Kindle Fire Review: Still E-Reader Or Already A Tablet?
It's frequently said that there is not truly a tablet marketplace, just the Apple iPad marketplace with a cluster of other contenders struggling over the remnants of the market. But, beginning from this week, the situation is going to change, because of Amazon adding amazing multifunction colorful tablet to its widely liked Kindle line that has a price less than the half of iPad 2 price.
This recent $199 gadget is known as Kindle Fire, so after trying it out for one week, I've made the conclusion that it is good — but not really awesome — device and it has extremely good value. Amazon does not just added colors to its Kindle, it also adds confident skill to save and listen to the streaming music, television and films - and even skill to save and watch colored photographs. And it comes forward with about 8,500 apps available at launch, containing Netflix, Angry Birds, QuickOffice and others.
To be really clear, the new Kindle Fire tablet is much less functional and flexible than the well-known $499 iPad 2. Kindle Fire has a lesser quantity of the apps available, smaller screen, weaker battery life in compare, Web browser installed is slower, half-size storage and no cams or mic. It in addition has a rough and sort of disappointing user interface that is much less nimble than Apple's UI.
But Kindle has some other things voting for it. First of them is its $199 price, but its 7-inch screen is smaller than the half of the iPad display's surface. Second is the fact that Amazon and Kindle are famous brands, very popular and adored for their e-readers and other gadgets. Third is that Amazon is the one and only leading tablet producer aside from Apple with a big, well-known, easy-to-use ecosystem of content that vends music, video, periodic publications and books. The Fire may be perceived as a modern hardware front end before all coming cloud-based content.
In order to meet the price point of $199, Amazon left out a lot of characteristics that are common for other tablets on the market. There are no cams or mic, no GPS system for defining your current location, no wireless Bluetooth for headset usage or wireless speakers or earphones in a package. Kindle Fire has only Wi-Fi — there is no embedded cellular connectivity in it. There is not even special cable to connect it to PC, something you can wish to do to obtain photographs for this tablet, since Amazon misses an online photography service. So in order to jam its signal you need to use one of the Wi-Fi jammers like Kindle Fire jammer and worry no more about being bothered by its inappropriate usage.
How do you like this new Amazon tablet? Would you buy Kindle Fire or would you block its signal? Tell us what you think in the comments.