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New 7 and 9-inch Kindle Fire models may be on the way

By Rick
Feb 10, 2012
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  1. Following recent news of a seemingly imminent iPad 3 launch, it appears Amazon may have some news of its own. According Pacific Crest analyst Chad Bartley, the jungle-themed sales giant…

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  2. While I do not doubt the article's validity at saying a Kindle will generate 136 dollars of revenue through its lifetime, I'd just like to hear some opinions from people that do indeed purchase things off official app stores and the cost of purchases to date per device. If you are willing to share of course.

    Personally, I had an iPhone 3GS for 2.5 years and bought no apps, and I have yet to purchase any of my Galaxy Nexus. Does the average consumer truly purchase that much content? I'm very interested to hear from fellow techies.
     
  3. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    I've spent at least 300usd on app just on my droidx, but then again its rooted, I have a custom rom and its remotely connected to my pc. I do love my gadgets.
     
  4. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 6,305   +52 Staff Member

    That's a good question. Personally, I've probably bought about $100 of apps for my phone over a period of 4 years.

    I imagine it is easier to spend money on the Kindle for at least *some* people because they'll be buying books too. Your typical eBook is $9.99, which is more than you average app, I bet. Amazon's app revenue is probably higher per dollar spent is definitely higher though.
     
  5. enocheed

    enocheed TS Rookie

    Yep you guys are the reason why this economy is in the slump. You guys won't buy apps. You only buy cheap chinese stuff. And since america is the no one worthless app manufacturer. The economy is bad.
     
  6. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    I'm sorry good sir, you must work on wall street...putting the blame on everyone else.
     
  7. treeski

    treeski TS Guru Posts: 880   +130

    Most apps are ad supported and still generate revenue.
     
  8. rvnwlfdroid

    rvnwlfdroid TS Rookie Posts: 82   +6

    I have never owned a Nook,Kindle,i(anything). I purchased the org Moto Droid when it first came out Oct 2009ish. Since then I have purchased about $150 worth of apps. Now granted that?s been on 3 different phones. Most of those unfortunately were games so I play them for a while then they sit or get uninstalled. As far as the other purchases, they are still being used on a daily (at least weekly) basis. Those range from email, car dock, printing, remote access, OBD tracking, music/video player, apps for rooted users, to name a few. The nice thing is if they are uninstalled and I get an itch to play/use them again I just reinstall from the market (if they are still available or from Titanium Backup) without having to pay for the app again.
     
  9. I have a Kindle Fire. I have so far spent about $10 since Christmas. I will likely be spending more in the future, but so far due to the amount of free stuff available, I estimate I will be spending about 5-10 per month at most, not including subscriptions to HuluPlus, Amazon, and Netflix.
     
  10. I've bought maybe 16-20 bucks worth of apps so far.
     
  11. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Maniac Posts: 803   +9

    I prefer a tablet over an e-reader. Nook is limited to only Barns & Noble, Kindle is limited to Amazon. A tablet can do both plus PDF, and it can do all the same stuff e-readers can do, so what's the point in limiting yourself? But I guess the issues comes in the pricing. E-readers are much cheaper...but I just can't limit myself like that, lol.
     
     


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