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Review of: Kindle Fire
Tablet By:
Amazon
Price:
$199

Reviewed by:
Rating:
4
On March 18, 2012
Last modified:March 18, 2012

Summary:

The Kindle Fire offers a great means of entertainment for anyone who enjoys web browsing, media, books and much more. Enjoying your favorite content should be easy and this is where the Kindle Fire shines. I will personally give it 3 stars out of 5.

The Kindle Fire provides a great means of amusement for anyone who loves web surfing , press, guides and much more. Experiencing your preferred articles should be simple and this is where the Kindle Fire stands out. With one touch, you can get into Amazon’s comprehensive collection and look through through 18 thousand films, TV reveals, music, applications, guides and newspapers. You will always have the most latest articles at your convenience with the new Kindle Fire. You will absolutely love the gorgeous color touch-screen of the Kindle Fire. The 7” display is similar in technology to the iPad, is extremely vivid, and provides an extra wide watching position that is perfect for giving your display with others. Kindle fire is very simple and user friendly for those who are not techno savvy. It has a fast dual-core brand processor and a quick web surfing around functionality. In a flash you can access your preferred guides, music, game titles, as well as your e-mail. It’s also simple to hold in just one hand and is a resilient device.
kindle fire

Kindle Fire Specifications

For a simple $199, you get a smooth 7 inch tablet with a 1024×600 (169 ppi) resolution display presenting extra-durable Gorilla glass and wide-angle viewing. The Kindle Fire has 8GB of internal storage space (about 6.5GB for content), plus 5GB free reasoning storage space. The size are of an average 7″ product – 7.5 x 4.7 x 0.45 inches wide and 14.6 ounces. The Kindle Fire features a quick dual-core brand, with 512 RAM. The battery is 8 hours – very good considering the high screen renew rate that decreases playful and decreases eye stress.

Kindle Fire Features

Content and Extras

The Kindle Fire is not just a tablet – it’s the Amazon product designed to be a media leader. This device comes strongly incorporated with Amazon articles. First off, you are provided with  30 days of no cost Primary. This means that you can access thousands of films and TV shows (unlimited streaming), lend one book monthly from the Ereader Owners’ Collection (Water for Monsters, the Hunger Games, etc.), and get your Amazon buys shipped no cost with their 2-day shipping. When the trial is over, the Primary is available for $79/year. Second, the Kindle Fire is effortlessly incorporated with 5GB of your free reasoning storage, plus your Amazon digital articles in the reasoning. It allows to get more articles from Amazon, including videos, books, films, magazines, and music. Finally, you get to download one paid app a day for free, and those are great applications.

Display

The Kindle Fire has an remarkable screen for 2011 tablets: 1024x600px, with a very excellent pixel solidity and IPS technology to view at most perspectives. It functions a very damage-resistant Gorilla glass. Colours are stunning yet precise, and video clips can strike you away. Even text messages look amazing, considering that LCDs have glare and are not as excellent for examining as eInk.

kindle fire display

Touch-Screen

The Kindle Fire has just one physical button (the energy switch), everything else is done via its display. Different people has different experience with it. Some regard it imperfect; others condition it has zero bugs. It may take a while to get used to it, especially for those used to another touch-screen system or those who never used a touchscreen before. It’s always a studying curve.

kindle fire touch screen

Web Browser

The Kindle Fire’s web browser – silk – was intensely promoted as quick. As more users browse the web via their fires, it should become very quick. As of now it rates right in the center. There is a way to rate it up: turn off “Accelerated Browsing”. Doing so should put it on par with the quickest browsers in tablets.

kindle fire web browser

Email

The Kindle Fire comes with a standard e-mail application, and many people like it a lot. It looks smooth and very simple to setup and use. It supports ymail, gmail, hotmail, AOL, POP3, and more. The app controls several e-mail options as well. If you need assistance for MS exchange, you will need to download the free “Exchange By TouchDown” application.

kindle fire email

Kindle Fire 3G

Even though there is no 3G edition available, the Kindle fire can be changed into a 3G device by creating a personal hot spot on your smartphone. On the other hand, this can be carried out with a mobile 3G wireless router. This would allow you to browse the web, river the Primary video clips and access your Amazon reasoning storage, when you are away from WiFi.

