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Comment Amazon is right on this one (Score 2) 291

I think Amazon is being very clever with the Kindle Fire. It is a new device with tons of content readily available (more than iTunes, I believe), it is cheap and, most importantly, it is not a direct competitor to the iPad.

People who want (or don't mind) a 7" device will get the Kindle Fire. People who need a larger screen will go for the other tablets (mostly the iPad, these days).

I think the Kindle Fire will sell pretty well. And Apple will have someone else other than Samsung to get worried about.

Comment Re:But I thought... (Score 1) 378

Yes, but that was when Apple was not a consumer electronics company. Most of Apple's profit is coming from the iPod, iPhone and iPad.

If they kept producing Macs only, they would be much smaller. Probably not dead, but surely smaller.


The "King of All Computer Mice" Finally Ships 207

An anonymous reader writes "The much-anticipated, much-mocked 18-button joystick mouse from WarMouse is now shipping. The press release features an impressive set of user quotes from game designer Chris Taylor, new SFWA president John Scalzi, and a doctor who runs a medical software company. Crazy or not, it's obviously more than just a gaming mouse."

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