The Kindle Fire is a tablet computer version of Amazon.com‘s Kindle e-book reader. Announced on 28 September 2011, the Kindle Fire has a color 7″ multi-touch display with IPS technology and run on a forked version of Google’s operating system (OS) Android. It includes access to the Amazon Appstore, streaming movies and TV shows, and Kindle’s e-books. It was scheduled to be released in the US on November 15, 2011, but was released a day earlier, on November 14. The device sells for US$199.
The Good about Kindle Fire : The Kindle Fire is a 7-inch tablet that links seamlessly with Amazon’s impressive collection of digital music, video, magazine, and book services in one easy-to-use package. It boasts a great Web browser, and its curated Android app store includes most of the big must-have apps (such as Netflix, Pandora, and Hulu). The Fire has an ultra-affordable price tag, and the screen quality is exceptional for the price.
The Bad about Kindle Fire:The budget price means no premium features (3G wireless, cameras, microphone, GPS, and location services are absent), but the biggest issues are its paltry storage (only 8GB of storage–with no expansion slot), lack of Bluetooth, and dearth of parental controls. Screen brightness could be better, and the app selection doesn’t match Apple’s or Google’s (at least for now). Also, you’ll need an Amazon Prime subscription to take advantage of some of the more-unique features.
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