Friday, September 30, 2011

Kindle Fire replaces SmartPhone not tablet

Just had a conversation with my wife about the Kindle-Fire (KF) and had an epiphany.

KF isn't a replacement for the full tablet, but it is a replacement for the smart phone!

KF costs $200 plus zero for service contract
smart phone costs $50-$200 plus at least $30 a month for data contract.

If you mostly use the 'smart' features of the phone for things like email/calendar/games, then it may be very compelling to ditch the cellular data plan, ditch the smart phone, get a dumb phone for making dare-I-say-it phone calls and the KF for email/calendar/etc.

I think we're going to do that.

OTOH, if you want a tablet for creating rather than consuming content, you still need a full size tablet, preferably with a keyboard.

1 comment:

  1. I am thinking of doing this (going back to a dumb phone and getting a kindle fire to save on monthly charges).I receive email on my cell, which beeps when something comes in. This, more than anything, is my primary communication with family (more than texts). So I'm wondering--did you go ahead and use this? What was your experience?