Take a closer look at Amazon's $199 Kindle Fire tablet, as unveiled Wednesday by CEO Jeff Bezos. One clear goal: Steal millions of hearts--and dollars--from Apple.
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At 0.45 inches thick, the Kindle Fire is fatter than the old 0.3-inch Kindle e-reader and the 0.34-inch iPad2, but it's thinner than the 0.5-inch-thick Blackberry PlayBook. All four sides are spare, with a small round power button, an HDMI micro USB plug (for charging by USB or AC adaptor,) and a mini audio plug on the bottom. The top has two speaker slots. Sorry, no memory expansion slot or external connectivity of any kind (other than audio).
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
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