Conclusion: The Kindle Fire isn't a game changer in the world of tablets, but it's a very intelligent evolution of the Amazon ecosystem. With one device, Amazon can sell you eBooks, MP3s, videos and apps--they're all just a dangerous "1 Click" away. As an affordable Android tablet, the Fire does a passable job thanks to good quality hardware like the IPS display and dual core CPU, but it lacks the Android Market, Bluetooth, cameras and a GPS, which are all standard fare on general...
Pros: Affordable, good quality, excellent Amazon shopping and support experience.
Cons: Lacks the features of a general purpose tablet, lags sometimes.
Excerpt: Because of its low price, and the fact that Amazon is the only company on the planet with the media chops to take on Apple iTunes , the Amazon Kindle Fire has been painted by some as the putative heir to the Apple iPad 2 's throne as king of tablets . Sadly, beneath the Kindle Fire's slick veneer and unparalleled shopping integration lies a tablet that fails to impress as either a tablet or as an e-reader .
Excerpt: The Amazon Kindle Fire tablet view, is powerful, sexy and, unlike Apple products, refreshingly cheap. This lethal combination means the tablet will be a notable challenger to Apple’s iPad 2 . It arrives after Motorola, HTC, with its HTC Flyer tablet , Samsung and Sony, with their Sony Tablet S tablet , fell short, and after HP and RIM failed miserably with their own operating systems.
Pros: Incredible pricepoint, Intuitive, innovative UI, Surprisingly good display
Cons: No Android Market, Slow performance, No UK availability