Kindle Fire – Its strong points.
It has been a few weeks since Amazon has released its multimedia tablet, the Kindle Fire, and while initial reviews might have been mixed, the fact is that the tablets have been very successful in terms of sales. In fact, Citi analyst Mark Mahaney believes that Amazon’s tablet will sell upwards of 12 million units next year, and would effectively grab 15 percent of the tablet market.
Some areas where the Kindle Fire performs well are as follows:
Reading – as it has a smaller size than the iPad (4.7 by 7.5 inches vs. the iPads 7.31 by 9.5 inches), reading on this table becomes considerably more comfortable. With a lighter build (414 grams vs. the iPad’s 601 grams) and a sharp display (169 pixels per inch vs. the iPad’s 132 pixels per inch), this tablet has definitely been designed with reading in mind. Reading for extended periods using this device will not pose any discomfort to the user.
Watching videos – as the Kindle Fire ties directly with Amazons video store, the user immediately gets a selection of videos that that can be played directly or downloaded to view later. The slightly smaller screen means that the Kindle Fire is best suited for a single-viewer experience.
Applications – As of now, the Kindle Fire only has a few thousand apps available for download (as compared to the iPads 200,000 apps). However, Amazon has designed its app store to be much more user friendly than the Android market. If the Kindle Fire’s popularity continues on its successful trajectory of growth, we can expect to see many more quality apps being designed for this tablet, and perhaps Amazon’s app ecosystem might become more similar to Apples iTunes in time to come.
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