Amazon Web Services + Amazon Prime + Amazon Kindle + Amazon App Store + Amazon Instant Video + Amazon MP3= KINDLE FIRE
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We’ve read a lot of comments about the Kindle Fire’s seemingly-diminished book-reading abilities. To defend Amazon a bit, it doesn’t look like they’re aiming for their original Kindle target audience here. The original Kindle is still on the market at a far lower price than it was a week ago. This isn’t for the heavy readers, just as the iPad wasn’t for the heavy readers. This is for the people who want a little bit of everything, something which, by the way, Amazon is better-suited to give than most of the other companies out there with tablets. As far as infrastructure goes, Amazon’s got streaming video, it’s got music, it’s got shopping, it’s got a cloud accelerated browser (Editor’s note: !!!!!!!!!!!) and on top of all this, it has books. Barnes and Noble doesn’t have most of this stuff, so even if Amazon’s device itself is a bit thin on the innovation side, the content makes up for it. That’s why we need to take it seriously.