Hell Yeah ! The Amazon Kindle fire is the new kid on the block, and he doesn’t yell “me too!” . The price is the most important factor for this tablet and it costs 199$, which is a 100$ costlier than the touchpad that went on a fire sale few weeks back.
What is this piece of slab ?
For earlier Kindle users : It’s a tablet that augments the reader experience you earlier had, with you e-ink kindle.
For others : This tablet is not just another iPad wannabe, it is built around Amazon’s services and they want you to take advantage of it, and you know, pay for it.
What does this tablet run ?
It’s based on the Amazon ecosystem, meaning – it runs a forked version of Android, that can run Android apps but doesn’t look like Android. And it has every Amazon cloud based magical app, streams music, videos, has it’s own app store, .. etc. Oh, and you get unlimited free cloud storage for that. It has a dual core OMAP processor with sufficient amount of RAM and other unicorn dust that enables you to actually use it in a smooth manner. The user interface is a complete custom shell made by Amazon, looks like a book shelf (duh ! its Amazon ) scroll through the book shelf and you may find some apps and games too !
Why should i buy this tablet ?
Buy this, if you want to buy an iPad but don’t have the money to buy one. Yeah i am serious, this is a pretty good competitor to the iPad, and hey, XDA backs this Android running Kindle ! You remember what they did to the nook color right ?
Honestly, the price is just amazing. 199$ is the best price for a tablet for mass adoption to kick start.
No it doesn’t have 3G, it doesn’t have a camera, but it has a good browser, you can read stuff on it’s 7 inch IPS screen, use your blazing fast free home WiFi and enjoy amazon’s cloud for free.
So, What are you waiting for ? Go read other articles, if you want to see how it works, and then decide your purchase for the holidays !
Remember. Nokia windows phones are coming, iPhone 5, iPod touch 5, and may be even Galaxy S 3 ( if Samsung has already seen the iPhone 5 in a remote chinese factory ). WHATEVER YOU DO, PLAN AND DECIDE 😛
And hey, thanks for making an effort to read this crap. ciao !