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As the saying in the World Wide Web goes no juice they are all tablets. Your head buzz from all the beatings it got from those oozing press releases about the latest in iPad, the wonder Kindle Fire and the lukewarm Blackberry Playbook. They may be all tablets but each is a tablet on its own.

Let’s take the apple iPad this is the great old ancestor of these trendy tablets; trust apple to always come first in anything techy. This is the one most desired by many technology savvy personas including yours truly. There are so many things you can do with this apple iPad away from your desk tops and laptops that you’ll feel bereft without it after owning one. The only con for the apple iPad is it doesn’t support Flash. All the others; uses Flash on their tablet. One other thing is it has no front facing camera and cannot support video chat. This also has no support for sending messages because it can only connect to Wi-Fi and not to 3G.  You can never multi task with an iPad.

Then let us do the kindle fire turn in the pit. Grilling the kindle fire will reveal flaws or heighten its spitting image more. The kindle fire by Amazon the newest addition to the family is still in infancy or shall I make it a little mature “a kid”. Amazon’s first tablet the kindle fire has been recently launched in the market without much ado, unlike the buzzing electrifying wait for the release of the iPad. This latest genetic generation of the tablet has a promising future or like the rest of Amazon’s wonder child will die a slow death. This is powered by Amazon’s promise that battery life is akin to immortal’s life or somewhat a little lesser. This is also supporting the Flash which apple has banned for their iPads. This also sports the Amazon’s latest browser that makes downloads a breeze.

We’ll do the blackberry playbook last but not as the least. This tablet shows a lot of multi-tasking features. Its speed makes email sending and updates like an expressway cruise. Managing accounts and communication is a love dance. This blackberry playbook belies its name but validates every online workers dream. This packs all the jack of all trades productivity dream. This features the most ultimate in reliability operating system. Just connect your blackberry smartphone with your blackberry playbook and use the smartphone as keyboard and mouse. With your blackberry playbook you can send messages and video chat. And you have to go visit someone in the great rural wilderness who is out on vacation you wouldn’t get lost with it GPS navigation system. This is great for business and work.

You have one or the three; nothing else you’ve missed. One is slightly higher priced than the other and one offers lesser features. Just choose what work best for you and go buy the hottest addition, the slightly hot or the ultimate hot. Which is which it’s up to you.

 

 

 

 

A ton has happened over the past two days in the world of business. Yesterday wasn’t a very good day for the stock market as we saw declines in almost every sector. Today was a little different. New things were announced and overall, it was a good day.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average saw a gain of more than 143 points, or 1.3% after yesterday’s decline. It didn’t fully recover but hopefully it will get there soon. Currently the Dow sits in at 11,153 points.

The NASDAQ Composite saw an opposite motion. It saw a loss of just under 11 points. It’s not a big loss so it basically remained flat from yesterday but the 11 points adds on to the losses the Nasdaq incurred yesterday. The S&P 500 gained more than 9 points and the NYSE gained almost 98 points. So far, the markets haven’t recovered from yesterday’s drop but at least we saw gains today in most areas.

Gold also saw a decrease over the past two days. Since reporting last on Tuesday, gold price has dropped $34 and it is currently priced at $1,620 an ounce. Gold is going lower and lower and I think it will keep decreasing over the coming weeks and months. It is great to see the price decrease because it shows us that investors are putting their money in other places, perhaps places that will help our economy a lot more.

But what’s with the fire in the Amazon?

 

Amazon Fire Computer Tablet

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

Relax, there is no fire in the Amazon rain forest, but there is a fire in the Amazon (AMZN) that we all know and love around the world. Yesterday Amazon gave us some great news which makes them even more ‘investment’ worthy. They announced the release of their new computer tablet, the Amazon Kindle Fire. The picture above gives you a glimpse of the pad. From the looks of it, it looks like another tablet that will cost us $500, right? Wrong!

The surprise comes in the price. Amazon (AMZN) expects to start selling the Kindle Fire at just $199. It has a 7″ screen which is smaller than the Apple iPad but it costs less than half of what you would pay for the iPad. Speaking of the iPad, the Kindle Fire is expected to compete with the iPad and from the looks of it, it looks like it will be a great match. The Kindle Fire is small, attractive, seems to be able to do a ton of things, and best of all, it’s much cheaper than the iPad, which makes it even more appealing.

I currently don’t own any tablet PCs, but this is something that I would not mind getting for myself. If I ever get it, I promise to post a personal review on Stocksicity. And because of this new announcement, investors have another reason to invest in Amazon. The Kindle Fire is scheduled to be launched on November 15, 2011 and you can pre-order on the Amazon.com website.

Amazon has great news but your banks may not. Bank of America (BAC) is the country’s biggest bank and earlier they announced that they will charge all customers a $5 fee for using their debit cards. This is one way Bank of America (BAC) will try to increase profits as new regulations come to effect.

Bank of America isn’t the bank trying this. JP Morgan Chase (JPM) and Wells Fargo (WFC) will be testing this out too by charging $3 a month. Other regional banks are trying the same to increase profits. It most definitely will not hold great with banking customers. I don’t know about you, but I hate paying fees for my bank. It’s enough that they use my money to lend others and charge huge interest while giving me a worthless 0.05% interest for my savings account, and I definitely don’t want them to charge me extra for using my debit card.

This might come back to either haunt the banks by driving away customers or work out great for them because they could end up making millions of dollars from the customers who don’t have a problem with this. But we will have to wait and see where things go after the new fees are put into effect.

Today was a very interesting day with news coming in from many sides. The Amazon Kindle Fire looks like a great piece of technology that could have a great impact. It’s something I am very much looking forward to.

What do you think about the Amazon Kindle Fire? Will you be getting it? What are you thoughts on the new Debit Card fees your bank may impose on you?