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Amazon Kindle Fire review: Midnight oil

17 February 2012 | Read the review | Post your comment
Amazon Kindle Fire review: Midnight oil - read the full textLike the world needs another 7" Android tablet. Well, maybe it does. Or (more likely), it doesn't. No matter where you stand, the Kindle Fire couldn't be less relevant to this debate. It isn't just another Android tablet. It's a hardware Amazon account, 7 inches...


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Root it, replace stock OS with Android 4 ICS and you get almost a desktop system! Only things to repent for is GSM support, camera & MIC :(

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  • 2012-02-27 04:38
  • PI%%

Main disadvantage of Kindle fire is , it dont have camera

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  • 2012-02-20 20:23
  • sy45

With standard software it's not a fully-functional Android tablet. But it's obvious that so popular device will get unoficcial pure Android ;-)

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  • 2012-02-20 01:06
  • 0wZq

> In reply to Flashscreen34 @ 2012-02-19 07:42 from fmy5 - click to readYou are kinda wrong with some of your comments. Here's a quote from Amazon's website:

"Amazon Prime is an annual membership program that offers customers unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on millions of items, instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows and access to borrow a Kindle book every month, including New York Times Bestsellers, with no due dates -- all for just $79 a year. Eligible customers who purchase a Kindle Fire will be given a free month of Amazon Prime. "

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  • 2012-02-19 09:47
  • iABN

Well who needs an android based OS and a 1.0 GHz processor when no access to the android market and the cool apps.

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  • 2012-02-19 08:31
  • uW5b

ok im going to clear up a few of the things i sawe wrong here
1st if one purchases a kindle fire they get free Amazon prime
2nd most other tabs dont have a removable battery and in my opinion it is usually unnecessary unless one needs to add a 3g sim card
3rd Other tablets also have reflective screens and the brightness on the kindle dosnt hinder anything
4th ipad dosnt have external memory (although it does have alot of internal and other tabs do) but amazon stores all content in their Amzon cloud feature.
5th if you complain about how there are too many antroid tablets dont make it sound like such a problem that the layout dosnt look the same

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  • 2012-02-19 07:42
  • fmy5

Umm dont you get a free amazon prime account with the kindle fire? but no im wrong because im a comment and not an article

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  • 2012-02-19 07:03
  • fmy5

Contrary to what the article states, Amazon is not losing money on the tablet. It has been reportedly costing Amazon $149 to make.

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  • 2012-02-18 23:41
  • karq

There is nothing wrong with Amazon Kindle! You can have performance chart at and consider buying kindle fire or ipad!

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  • 2012-02-18 16:05
  • utNV

So. Low powered processor in a cheap tablet gets 2nd highest browser benchmark and the reviewer says this is a disappointment? I have never rwad such a contrived review.

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  • 2012-02-18 15:44
  • HKGr

i enjoyed this tablet very much. and besides i don't fancy tablet. i only need it to read ebooks, browse the Internet, update my facebook, and listen to music while comfortably seating anywhere...whoa!

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  • 2012-02-18 13:17
  • YT@r

> In reply to Raj @ 2012-02-18 09:37 from qp4q - click to readTell me do you see anyone raving and showing off their Kindle Fire ? Or how many free apps they downloaded or the incredible spec's its got no , Even worse the fact that you can't access the android market is a complete let down. In the US its going to sell ,but worldwide its going to be over powered by Galaxy Tabs, Flyers , the Prime etc. Devices that have android access .

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  • 2012-02-18 13:12
  • 3sEv

if that is tablet, iPad is real PC

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  • 2012-02-18 12:17
  • prjE

> In reply to Smokeyemp @ 2012-02-17 20:17 from 3sEv - click to readThe sales of this device proves alone that it wasn't a disappointment. I have yet to meet one person who bought the Kindle Fire that regretted it, that's saying a lot.

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  • 2012-02-18 09:37
  • qp4q

Cost the same as the heavily discounted 16GB blackberry playbook but is a much better tablet.

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  • 2012-02-18 06:51
  • SHed

> In reply to Smokeyemp @ 2012-02-17 20:17 from 3sEv - click to readyou can root it, crack it and install android market.


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  • 2012-02-18 05:19
  • uPFb

This tablet isn't Android, it simply used Google and threw it to the side after that. Amazon Kindle is a disappointment people will buy it cause of its low pricing ,but when they get home that will all change ,rather go buy yourself an iPad2 or Samsung Galaxy Tab with the thousands of apps. And being able to get most of them for free . This is simply a lock into Amazon by blinding the consumer thinking they are going to get the freedom of Android .

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  • 2012-02-17 20:17
  • 3sEv

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