Posts Tagged ‘ 7 inch ’

Kindle Fire Reviewed

Hey folks, good news! Reviews for the highly anticipated Kindle Fire are finally out and they’ve kinda been what I expected at first but didn’t want to accept. When it was announced, the price and visual appeal were enough to make me think of it as the ultimate tablet. I completely overlooked the smartphone level specs and small screen size and how they would inhibit the device’s operations but that becomes apparent the moment you try to load websites, pinch to zoom or view magazines. But, thanks to Amazon’s Silk browser, this tablet is actually still competing with the new 7-inch Galaxy Tab. The fact that a $200 tablet was able to beat a tablet twice it’s price at all deserves huge praise. So, if you go in expecting something on par with the iPad, of course you’re gonna be disappointed and that’s not Amazon’s fault. But if you’re looking at other sub $300 tablets, Amazon’s offering is sleeker, faster and has a much better UI and app selection. There just isn’t any competition here. A solid 3.5 out of 5 (or 4 if you’re going in with the right expectations) is very well deserved.

Big News!

Hey, I know I promised not to have any rumormongering so I’m gonna stick to facts here (as much as it pains me). Today starting at 10 eastern time, Amazon is going to announce a new device. I’m not going to speculate but I will say that this could be HUGE! How huge you ask? Let’s just say Amazon has all the right pieces to make something that can actually pose a threat to the iPad. I’ll wait until the announcement to give more intel so stay tuned!

Edit: Wow, Amazon announced three new kindles! I’m gonna sift through the information and give a full first impression later tonight. Thanks for staying tuned, come back soon!