No. of Recommendations: 1
"With the mini-iPad, they are chasing the existing low end tablet market, not innovating. Sure it will add revenue but it will cheapen the brand and the reputation of the company and that's my concern. Everything I read about the mini-iPad says lower quality, fewer features and that's never words I want to be associated with Apple."

Depends on what features are lost. The only thing I've heard of was that the screen would not be a Retina display.

I like the Fire, particularly now that the Optimum wifi apps work on it, and for $200 I could, if nothing else, have a personal portable TV in the house that looks good and by all accounts has very decent sound.

The main iPad draw for me is being able to make use of just about all the apps I have on my iPhone 4 without additional costs. My DW's iPad3 is a good extra TV for her (and she loves it for other reasons too), but I'm not a fan of the unassisted sound from it.

Kindle books will work on both (in non-glare areas - Kindle Touch or new Paperwhite - wish I had waited for that one - for glare areas)

So, I'll wait and see. Either purchase is discretionary, particularly once I get my iPhone 5 in a few weeks.

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