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Amazon Kindle Fire
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Amazon Kindle Fire

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Amazon Kindle Fire (2012) Review: For The Budget Minded, A Great Entertainment Device - But Not Much Else

Android Police
18 October 2012
  • Summary: Therein lies the catch with the Kindles. If you're looking for a tablet computer , the Kindle is almost certainly not for you. The system is too inflexible and locked down, and they're designed from the ground up to serve as a middleman. Those who are looking for a very simple, streamlined experience will find that it's well worth tehe amazingly low price. But for everyone else....
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Amazon Kindle Fire Reviewed

30 September 2012
  • Summary: Overall opinion: If you are a US shopaholic addicted to Amazon, this might be the mobile device that is tailor-made for you. If you prefer other shopping venues and sites for, say, price comparisons or international service, seek another device. This one will be a waste of money.
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Overall 5

Amazon Kindle Fire

5 March 2012
  • Summary: Yes, it is an expensive tablet, on paper. Yes, it has a very sleek form factor. Yes, the UI looks brilliant. But, this is essentially a U.S. only device at the moment, and you can't even download basic stuff like apps without a valid credit card from a financial establishment in the U.S. We don't think this device makes sense to buy in India.
  • Pros: Sleek design, IPS display is excellent, Eye catching UI, Enticing price, at least on paper
  • Cons: Most features don�t work in India, No expandable memory
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Amazon Kindle Fire Review

The Gadgeteer
31 January 2012
  • Conclusion: The Kindle Fire is already a wildly popular device because of its sub $200 price tag and Amazon’s brand reputation. The reasons why I like the Fire are its price, compact size, nice display, snappy performance and good battery life. The reasons why I don’t like this device are the lack of 3G, Bluetooth, dedicated volume and menu buttons, laggy web browser and no access to Google’s app market or core apps (Gmail, Calendar, etc.).
  • Pros: Compact, Snappy performance and great battery life, Nice display, 5GB free cloud storage, Free 1 month of Amazon Prime
  • Cons: Laggy web browser, No Bluetooth, No microphone, No camera
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Amazon Kindle Fire review

20 January 2012
  • Excerpt: This fall, Amazon surprised everyone with the release of the Kindle Fire. There had been a couple clues beforehand, but still no one expected the product Amazon announced. The Fire is an Android tablet, yes, but it is also something more. It is a specially optimized tool for accessing Amazon's numerous cloud services, and it just happens to run Android as well.
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Overall 8

Amazon Kindle Fire

PC Magazine
15 January 2012
  • Conclusion: The first easy-to-use, affordable small-screen tablet, the Amazon Kindle Fire is revolutionary.
  • Pros: Incredible value for the price. Sharp, bright, hi-res screen. Extremely easy to use. Free cloud storage for Amazon content.
  • Cons: Sometimes sluggish. Screen can be very reflective. Limited on-device storage.
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Overall 7

Amazon Kindle Fire (2012)

PC Magazine
14 January 2012
  • Conclusion: While the entry-level Kindle Fire is a price leader at $159, it doesn't quite measure up to this year's crop of $199 tablets.
  • Pros: Inexpensive. Easy to use. Acceptable performance. Promising parental controls on the way.
  • Cons: Comes with ads. Outpaced in most ways by slightly more expensive tablets.
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In Living Color

Gear Patrol
13 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Is it an eReader or a tablet? Kindle or iPad killer? Does it really matter? Packing a dual-core CPU, Gorilla Glass coated multi-touch 7″ IPS panel, and its own special brew of Android, the 14.6 ounce Amazon Kindle Fire ($199) is all about the content. Sure, it may lack some niceties like a camera, mic or 3G connectivity, but this little beast is the best alternative to the iPad we’ve seen yet.
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Amazon Kindle Fire review: It’s no iPad killer, and that is why it will succeed

The Boy Genius Report
11 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Amazon has been a leader in the eBook reader space since it first introduced the Kindle eReader in November 2007. At that point in time, the Kindle had a 6-inch E Ink display that supported just four shades of gray, it included 250MB of storage that could accommodate about 200 eBooks, and it retailed for $399. For the first six months or so, Amazon couldn’t keep the device in stock — it was a smash hit.
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Overall 7
Performance 4
Battery performance 9
Display 8
Weight 10
Noise 10
Gaming performance 3
Connectivity 2
Keyboard 4
Temperature 10

Amazon Kindle Fire 7" Tablet Review

8 January 2012
  • Summary: Complete Amazon experience. Amazon caught the tablet world by storm when the retailer announced its first multimedia tablet for just $199 USD. Is the performance and hardware reflective of the budget price? or is the Kindle Fire greater than the sum of its parts?
  • Pros: Entry-level price, Excellent connectivity to Amazon services, Great screen quality w/ Gorilla Glass, Good speakers, Acceptable performance, Acceptable battery life, The Kindle Fire performs and offers an experience that eclipses all other budget tablets at the $200 price range. The solid build quality, access to the Amazon cloud and large selection of Amazon books and videos is something that can't be said for some tablets that are over twice as expensive. Amazon Prim...
  • Cons: Little to no extra features, No expandability options, Screen can be too small for some, No haptic feedback, No dedicated Home/Back buttons, Glossy surface, A larger screen could appeal to more multimedia buffs looking for more screen real estate. A lighter 7-inch Kindle Fire would also make the tablet easier to use for extended periods of time. Although we understand that additional connectivity options might increase the cost of the tablet, a microSD card reader or ...
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