One of the latest introductions from Amazon, the Kindle Fire, is a one-of-a-kind device, which could well end up giving Apple a run for their money. As we all know, Amazon is a kind of all-round store, which encompasses all kinds of products you can ever imagine. Of course, Kindle has been there on the store for a long, long time. But now, the latest Kindle Fire is aiming at changing everything for the better, including Amazon’s own Prime service.
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The Kindle Fire feels very different from your regular Android tablet. Simple to use, it also comes with an intuitive UI which seems to sense exactly what you are looking for. When you start the device, you are first presented with a shelf containing things you have most recently explored.
The small search bar at the top helps you scan all the information that you want to. The Store is a mere tap away. Here, you will find all the products organized and cataloged neatly.Then, you have the rest of the features, such as Facebook, Twitter, Netflix et al. One only wishes that the apps arranged on the home screen looked a little better – as of now, it sometimes seems pretty messy.
Pros of the Kindle Fire
- The UI is absolutely easy and fun to use. Hence, reading, browsing, page turning and so on, is a breeze.
- The Typeface feature enables you to change the visuals to your liking. You can view information in both landscape as well as portrait modes.
- Though the Fire does not include either Retina Display or e-ink, it is still good enough, causing no strain on the eyes.
- The graphics are great too, with each one coming to life, thanks to vibrant colors coming to life on the screen.
- The Prime feature gives you unlimited access to all kinds of media and that is a big plus. The Silk browser adds that extra special touch to it all.
Cons of the Kindle Fire
- Many times, there is a slight lag in touchscreen response, which can get frustrating.
- The lack of a dedicated home button is one void that is quite obviously felt.
The rest of the UI design could have done great with some more tweaking as well.
- As of now, the Kindle Fire does not seem to offer that much competition to the Apple iPad.
All-in-all, though, the Fire is quite a powerful device, with its dual-core processor, 512MB RAM, 7-inch screen and 16-million color display. The price is also pretty much neat and reasonable at $200. In spite of all its little problems, one could probably even say that it is easily one of the better Android tablets around.