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Amazon May Lose Money On New Tablet Computer
2011-10-01 07:15:31

Kindle Fire, the new tablet computer revealed by Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos on Wednesday, costs $209.63 to make, or approximately $10 more than the device will sell for, Alistair Barr of Reuters reported on Friday. According to Barr, the cost estimate comes from IHS iSuppli, who determined that the components that go into the computer cost $191.65, with additional manufacturing expenses raising the price to nearly $210. "Based on IHS iSuppli's estimates, the company may lose just...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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