Kindle Fire: the tablet that knows your next move
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 02/10/2011 22:36
On Wednesday, the tablet wars began. Up to then, all talk of a "tablet market" was misleading: it was essentially an iPad market.
Having launched in April 2010 a device for which most people thought there was no definable niche, Apple then proceeded to sell upwards of 30 million of these insanely expensive consumer products, on which it was reportedly making a 40% margin.
There were other tablets, most of which, with one notable exception - the Samsung Galaxy Tab - were turkeys. But until Wednesday, nothing had appeared that looked like being able to make a dent in Apple's licence to print money.