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Has the kindle fire matured enough yet?

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I really want a tablet but the one I have my eye on (Transformer Infinity) isn't due out for a few months. I'm wondering if a Kindle Fire is worth the 200$ (that really makes me sound cheap lol).

The last I'd read they were kind of slow and the internet browsing was below par to say the least. That's my biggest concern. My 2 biggest uses for a tablet would be reading (books and websites) and youtube videos. Maybe some games (I haven't found many mobile games I like). I've played with ICS on some transformer prime's at bestbuy and microcenter and absolutely love it, but with the infinity around the corner, I don't want to buy a prime.
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I think there's one in the marketplace for $170.
I had one and didn't like it, I sold it. I have an iPhone and I felt like anything I did on the kindle I could do on my iPhone, which I was comfortable with and I didn't have to rely on spotty WiFi.
The other thing was the web browser. It just didn't work well, I'm not sure why. Clicking links never worked properly for me. In general I felt like it was a dumbed down version of Android.
I know plenty of people who absolutely love them, my dad and my two brothers have them. So take my negativity with a grain of salt. You said reading and youtube, its great for youtube but for strictly reading I'd recommend one of the kindles with the e-ink screen. The fire isn't much easier to read than your computer screen or smartphone.
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i love my kindle fire, not sure what i would want in a tablet that I don't already have with this. I can browse the web, read books/comics, watch movies, play games, etc. no complaints here
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CM9 is in the process of being ported over AFAIK. I'd prob end up picking one up to play with once CM9 is all set to go biggrin.gif
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After listening to some other forum peeps here, and going out with my lady yesterday and trying one hands on, and then playing with a buddy's kindle last night, I'd have to say, that for 200 bucks, it's a pretty damn nice little tablet. I was pleasantly surprised by it, actually. It multitasks, so you can listen to music and read or browse the web at the same time.

It's a little strange how the menus pop up, but I'm sure I'd get used to it after a while. I think for 200 bucks this little guy is a steal.
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