Amazon Kindle Fire
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 from70
By PC Advisor on November 06, 2013
UPDATE: With the launch of the Kindle Fire HDX tablets, Amazon has now discontinued the original Kindle Fire. The Kindle Fire HD remains on sale at £119, as a 'previous generation' product. There are no configuration options for this model: it...-
By Wired UK on July 11, 2013
What's the best size for a tablet? The 7-8-inch standard may be too big for a pocket, but it's lightweight and compact enough to fit in a bag or even the glove compartment of a car, and of course it can do pretty much everything the big boys can...-
By AsiaOne on May 31, 2013
Though it will be two years old in September, the Kindle Fire is still one of the better 7-inch tablets in the market. Those with Amazon accounts can use it to access movies and TV shows, as well as books and magazine subscriptions.Its biggest draw is...40
By PC Advisor on December 19, 2012
Rather than using the tired bus analogy, let's just say that it's been a rather long wait for UK buyers to be offered the chance to buy a Kindle Fire. It was available in the US, but however tempting the price was, it wasn't possible to use...-
By Expert Reviews on November 24, 2012
Some limitations, but the Kindle Fire offers a lot for not much money...80
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...70
By AnandTech on September 06, 2012
The Fire HD 7" is a likable candidate in the race for best media tablet. The closed-OS mentality of Amazon's highly-modified version of Android may steer some users awry, but Prime users who enjoy the benefits of the thousands of TV shows and Movies...-
By Phone Arena on July 27, 2012
Eight months ago, the Amazon Kindle Fire ignited an explosion in the tablet universe, as it came to the table bearing one competitive price point that was regarded as unheard of at the time. Essentially, it opened the flood gates for a totally new...-
By Chip Chick on March 14, 2012
The much anticipated Amazon Kindle Fire (2011) finally made it into people's homes this week. After months of anticipation, this super affordable e-reader come tablet has finally landed. But is it all that it's cracked up to be? Will it turn...-