Thursday, February 23, 2012


Movies, apps, games, music, reading and more, plus Amazon's revolutionary, cloud-accelerated web browser
  • 19 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, and books
  • Thousands of popular apps and games, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and more
  • Ultra-fast web browsing - Amazon Silk
  • Free cloud storage for all your Amazon content
  • Vibrant color touchscreen with extra-wide viewing angle - same as an iPad
  • Fast, powerful dual-core processor
  • Favorite children's books, graphic novels, and magazines in rich color
  • Amazon Prime Members enjoy unlimited, instant streaming on thousands of popular movies and TV shows.
  • Amazon Prime Members choose from thousands of books to borrow for free.
8GB internal (approximately 6GB available for user content). That's enough for 80 apps, plus 10 movies or 800 songs or 6,000 books.






Being that this is my first e-reader/tablet, I really didn't have anything else to compare the Kindle Fire to, but I must say this device is perfect for my needs.

 It's a great e-reader, holding 6,000 books that are downloaded in mere seconds. In addition to holding all those books you are also offered the Cloud storage, a free storage device for all Amazon content. So you can have the option of holding books on your device and/or the storage. The Cloud storage can hold all your Amazon content that you have downloaded. So the storage is basically a library of your books at your fingertips.

It's also a great system to play and store your music. With good sound quality, and music can be played as a backdrop while you use your Kindle. 

It also can can play Movies, TV Shows with live streaming or you can download your movies directly on the device or utilize the Cloud storage, again. With a very high resolution screen, colors pop and images are perfect.

Play games on this device, get 1000's of APPS, with again a high resolution, as images and colors pop out of the screen. Games/Apps can be downloaded from Amazon, which offers Apps from Android and they offer a good selection of free games/apps.

Surf the web, with wireless connection from your home or anywhere that offers wireless connection.
This system comes with the Amazon Silk technology which is basically an accelerated browser(split browser) with connection speeds and power you'll be surfing the web with ease. I can say I've had no problems getting connected and staying connected. It actually is quicker then my laptop.

Amazon also offers a free 1 year warranty with the option to purchase a 2 year warranty for your device.

They also offer a free trial month of Amazon Prime which is a great way to utilize the free movies, tv s.hows, book lending program, and the 2 day free shipping on most items, labeled with the Amazon Prime logo.

It's a great device that offers more than other e-readers and it's price is hard to beat at $199.00.

 My only gripe with the Kindle Fire, it has a horrible glare in bright sunlight and indoor bright light making the device nearly impossible to use outdoors. It's a huge disappointment to this almost perfect device.
I'm sure future Kindle Fire's will be upgraded and they will eventually come up with a solution to this annoying problem. There is also the option of purchasing an anti-glare, screen protection sheet, but reviews are saying while the glare is reduced the image quality is also reduced. I haven't purchased the screen protection sheet so I'm not sure if it actually will reduce glare when using the Kindle Fire outside.

I am giving the Kindle Fire 4 Stars but only because of the glare issue. I would highly recommend this tablet, especially if your an avid Amazon shopper, reader, and now gamer, like me!


*Leave your comments or questions about Kindle Fire below, I will be happy to answer them for you.  Thanks!


  1. Thanks for the comment on the glare factor. I am now thinking twice about this product.By the way, I heard about you through Book Blogs
    Gwynneth White

  2. Your Welcome, Gwynneth! It is a great little device, and I just found out they actually have an app that will reduce glare, to make it easier to read outdoors, They have apps for everything! :)

  3. Kindle Fire is a great reading device but not only. We can read our favorite books (I've downloaded them from All you can books) and doing other stuff like staying on the Internet, watching movies and playing games... it has many great features and it's not that expensive - it worth every penny.

  4. Great review...still on the fence about the Kindle until all the bugs are worked out and it becomes expandable.
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