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Kindle Fire - Early Release Date?


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Initial post: Sep 28, 2011 11:14:02 AM PDT
Is Amazon typically firm with previous Kindles when they announce their release date?

They have indicated Nov 15 for the Kindle Fire; wonder if there is chance of it being earlier?

Posted on Sep 28, 2011 11:16:23 AM PDT
njack26 says:
There is always a chance, however prior releases of new Kindles pretty much shipped wen originally indicated.

Posted on Sep 28, 2011 11:16:35 AM PDT
I highly doubt it. They wouldn't change the release date for a product as huge as the Kindle. It's their number one seller and changing a release date will cause confusion that they want to avoid.

Posted on Sep 28, 2011 11:17:05 AM PDT
KindlePad says:
From what I remember year they are pretty close, I don't remember them shipping earlier but more than 1 day.

Posted on Sep 28, 2011 11:20:31 AM PDT
It is much more likely that pre-orders may outstrip supply. In the past, with prior versions of Kindle, several times Amazon had to slightly delay delivery of some devices when orders temporarily outpaced production capacity.

Posted on Sep 28, 2011 5:04:17 PM PDT
Darn, was hoping for it ahead of schedule.

Posted on Sep 28, 2011 5:12:38 PM PDT
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Posted on Sep 28, 2011 5:14:01 PM PDT
Maybe the Kindle Inferno will be out by then. :-)

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 1:22:47 PM PDT
midwestdep says:
Anyone have any idea if the new Silk browser will sync bookmarks with Chrome?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 2, 2011 11:16:49 AM PDT
Matthew says:
I highly doubt they will sync. I'm assuming you could export/import them.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 2, 2011 11:25:03 AM PDT
Nope they never are early.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2011 7:52:04 PM PST
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Posted on Nov 9, 2011 8:06:57 PM PST
I'm hoping mine gets shipped earlier than what it states. I've seen people posting they ordered theirs today and will have it on the 15th. Mine says I will have it between the 21st and 29th and I pre-ordered a few days after the announcement.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2011 8:08:50 PM PST
Andrew says:
@Book Worm Deb
That has all to do with the shipping option, I see you went for the super saver option.

Posted on Nov 9, 2011 8:34:01 PM PST
Yeah I did Andrew, what can I say, I'm a cheap a@@ when it comes to paying postage. It's ok, I'll become an expert listening to what everyone else can do with theirs, lol.

Posted on Nov 9, 2011 8:42:39 PM PST
L. Hill says:
Shoptillyou - I heard that Amazon is coming out with a stripped down version...

Kindle Smoke, with the Polyester, a stripped down browser version...
Cheaper than the Fire with Silk...designed to go head to head with the Ipad 3...

Cause...you know...where there's smoke...there's fire...

(ok...sorry...so it's late...I'm tired...sometimes I just crack myself up...)

Posted on Nov 11, 2011 9:15:43 AM PST
Michael Dodd says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2011 9:46:01 AM PST
saraf says:
Seriously?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2011 9:55:03 AM PST
Michael Dodd says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2011 9:58:42 AM PST
Why do you deserve anything?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2011 10:01:35 AM PST
Why? If you want it the next day, pay for 1 day shipping. I don't feel like I deserve a "bone" just because I ordered on 9-28. I'm a long time customer of Amazon, but don't feel I'm entitled to special treatment. Amazon takes care of their customers. That's enough.

Posted on Nov 12, 2011 6:33:14 PM PST
gbward says:
I just got a shipping confirmation from Amazon for my Kindle Fire case. Its a Timbuk2 sleeve and it was listed (when I ordered it two weeks ago) as being released on Nov 15th. Same description as the Fire. I ordered it with two day delivery, and I ordered my Fire with 1 day delivery - thinking that I could wait the extra day for the case. Now it would seem that I will get the case TWO DAYs (Monday) before the Fire (Wednesday). That seems strange.

One other thing that makes me think we may see an early shipment is that the Kindle Fire will be released on Nov 15th in retail stores too (I think). So, that would mean that non-Amazon , Big Store customers would get the Fire at least one day before the loyal Amazon Online customers. If I was Amazon, I would not like that. I would want my customers getting their hands on the Fire first. Especially the people who started this craze and pre-ordered 6+ weeks in advance.

It seems like Jeff Bezos has thought of everything with respect to the Kindle Fire maketing strategy - price point, daily announcements of additional features, exclusive content, etc.. Hopefully he thought of this too.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2011 6:39:41 PM PST
L. Vaughn says:
Hi there. I ordered mine September 29th, and my ship dates are also the 21st and the 29th.

Posted on Nov 12, 2011 6:42:50 PM PST
gbward says:
I ordered my early on Sept 29th, and my order is listed as "Shipping Soon" with an expected deliver date of 11/16.

Posted on Nov 12, 2011 6:51:54 PM PST
I'm willing to wait for the 11/15 release date. I was really looking into getting an iPad but the price point was higher than I wanted to pay. When Amazon announced the Fire, I followed each announcement closely until I knew for sure this was what I wanted.

For now, I'm content with my 3G Kindle but, I believe the Kindle Fire will be worth the wait. It's just a few days anyway.
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