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    Anyone just catch the announcement about the new Kindle Fires? Unless Microsoft actually does screw their partners, I think the Surface just unfortunately got killed!

    If you missed the specs:

    Kindle Fire HD
    - 16GB
    - 8.9-inch 1920x1200
    - OMAP 4470
    - Dual WiFi with MIMO
    - crazy screen tech for use in light and glare reduction
    - gimmicky stuff for voice and all that
    - $299

    4G LTE Kindle Fire HD - Same as above, except:
    - 32GB
    - $49.99 ANNUAL access charge with 250MB/month through AT&T (which won't last long, but hey, it's $50/year, and it should cover basic email and web as long as you use WiFi wisely)

    I still want a Surface, but can MS cannibalize its partner relations?
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    Until you can join the Fire to a domain, connect printers, create office documents, run legacy applications, I dont think it will do anything to the Surface.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andygoes View Post
    ...4G LTE Kindle Fire HD - Same as above, except:
    - 32GB
    - $49.99 ANNUAL access charge with 250MB/month through AT&T (which won't last long, but hey, it's $50/year, and it should cover basic email and web as long as you use WiFi wisely)

    I still want a Surface, but can MS cannibalize its partner relations?
    This is kind of a joke. 250MB? Download one book and it's gone. Will you get an overage charge from AT&T if you go over?
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    Is the Kindle Fire cool? Absolutely!

    Is it going to sell like hotcakes? Definitely!

    Is it going to replace Windows in any format? Not a chance.

    But you know what? I'm going to recommend Kindle over iPad every day and twice on Sundays, and I'll recommend a Windows tablet twice every day and thrice on Sundays. :)
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