Summary: Funny I should get this email today..Sept.8,2012..My daughter was playing a game on it and it froze up on her, it's been playing for hours and she's so annoyed by the fact that it's playing and it will not let her play it nor will the sound go off. So at this time I think online bidding is a no no for me. I will go to the actual store or the online store to buy..for me this is a big NO NO!!!
Pros: -Good for movies, many of which are free with Amazon Prime -Easy to find & connect Wi-Fi -Good selection of apps from Amazon (enough for me) -Good E-mail program in K-9. -I like access to content at top of home screen, and ease of navigating to Home.
Cons: With all the Pros, it's not much good if the thing uses up battery too quickly (my first one, which was replaced), or if it force-closes apps (the new replacement) and the Home screen constantly freezes.
Pros: the gadget is a great idea; compact and supposed to have a lot of functions.
Cons: I am currently using the fourth unit. The first three died within one month of turning them on for the first time. I am waiting for #4 to crap out and I have to take it back to the computer store.
Excerpt: The specs are good on paper its another story when in use. The kindle fire seems like it was rushed out without thought just to make some profit. I have a dual core droid x2 with the same processor clock speed of 1ghz so i should have an idea of how the kindle fire should run. Wrong! The kindle fire is slow. It freezes up frequently and is a hassle to use. The custom amazon ui is a huge annoyance considering how it is so strange and unfamiliar.
Excerpt: I hate it. Normally, I love Amazon Kindles but, not this one. It would overheat and it would glitched on me. I got a replacement one to replace my old one and that one was worse then my old one. When I got my replacement kindle, it would overheat and glitch. I informed Amazon but, they said that there was nothing they could do because my warranty had expired and they tired to offer me to buy a brand new kindle or buy a refurbished kindle. It's ridiculous.
Excerpt: when i bought this product i was so excited to have it. first this i hated is it only lets you use a certain amount of stores for apps only. i hated that so much. the second thing that i hated was i went through 5 kindle fires and after 1 to 3 days later it wouldnt charge anymore.