Not only that, but pre-orders have reached 2,000 AN HOUR or
50,000 A DAY!
If this level of consumer demand for the Kindle Fire continues, Amazon will have
2.5 MILLION pre-orders
for the device before it officially goes on sale on November 15th.
Lady Gwen asked, "What's so great about the KINDLE FIRE?"
A few things stand out :
The Kindle Fire is a tablet with a 7-inch screen, giving it a similar look and feel as the RIM BlackBerry Playbook or Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 .
It runs a heavily modified version of Google's operating system, includes 8GB of internal memory, and begins shipping to U.S. customers on November 15.
With it, you can read e-books using Amazon's popular Kindle software,
download Android apps and games using Amazon's Appstore,
purchase music using Amazon's MP3 store, and
stream video using Amazon's video on-demand service.
The common thread here is that Amazon's suite of digital stores and services are all loaded and ready to go out of the box.
Of course, many basic features are covered, as well. You can browse the Web, e-mail your friends, read PDFs, and listen to locally stored music, without any trouble.
In terms of system performance, the Kindle Fire includes a dual-core processor, a Micro-USB 2.0 port, and an estimated 8 hours of battery life.
Unlike the iPad 2, the Kindle Fire supports Adobe Flash Web content!
Amazon's vast server farms are good for more than just storage.
A unique Web browser called Silk is included on the Kindle Fire;
it splits the work of loading Web pages between the device and Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) system.
The result will lead to faster page loads,
as well as some predictive loading of content and sites you access often.
No other tablet on the market has a feature like this--not even Apple.
How many units did Amazon make? Millions they said. But how many exactly?
How soon after November 15th before they sell out?
AND YOU COULD WIN ONE HERE!
Along with autographs of
(Eric Northman of TRUE BLOOD) when Victor's sales hit 120,000 on the Amazon Sales Ranking. Not that hard to hit.
Megan Fox (at 100,000 ASR)
Brad Pitt & Cate Blanchett (at 80,000 ASR)
Angelina Jolie (at 60,000 ASR)
AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK UP A COPY OF THE LEGEND OF VICTOR STANDISH and REVIEW IT.
How hard is that?
AND THERE ARE THOSE AUTOGRAPHED MOVIE POSTERS TO WIN, TOO :
FROM DUSK TO DAWN
THE COLOR PURPLE
THE LORD OF THE RINGS and
HARRY POTTER & THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX (with J K ROWLING'S!)
On the Coffee Table: William Finnegan
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