Can Amazon stand above the fray and make sense of the Android / tablet mess?

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  1. Sam Posten

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    Sam, how many devices do you currently have?
     
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    I've got more than I care to think about in various states of evaluation or dedicated purpose. A good deal of it came from scavenging craigslist for bargains but the workhorses all came new. Let's see.

    Tablets: Retina iPad, Nexus 7, 7" Kindle HD, Kindle Paperwhite
    On order: Kindle Paperwhite 2, 7" Kindle HDX
    Phone: iPhone 5
    Fridge: Samsung Android touchscreen
    Chromebook I won by writing a Chrome Haiku.
    Macs: 27" iMac which is my main editing workhorse and 13" MBA for business
    PCs: Main gaming rig is an alienware Aurora with an i7 and 680 graphics card, I also have a 17" Gaming laptop with cracked screen and an Alienware Area 51 I use for multiboxing in MMOs.
    Xbox 360, PS3 and WiiU, PS Vita & Nintendo 3DS

    If it's got pixels I'm all for it. =)
     
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    I ordered one of the HDX.

    To compare:

    Tablets: we have 5 in the house, both wife & I have iPad4s, we have a Nexus 7 (free with Google Fiber :) , Kindle Paperwhite, Dell XPS RT. 2 paperwhites
    On order: Kindle HDX, Paperwhite 2
    Phones: I carry a Nokia 1020, Wife now has a Galaxy S4, Son1: her old iphone4, son2: Iphone 4
    4 Desktop PCs.
    One Centralized Home FlexRAID server (44TB)
    One VMWare ESXI Centralized
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    Xbox360, PS3, WiiU, Wii, and both kids have a DS..
    Panasonic Toughbook Ruggedized

    Some of us are just suckers for technology :) If it doesn't work out, I can always find it a home later.

    Finally upgraded my desktop PC to QHD.. man, I didn't expect 2560x1440 to be this good. But it is.
     
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    Paperwhite 2 in hand. Fixed the backlight bleed that was distracting, but something fuzzy still going on. Gonna have to mess with the settings. Not sure I've got the font settings right either.

    HDX reviews are in. Display getting great marks of course, but the angles on the back and the origami cover getting low marks.
    http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/2/4792658/amazon-kindle-fire-hdx-review-7-inch

    http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/02/amazon-kindle-fire-hdx-review/

    More troubling is that you can no longer sideload Play. Not sure how I feel about that. I didn't use that too often but it means a clean break from the Android underpinnings. Hmmm.
     
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    Wild!I have trouble imagining the four-camera eye tracking system getting to market in the next year. But I had no idea apple had 500 ppi fingerprint sensors either.
     
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    Holy cow, Matt! I really hope you have a good router. ;)

    A little off topic but my router (Linksys WRT-54GS2) is having to deal with two iPhone 4s, two MacBook Pros, two iPhone 3Gs configured as iPods, a Nook Simple Touch, a Dish ViP622 DVR, Xbox 360 and Wii and it has to be reset about once a month. Hopefully, Santa will bring me an Airport Extreme Base Station this Christmas. :D
     
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    “Amazon has acquired Double Helix as part of our ongoing commitment to build innovative games for customers.”

    sounds great... [​IMG] impatiently waiting for new product release :)
     
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    Ooh, so elegant and stylish. It's like something Apple would have designed.
     
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    Hahahaha, yeah no.
     

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