To bad they didn't release with Honeycomb, they are basically running the phone OS version of Android on the device. If they had released with Honeycomb they would have been able to offer applications optimized and designed for tablets.
They have customized the OS and UI so much that it shouldn't feel like a "phone os" .
I ordered one and can't wait to check it out.
I really like the Amazon apps and services. I have a good feeling about this tablet.
Kindle Fire = Electronic Shopping Catalog. Why mail a free paper catalog when you can sell an electronic one that lets people instantly buy stuff with one click. Pure marketing brilliance.
The economy is in the tank, unemployment is at an all time high, people, cities, and countries are saddled with crushing debt, its the eve of the biggest shopping season. Why mail a free paper catalog, when you can sell an electronic catalog...at $200 with 5 million pre-orders...that's $1 billion before people even start to buy stuff.