You Can't Fight Fire With Appleshttp://www.fool.com/investing/general/2011/10/06/you-cant-fight-fire-with-apples.aspx Tamara Rutter
October 6, 2011
So Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN ) has raised the curtain on the latest "iPad killer," its new Kindle Fire tablet. With inferior processing abilities and technical shortcomings, the Kindle Fire simply doesn't bring the heat, and the two devices will never be equal rivals. But then again, Amazon never intended them to be.
Comparing Apples to Fire
For starters, Amazon's tablet lacks the iPad's A5 processor, its two video-enabled cameras, and its 64GB internal storage capacity. The Kindle's smaller display and lack of a microphone make the device far less user-friendly.
Beyond this, Apple uses the latest screen technology in the iPad and lets users connect by 3G networks. By contrast, the Kindle Fire has your run-of-the-mill backlit LCD screen and provides no 3G access, thereby shackling its users to Wi-Fi hotspots. How 20