"we make money when people use the Kindle, not when they buy it"
Besides, there is a limited life expectancy on all consumer electronics including the kindle:)
This is one more reason why I say this phat plump piggie is gonna take it hard one day.
IMO there should be a complete SEC investigation into this non money making ponzi before it turns madoff on pension funds, and implodes, and grannie nellie is left high and dry because the pbgc wont be able to handle it because of its limited revenue.
These tech toys are outdated within a year. There's also a huge overhead cost in tech and software support. And the mfr must constantly look ahead for new product development due to the short product cycle. It's a very fast paced environment with razor-thin profit. This is where volume comes into play.
All that cloud server infrastructure is going to have to be constantly upgraded to remain competitive as INTC Haswell chips come on the scene. Mucho spending for AMZN and others. Mucho revenue for INTC.. We'll see who really extracts the value from the cloud...