Amazon Kindle Fire (2012) Review: For The Budget Minded, A Great Entertainment Device - But Not Much Else
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.
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.
Excerpt: While it is a part of the Kindle family of ebook readers, the Fire isn't really like any one of the siblings. This is a full-fledged tablet, a budget one at that, aimed at the user who wants an ebook reader, and a lot more. The Kindle Fire is the first Kindle with a colour touchscreen.
Pros: Sleek design, IPS display is excellent, Eye catching UI, Enticing price, at least on paper
Cons: Most features donï¿½t work in India, No expandable memory
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.
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.
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...
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 qu...
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 ...
Conclusion: If you're trying to decide between an iPad and the Kindle Fire, you've got several things to consider. The iPad peforms better, with better features. Of course, the iPad is significantly larger -- certainly too big to carry in your pocket.
Pros: Check out that price tag, Support for Adobe Flash Player, Solid web browser for basic web browsing, The wealth of Amazon content at your fingertips, Video streaming and book-borrowing for free with Prime membership, Great deals on apps in Amazon app store, Check out that price tag, Support for Ad...
Cons: No Camera, No Bluetooth, No HDMI, No SD card slot or expandable storage, Poor placement of power button and headphone jack, 0, Limited app selection compared to full Android market
Conclusion: The Kindle Fire is probably the best tablet you can buy at $199. Amazon has effectively defined the new price point and specs for entry level tablets, anything comparable shouldn't even bother with a price tag greater than $199.