Pros

  • Easy shopping for Amazon books, music, videos
  • Smooth integration of cloud and local storage
  • Smooth integration of cloud and local storage
  • Easy shopping for Amazon books, music, videos

Cons

  • Interface still has some bugs
  • Sluggish performance
  • Not as flexible and versatile as other tablets
  • Interface still has some bugs
  • Sluggish performance
  • Not as flexible and versatile as other tablets

At A Glance

The 7-inch, Android-based Amazon Fire will appeal to those who buy books, videos, and music at Amazon, but it will frustrate those looking for a more versatile slate.

Manufacturer’s Description

Stunning Color Touchscreen

Movies, magazines and children's books come alive on a 7" vibrant color touchscreen that delivers 16 million colors in high resolution. Kindle Fire uses IPS (in-plane switching) technology - similar technology to that used on the iPad - for an extra-wide viewing angle, perfect for sharing your screen with others.

Beautifully Simple and Easy to Use

Designed from the ground up, Kindle Fire's simple, intuitive interface puts the content you love at your fingertips - spin effortlessly through your recent titles and websites straight from the home screen. Whether you are in the mood to watch, read, listen, play or browse, you can get to all your favorite content with a single touch. It's that simple.