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A Short Review of Kindle Fire

I received my Kindle Fire today. It came in a box made of recycled cardboard. Tear open the box and you will find the Kindle Fire and a charger underneath. No USB cable is provided.

It looks cool, small and light. The screen sharpness, color and brightness is fantastic. Capacitive touch screen is good and responsive. The keyboard is easy to type probably due to the 7" size.

I will not go into the rest where you have already read in other technical blogs or review. I will just give you my few cents of opinions.

 1. Kindle Fire is laggy. Slow at times...

2. Due to the 7" size, net surfing is not comfortable. You will need to do a lot of scrolling.

3. The built-in silk browser is slow, you might want to consider Opera Mini.

4. If you are using the Fire outside US, you can't download Apps. This is restrictive and is odd considering that you are allow to purchase books.

Overall, it is still consider a value buy because where can you a tablet with a good LCD and touchscreen at USD199? It's a no brainer, but if you are looking at performance and comfortable usage then there is no other choice but the iPad.


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