Kindle Fire VS Nook Color

Comparing the Kindle Fire with the $199 Nook Color, the former is the winner in most factors. The Fire is brighter and smaller, its processor is more effective and powerful, and the Gorilla glass is the winner over the NC’s technology. The NC’s advantage is extended memory, but B&N does not offer paid reasoning plans. The B&N application selection is much lesser. The program is a matter of personal preference – the Kindle Fire is smooth, the NC is conventional. Both can be based. The Nook Color can handle ePub, but it’s not that important now that Amazon has Super speed public collection loaning. Note: the $249 Nook Color 2 (Nook Tablet) is generally a duplicate of the Nook Color, except for twice more storage, more highly effective processor, twice more RAM, and a longer power supply battery. Note: Amazon has a outstanding support service and much easier alternatives than B&N.

Kindle Fire VS iPad

While the $199 Kindle Fire is a media consumption device, the $499 iPad 3 (the most affordable one) is a generation and connections device. The iPad is much more costly, with many more functions than the Fire: a mic, two cameras, and Wireless. As opposed to the fire, it does not support flash. It has a much bigger 9.7″ display and is 21.3 oz., almost twice than Kindle Fire. It’s incorporated with the iTunes shop and Apple’s iCloud. It has 16GB of storage space (about 14GB for content). The power supply persists 10 time (2 hrs more time than the Fire). Note: for the price of one iPad 3, you can purchase 2 Kindle Fire tablets and have $100 eventually left.

Kindle Fire VS iPad VS Nook Tablet

Now I am going to explain the comparison Between Kindle, iPad and Tablet.  Here is a comparison chart of Kindle fire, iPad and Nook tablet.

Amazon Kindle Fire Apple iPad 2 B&N Nook Tablet
Price $199 $499-829 $249
Content Source Amazon iTunes Barnes and Noble
App Store Amazon App Store & Android Apps iOS App Store Nook Apps
Apps Available 15,000+ 90,000+ for iPad 700+
Screen Size (inches) 7 9.7 7
Screen Resolution 1,024×600 1,024×768 1,024×600
Screen Pixels Per Inch 169 132 169
Size (inches) 7.5 x 4.7 x .45 9.5 x 7.31 x .34 8.1 x 5.0 x .48
Weight 14.6 ounces 21.28 ounces 14.1 ounces
OS Custom Android iOS Android 2.2
Capacity 8GB 16-64GB 16GB
Expandable Storage No No Yes (up to 32GB micro SD cards)
3G No Optional No
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Processor Dual-core TI OMAP 4 Dual-core A5 Dual-core TI OMAP4
Camera No Front and Rear No
GPS No On 3G Models No
Browser Amazon Silk Mobile Safari Customized Android
Battery Life 8 hours 7.5 hours 9 hours

Kindle Fire Technical Details

Now I have mentioned the technical details of Kindle fire like display quality, size, weight, storage, battery, connectivity and all.

Display 7″ multi-touch display with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and anti-reflective treatment, 1024 x 600 pixel resolution at 169 ppi, 16 million colors.
Size (in inches) 7.5″ x 4.7″ x 0.45″ (190 mm x 120 mm x 11.4 mm).
Weight 14.6 ounces (413 grams).
System Requirements None, because it’s wireless and doesn’t require a computer.
On-device Storage 8GB internal (approximately 6GB available for user content). That’s enough for 80 apps, plus 10 movies or 800 songs or 6,000 books.
Cloud Storage Free cloud storage for all Amazon content
Battery Life Up to 8 hours of continuous reading or 7.5 hours of video playback, with wireless off. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as web browsing and downloading content.
Charge Time Fully charges in approximately 4 hours via included U.S. power adapter. Also supports charging from your computer via USB.
Wi-Fi Connectivity Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, or enterprise networks with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
USB Port USB 2.0 (micro-B connector)
Audio 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, top-mounted stereo speakers.
Content Formats Supported Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, WAV, MP4, VP8.
Documentation Quick Start Guide (included in box); Kindle Fire User’s Guide (pre-installed on device). Additional information available online.
Warranty and Service 1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 2-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Kindle is subject to the terms found here.

Kindle Fire Review

Revolutionary it is the phrase being used for the Amazon Kindle Fire. Appropriately so, because it is by far the first small tablet a average person can afford and use quickly. Being an android tablet with great specifications, the $199 cost tag is nothing as opposed to other tablets of its type. For convenience of use it has a simple program which makes it incredibly simple to use. The cost and specifications are enough to entice anybody. After reading any kindle fire review, you will find out that it decelerates a bit at times but it is the best small tablet available in this budget.

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The Kindle Fire offers a great means of entertainment for anyone who enjoys web browsing, media, books and much more. Enjoying your favorite content should be easy and this is where the Kindle Fire shines. I will personally give it 3 stars out of 5.

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