Amazon Kindle Fire Review
Anyone who knows me knows that I am a big fan of the Android Operating System. I was one of the first out of the gate with my ViewSonic gTablet, and I loved it. It had almost everything you’d want – camera (front-facing only), USB port, MicroSD… but it was large. Fairly thick, and the 10″ screen and large bezel just made it awkward.
Well, a year later along comes Amazon with it’s own entry into the Andoid market, the 7″ Kindle Fire. I got one of these babies for Christmas and I have to say, I love it. The Viewsonic was nice but the size made it awkward to take with you anywhere, but I take my Fire almost everywhere. It is lacking in some areas – no bluetooth, no GPS, no camera, no MicroSD… but I have my DROID RAZR for that. But when I want to browse, watch movies, read books, etc… the Fire is perfect. Definitely a keeper, though I have to tether to my RAZR to use it when mobile due the the Fire’s lack of 3G.
Here are the specs:
Internal Memory: 8 GB flash memory
External Memory: None
Screen: 1024×600 pixels, 7” IPS LCD
OS: Android 2.3
Processor: Dual core, 1000 MHz, TI OMAP4, 512MB RAM
WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)
Dimensions: 7.48 x 4.72 x 0.45 (190 x 120 x 11.4 mm)
Weight: 14.57 oz. (413g)
Built-in Stereo Speakers