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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.
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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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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.
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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...
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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 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 ...
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Overall 7
Value for money 8
Features 6
Performance 7

Kindle Fire Review

25 December 2011
  • 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
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Amazon Kindle Fire Review (2011)

Chip Chick
22 December 2011
  • Excerpt: The much anticipated Amazon Kindle Fire (2011) finally made it into people’s homes this week. After months of anticipation, this super affordable e-reader come tablet has finally landed. ...
  • Pros: Easy-to-use and slick user interface; Video streams without a hitch; appstore catalog is growing fast; Amazon Prime access included; massive ebook library; good battery life
  • Cons: No expandable storage; No 3G option. too heavy to be a serious reading device like the other Kindles; no volume controls or MicroSD card slot; no GPS or Bluetooth
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Amazon Kindle Fire Review

20 December 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 7

Amazon Kindle Fire (2012)

PC Magazine
20 December 2011
  • 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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Overall 8

Amazon Kindle Fire

PC Magazine
19 December 2011
  • 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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