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How the Kindle Fire Works

Author's Note

The Kindle Fire proved that the 7-inch (17.8-centimeter) form factor for tablets is a viable option. It also showed that there is a ready audience for lower-priced tablets as long as they have the right features. In many ways, the Kindle Fire isn't a direct competitor with the iPad. But with new tablets in the market now and on the horizon, the Kindle Fire actually faces some tough opponents. I'm excited to see what Amazon has in store for us next.

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