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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Based on what we saw at the launch event, the unit feels solid. The Gorilla Glass screen promises scratch and breakage resistance. Amazon says the display is "chemically strengthened to be 20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic...which means it will stand up to accidental bumps and scrapes."
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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