Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Amazon to Unveil $99 Tablet: "Kindle Fire"

Again, innovation booms and prices drop in the least regulated sectors of the economy.

The Kindle Fire will have a 7-inch display and sell for as low as $99, compared with $499 for Apple’s cheapest iPad.

Bloombeg reports:
The Kindle Fire doesn’t have an embedded camera or a microphone. The device offers Wi-Fi connectivity, though not 3G access, and comes with a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime, the company’s $79-a-year membership service that includes streaming video and free two-day shipping.
Amazon has painted over the rough surfaces of Google’s Android operating system with a fresh and easy-to-use interface and tied the device closely to its own large and growing content library of movies, magazines and music.
Imagine what would happen in the medical and pharmaceutical industries if they weren't wasting so much time playing footsie with regulators.


  1. The latest report from CNBC is that the Amazon tablets will start at $99

  2. CNBC is correct. The fire is a specific tablet and it's price is $199. Other tablets start at $99.

  3. Robert,
    For someone who grew up in Asia with free(r) market healthcare, it's truly astounding to me how many here in the North-East (where I now live) think healthcare is immune to economic laws and technology isn't.

    The ignoramuses include Wall St. veterans (like Jim Chanos) and management consultants at top-notch firms like McKinsey. People can get Neanderthal about this issue.

  4. Regular (yet updated) Kindle = $79

    Kindle Touch = $99

    Kindle Fire = $199

    Very nice price points.

  5. $199