Recently, Amazon released its own version of their tablet called “Kindle Fire”’. This 7-inch touch screen tablet has been said that sooner or later, it will dominate the long battle of the tablet wars. So what kind of edge does this Kindle have compared to other major brands like Samsung, Motorola and Blackberry? Here are some of the features of the Amazon Kindle Fire:
According to Amazon’s website, its display is multi-touch with in-plane switching technology. Although the same as with the iPad, some reviews said that you can use two fingers compared to the 10-finger multi-touch system in the Kindle Fire. It is light and easy to handle, only 14.6 ounces. And since it is small, it can fit into your bag and in your pocket for some. You can read e-books or surf the internet for 8 hours straight or watch video for 7.5 hours (wireless should be turned off). You can view most of your documents here and it supports most formats like Word, PDF, JPG files, etc. Its storage is one thing you also have to consider since it only has 8GB. Maybe for some this would be enough since Kindle Fire supports streaming – meaning you can play videos, music, etc. by just being online. And there’s also the Amazon Cloud, which is a free online storage for your Kindle Fire files.
Buy or don’t buy?
The Amazon’s Kindle Fire is very similar to the Blackberry Playbook – in terms of its design and physical appearance. In terms of its price, its $199 right now, but its introductory price was $250 compared to the $399 iPad. Now this can be a big difference since it is half the price. If you are to consider buying this product, it is most suitable for people who have the luxury to afford this kind of gadget. This can be very useful for some like students and people who doesn’t want to carry heavy laptops but just want to be on the internet.
But, if you are an entrepreneur running a small business, this may not be a necessity since it doesn’t really have all the features that could help you carry your business. Even if it’s wireless-enabled, it doesn’t have the 3G or the 4G feature. This means that you can stay online if there is a Wi-Fi spot available. If you’re in an airplane or travelling in your car, then you won’t be able to do anything online. Although it can support a lot of formats, apps available for the Amazon Kindle Fire are different from what the iPad has.
So, whether you decide to have it as a luxury or a necessity, it doesn’t really matter. Either way you will still be able to use it with its basic functionality. We would just need to wait for the next version of Kindle Fire, which is said to be faster, bigger and will have more business applications.