Feb 09 AT 2:13 PM Edgar Cervantes 38 Comments

Amazon, “Want an iPad or three Kindles for less?”


Android manufacturers are not giving up on the fight against Apple. The situation is tense, and the war does not stay behind the borders of product competition. TV commercials and ads take direct swings at Apple. We can take Samsung’s latest commercials as an example – including their Super Bowl ad. But this time around, Amazon is taking its swing at Cupertino Giant.

The video emphasizes the fact that a Kindle is much better for reading than the iPad. And that even if you want a device for media consumption, you can use a Kindle Fire. The main point is that you can get the best out of both worlds by purchasing both Kindle products, at a price lower than the iPad. In the video, the lady has 2 Kindle Fires and one $79-dollar Kindle, and all of them together still cost less than “that.”

Granted, the Kindle Fire is not exactly your full-fledged tablet. But it could take care of a great percentage of general consumers. You can listen to your music, play movies, read books, surf the web, etc. For many users, especially those looking for a good deal, it might be a better option to just purchase 2 Kindle devices.

But what do you guys think? Would you rather get an iPad or two (or more) Kindle devices? Or would you prefer a full-fledged Android tablet? Take a minute to check out the fun video and let us know what you think.

Via: BGR

Source: Kindle (YouTube)

Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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  • spazby

    Kindle will not cut it for me. Transformer prime baby!

    • BiGMERF

      i tell you what if asus does put out a quad core 7incher.. my prime goes on the market the same day

      • Trem
      • cwjones4

        you mean the asus memo for $250?

        • BiGMERF

          that indeed would be it :)

      • AppleFUD

        I’m with you. when Asus announced the 7″ quad-core I said, sorry T. Prime.
        For what I use a tablet for the 7″ size (or 8″) is the best fit.

        Now a 12″ Transformer. . . that could be a laptop replacement in the very near future with Chrome on it.

        The commercial however, is hilarious!

  • Eatmode

    Get the Fire, root it, win.

    • honourbound68

      Nah.. For 50 bucks more, I’d get quad core, micro sd card slot, full market as well as all the amazon apps. MeMo is mo’ better :)

  • txbluesman

    Looks like the way to go for the beach side babes…LOL! Personally, I still like a little more punch.

    • txbluesman

      Transformer Prime has great punch!

  • ken cooper

    I would rather have the Android pad


    After playing with the one I got my lady for valentines day.. I can honestly say that it will satisfy most. I liked it for browsing the web, playing games is decent, reading books is fantastic but the lack of being able to use google services pissed me off. No front camera to video chat is a killer too. Im sure ipad users will miss there precious apps. I still miss the attention to detail devs give apps on ios and how they come to there market first 90 percent of the time. The common user however will have no problem with the fire over an ipad. the 7 inch form is great too. I got my laies at walmart for 150 bucks. at that price , YOU CANNOT BEAT IT, PERIOD !

  • Jason Hernandez

    The Kindle Fire gets the job done. Sure it lacks a few features that we may like to have in a tablet, but web browsing, the integration with Amazon ecosystem and it’s size are done very well. But, to sum it up in one line: I like the Kindle Fire for my wife and kids, not for me.

  • SGB101

    sadly no fire in the uk, and no amazon services yet, i got the ipad2 last year, hate itunes for windows, but if androids wants to be took serious on tables, it needs an itunes like service.

    im an android FB, been on the band wagon since G1 release, but if to me it doesnt matter how good the hardware is it needs content to consume and itunes offers it.

    amazon is bridging the gap, but i think google needs to step it up and bring their online cloud services together and expand them. also the ‘android cloud’ could be used to pull manufacturer into line and only offer to “with Google” devices.

    maybe launch it with the Moto Nexus tab (transformer) later in the year, a man can dream ;-)

    • SD

      iTunes like service? You mean like doubletwist?

  • JIW

    Regardless of whether or not the Fire is the best tablet on the planet, this is a very effective ad for it’s target market. Are you paying attention Samsung?

    • McLovin

      Yeah Samsung is shooting way over the heads of most people with their ads now. This is something people can understand.

  • MitchRapp81

    Asus tabs seem to be low on the quality/stability/support side of things. Thank God for the original XOOM. Slap EOS with ICS 4.0.4 on it….. best Android device in the world.

    • Bryan Stoner

      Are you fucking serious!? Android fans, like myself, rave over the quality/stability/support that Asus provides. Asus literally dishes out the fastest updates and you get the best bang for your buck.

  • greeny42

    Transformer Prime eats the kindle for lunch.

  • http://alxrock.deviantart.com alxrock

    I kinda hate my iPad. It crashes a couple of times a day, it’s more of a toy for my kids to play with these days. I’m waiting to see what comes around this year and finally get my hands on an Android tab. So far it’s looking like Asus 7″ for $249.

  • droilfade

    “Someone sitting here?” Lol….

  • Chad

    I think I would rather have the woman in the video.

  • nivekkev

    Full Android, always full Android

  • Bryan Stoner

    Given you have a laptop, desktop, or smartphone, the Kindle Fire would be the easy choice. Even if you lacked all 3 I have mentioned, the Kindle Fire would still be a clear winner. Especially for the average consumer.

  • Raptor

    Typically all will try to sell all not sold Christmas gear till the new school sales in July- August.

    I can not stand pixelation of the screen of any current tablet. I puke seeing Ipads or kindles. Let alone reading the books…

    Just wait, in a matter of months Apple will boost pixel areal density 4 times and all will follow. That will be ok for 7″.

    Hopefully next year we will see larger tablets with 4k screens approaching finally the pixel density to one of regular printed materials.

    • Raptor

      All current screens are total trash and there is no explanation why. Almost a decade ago i had 12″ Dell laptop with the 1600×1200 screen. ROTFL. This used 300 MHz proc and 16 MB video RAM.

  • DroidPower

    sweet commercial!!!

  • CTown

    I’ve never really used a tablet before… what does an iPad (or the Transformer or Xoom) do that warrants such a high price tag? I always thought the price difference JUST came from the screen.

  • http://fafasinata.blogspot.com fafasinata

    i just want it…

  • gadgetgirl

    Never had a tablet, got the fire and hated it! It’s too locked down, no customization, slow,needs better UI for email, etc. Etc. Etc. I got the HTC EVO 4g for a few bucks more than the fire and I got everything the fire was missing. I was waiting for the iPad3, but I am pretty happy with my Android tablet. However, I would definitively pick iPad over the fire. It still needs a lot of work and leaves a lot to be desired.

  • Scott

    I’ll go for 3 kindles for less rather than having an ipad. Why should I choose a more expensive device when I can have it in a cheaper price. The features are almost the same, the convenient, application and a lot more.

  • cb2000a

    Memo yes…Fire no

  • http://k-selezneva.blogspot.com/ KatSelezneva

    I would choose Kindle, too. The first reason is the affordable price. The second – I prefer having a separate device for each activity. So, I read on my Kindle and surf the Net on my smart phone. I think, when a device is created especially for one thing, its quality is better, like it is the case with Kindle and its E-ink display.

  • http://None Javier Bastardo

    I would love to have a Kindle Fire for my everyday, couch-potato media consumption. But the Memo, man, that is just another level, gotta wait for that.

  • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Homncruse

    Wait, this commercial was about tablets or something? Sorry, wasn’t paying attention…

  • Gir

    Love the Kindle because with it the prices, and competition that came with it. Come on Tegra3 sub 200 dollar tablet! But I will wait for the new Galaxy Tab.

  • LittleGreenDude

    The Ipad is basically a bigger Ipod, I hate the Kindle Fire UI, so bring on the Memo 370t!