Amazon Kindle Fire Review
A Review Of The Amazon Kindle Fire
Amazon is hot on the heels of Apple with the recent announcement of their Kindle Fire tablet pc.
It is a natural progression from their current releases Kindle and Kindle Touch, taking technology and connectivity
to the next level. With Kindle Fire consumers are now being offered an affordable, advanced and sophisticated
answer to the iPad 2. Some manufacturers have tried to release competition for the iPad 2 but to no avail; Amazon
however has hit the nail on the head with Kindle Fire.
Kindle Fire is designed to be a user friendly extension to your everyday life. Its 7 inch touch
screen is small enough to fit in your purse or bag but large enough to enjoy movies and TV in vibrant color and
excellent definition. An intuitive and uncomplicated interface helps you to browse around 18 million songs, movies,
TV shows, books and magazines. All your favorites and those recently viewed are accessible in a single touch. Web
browsing is made faster with Amazon Silk technology and storage will never be an issue - all your Amazon content is
stored for free using cloud storage.
Main Specifications Of The Amazon Kindle Fire
* List Price: $199.00
* Released: November 15 2011
* Operating System: Customized Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS
* Size (inches): 7.5 by 4.7 by 0.45
* Weight: 0.9 lb /0.413 kg
* Display Size (inches): 7
* Screen Resolution: 1024 by 600
* Disk Size (GB): 8
* CPU: Texas Instrument OMAP 4 dual core processor
* CPU Speed: 1 GHz
* Connectivity: Wi-Fi and USB 2.0 port (micro-B connector)
* Cameras: None
* Battery Life (using Wi-Fi):8 hours max, dependant on wireless usage
Amazon Kindle Fire Review - The Advantages
The Kindle Fire is lightweight and compact. It can easily and comfortably be held in one hand
while in use, unlike the larger iPad 2. At just over 14 ounces and 7.5 inches in length with a 7 inch screen, the
Kindle Fire will slip into your bag or purse with no effort at all.
Durable Display Screen
The display screen of the Kindle Fire is extra durable, made from chemically strengthened
material that is stiffer and harder than plastic. This means you won 't need to hesitate slipping it into your bag,
on the seat in your car, in a drawer of your desk as it is resistant to accidental scrapes and bumps.
Free cloud storage for your entire Amazon content means you won 't need to utilize your 8 GB
internal storage for all your Amazon movies, songs, TV shows, books and magazines. Save your storage for your
photos or home movies etc.
Processor And Browser
The fast dual core processor and Amazon Silk cloud accelerated browser means you'll be able to
easily and effortlessly browse the web while you stream music or download videos.
As well as thousands of apps to choose from and use on your Kindle Fire, you'll get access to
one free paid app each day.
Amazon Prime Member
You'll enjoy one month free as an Amazon Prime member. Usually $79 per year this gives you
instant streaming access to 10,000 TV shows and movies as well as free two day shipping with Amazon.
The greatest attraction of the Kindle Fire is its price. At only $199, it is really value for
Amazon Kindle Fire Review - The Disadvantages
No Camera And Microphone
There is no camera or microphone on the Kindle Fire. This means live chat or using web services
such as Skype will not be possible. For those people who primarily wish to use a tablet pc for this purpose, you'll
be disappointed by the lack of these features. With no camera it also means more 'traditional' forms of picture
taking are necessary.
No 3G Connectivity
Unlike the Kindle Touch 3G, the Kindle Fire does not have 3G connectivity. While the other
features outweigh this fact for most, there are still many who will want both Wi-Fi and 3G capabilities.
Smaller Display Screen
The 7 inch touch screen of the Kindle Fire could possibly be seen as a negative feature by some
consumers. While many will see it as more than adequate, some may believe it is simply not large enough to enjoy
watching the available online content.
Battery life while using Wi-Fi has not been made clear. You should get usage of up to 7.5 to 8
hours reading or watching video while not connected. It seems your battery life while connected to Wi-Fi is
determined by your activity online, e.g. downloading content, playing games etc.
Should You Buy The Amazon Kindle Fire?
At a very affordable price of $199, the Kindle Fire is a far better option for most people than
the iPad 2 (you may want to take a look at the comparison chart of Kindle Fire
vs iPad). For first time users of tablet pc technology, this is the perfect way to get started. For those who
want something that is not only more compact but is also able to contend with the iPad 2, this is it!
Kindle Fire offers consumers a stylish and portable tablet pc that is user friendly and much
more advanced than the price tag would suggest. If you are in the market to buy, the Kindle Fire should make it to
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