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In theory it is, however any android device I have play with seem.. laggy and not as fluid as the iphone I usually use (my phone for work). I won't pretend to be an android expert, but it is almost like they just don't have the gpu drivers that would give them the fluid experience. Any one else notice the same thing? or has that been fixed with newer android revisions?

ICS has enabled hardware acceleration like Windows Phone 7 and IOS, but the problem is that it takes forever for vendors to roll out an update for Android devices. When people blame fragmentation, this is the epitome of what they mean, something that isn't inherent in the competition.
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post #42 of 81
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The Fire interface, while seductively simple, lacks the nuances — the futuristic animations and fades — that keep Apple on top.

the fact that people are claiming this is what keeps apple's ipad on top is a testament to the fact that the vast majority of consumers are morons.

and it makes it all that much easier to maintain my opinion that apple products are no more than a cultural equivalent of a dog in a purse, or a 500 dollar pair of shoes. they are fashion accessories, nothing more. the ipad, the iphone, and the macbook.
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post #43 of 81
inb4 headline in 3 days:

CM7 ported to Fire: Market is a GO!


I'll still be using my Touchpad though. Android on it is awesome.
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post #44 of 81
android developers will flock to the fire. thats not good for honeycomb or ics tablets at all.

http://www.appcelerator.com/company/survey-results/mobile-developer-report-nov-2011/

if you ask me the phrase "stick a fork it in it's done!" applies to android tablets from now on.
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kindle is the best e-book reader and wonderful investment for avid readers (holds up to 3500 books), The device is small and light. With kindle we can read many book only with one device. regularry, kindle have three choise, ie kindle wifi, kindle wifi + 3g and kindle DX. More information visit : http://kindle-windows.blogspot.com/2011/07/kindle-wifi-review.html

The fire's isn't primarily an e reader, so if you are purchasing one for only that reason you will be disappointed
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The fire's isn't primarily an e reader, so if you are purchasing one for only that reason you will be disappointed

youre replying to a bot.
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I think 99.9991% of people are missing the point of this tablet. It's not a designed ipad competitor and its not supposed to be a regular android tablet with all the functionality that comes with it. It's a Kindle with extended capabilities. Those capabilities were designed to appeal to those already within the Amazon ecosystem more so than just someone who wants an android device. The people who will rave about it are current Prime members, and new customers interested in Prime benefits. I foresee quite a few negative customer reviews as well, since they will have gone into it with the ideas most have here.

Really, it's following the same path of the Nook, just with better company support. It just so happens that the Nook was easy to hack and make a cost effective good standard tablet. As a Kindle owner and Prime member who uses all of Amazon's services, I will love it if it integrates all of those aspects as well as they say.
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The fire's isn't primarily an e reader, so if you are purchasing one for only that reason you will be disappointed

Why would only using it for one thing be disappointing? It's still a Kindle (minus E Ink) despite now having web connectivity, apps, etc.
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My Fire will be waiting for me when I get home. UPS has it out for delivery biggrin.gif
 
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This won't be one of those long technical reviews. You're reading this to make sure that the Amazon Kindle Fire you already know you want is up to snuff, and well, it is. I've had it since Thursday — reading, watching video, listening to music, checking email, even playing some games — and I can say it's tight. Turn it on and you know what to do, like with an Apple product. So much like an Apple product that Apple should be scared. Continue...

Engadget and Gizmodo have just released their reviews.

Official release date is tomorrow, November 15th. Retails at $199. If you order now, they are expected to ship in 3 to 5 days. If you're interested I suggest you place an order ASAP as I imagine these will get a ton of press and hundreds of thousands of additional preorders come release day.

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Apple should be scared. '

Apple makes their money off of overpriced hardware.

Amazon makes their money off of content; and use it to subsidize the hardware, making it cheaper than Apple for the same quality.
    
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The fire was not made to be a ipad competitor. It's a Amazon service and product portal.That's why they sell it so cheap.I think Amazon has gone about this brilliantly.Digital music,movies,books,apps,games along with cloud services.Then more people find about the Prime Membership with it's free shipping and streaming video.After that you get a lot more Amazon customers,jackpot!
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