Kindle Fire: My Review

by Justin on May 7, 2012

I have had my Kindle Fire for a couple of months. I really like it. I use it for general things such as checking my e-mail, facebook, or playing apps. I recommend the Kindle to those who want a tablet and don’t want to shell out the $$ for an iPad.

Here are my likes for the Kindle Fire:

  • I like the size. It’s easy to carry in one hand without having to worry about dropping it
  • Great battery life. I charge mine maybe once a week and I use mine a lot
  • Amazon music cloud. If I purchase something I can listen to it on my Kindle. I can also download it to my Kindle to listen with WIFI isn’t available
  • Automatically checks my gmail when connected to the internet
  • Netflix!! And of course Amazon prime movies
  • Youtube, the mobile version

That being said, there are some minuses IMO:

  • Apps are limited, just because it’s on the android marketplace doesn’t mean it will be on the amazon marketplace. No Temple Run! (yet) but there is Draw Something!!
  • Facebook is the mobile facebook. It’s a glorified link to your browser.
  • Size wise, it’s smaller physically to an iPad, but probably weighs as much as an iPad 2.
  • No camera. But hey, it’s a first generation device.

In general I really like my Kindle. I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a tablet device. There are also many children’s games available, so if you’re looking between a Nintendo DS and this it’s going to be a tough choice but I recommend the Kindle. You can put games and more on it. Books, e-readers. I think this device will be a pretty good competitor against the Nintendo DS.

Kindle Fire in case with stylus

My Kindle Fire in a case with a stylus

Do you have a Kindle Fire? I’d like to hear your thoughts on it in the comments area.


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