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Amazon sent a wave crashing through the mobile industry when it announced its Kindle Fire would land with a price of $199. This is likely the best value in a tablet on the market, and will make tablet computing accessible to many people that either couldn't afford an iPad or couldn't tolerate Honeycomb tablets.
Seamless experience with Amazon's digital content services.
Great Web browser.
Curated Android app store includes must-have apps.
Ultra-affordable price tag.
Exceptional screen for its price.
Snappy performance and great battery life.
5GB free cloud storage.
Free 1 month of Amazon Prime.
Support for Adobe Flash Player.
Lacks cameras and microphone.
No GPS and location services.
Paltry 8GB internal storage.
Limited parental control.
Fewer apps than Apple's or Google's app stores.
Screen could be brighter.
Laggy web browser.
Cloud services don't work in India.
Only Wi-Fi connectivity.
No SD card slot or expandable storage.
Poor placement of power button and headphone jack.
No external volume buttons.
Lack of external buttons and other standard tablet functions.
Can get oddly sluggish here and there.
Needs more RAM.
Lacks volume from on board speakers.
No 3G capability.
By TechSpot on November 24, 2011
My out of the box experience with the Kindle Fire was not as good as I had expected. Sure, the very initial setup was a breeze, since it logged in my Amazon account automatically (which it won't do with devices bought at retail stores or ordered from
By Expert Reviews on November 24, 2012
Some limitations, but the Kindle Fire offers a lot for not much money...
By itproportal.com on October 09, 2012
If you're really focused on budget, and absolutely want the cheapest tablet possible, then priced at £129 you can't argue with the fact that the Kindle Fire is a great starter slate. It's also very easy to use, and suitable as a gentle...
By GSMArena on February 17, 2012
The Amazon Kindle Fire is a 7" Android tablet and one might think it's in the same league as some of Samsung's Galaxy Tabs, the HTC Flyer, the BlackBerry PlayBook, the Acer Iconia tabs, the Toshiba Thrive, you name it. The list goes on but most...
By CNET Asia on February 03, 2012
Though it lacks the tech specs found on more expensive Apple and Android tablets, the US$199 Kindle Fire is an outstanding entertainment value that prizes simplicity over techno-wizardry....
By The Gadgeteer on January 31, 2012
The Kindle Fire is already a wildly popular device because of its sub $200 price tag and Amazon’s brand reputation. The reasons why I like the Fire are its price, compact size, nice display, snappy performance and good battery life. The reasons...
By TechTree on January 27, 2012
Expert Review MRP: Rs 16,000 Rs 13,900 () Is it an ebook reader or is it a tablet? Marketed as a tablet, Amazon's Kindle Fire has finally made its way into the Indian market. The tablet has been priced higher for India as compared to the $200...
By Pocketables on January 20, 2012
Specifications Despite its cheap price, the Kindle Fire still has very decent specs. It packs 7-inch 1024 x 600 IPS display, 1GHz dual-core processor, and WiFi b/g/n, but Amazon did cut corners by leaving out any cameras or extra ports, there's not...
By NotebookCheck on January 08, 2012
Those wanting a complete Android experience with iOS-like performance out of the box are going to get neither with the Kindle Fire. Let’s face it; the Amazon tablet has less games, less apps, less features, less screen real estate, less...
By Big Picture Big Sound on December 25, 2011
If you're trying to decide between an iPad and the Kindle Fire, you've got several things to consider. The iPad peforms better, with better features. Of course, the iPad is significantly larger -- certainly too big to carry in your pocket. The...
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