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Reviews Still Trickling In-TechCrunch

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    Reviews Still Trickling In-TechCrunch


    The Kindle Fire, What Is It Good For?

    "When the Kindle Fire first shipped a couple weeks ago, the reviews were mixed. Uncle Walt calls it good, but not great. David Pogue at the NYT thinks it is “sluggish,” lacking “polish or speed.” But the Kindle Fire is still selling like hotcakes. Some reviewers are disappointed that it is not an iPad, but that is the wrong way to look at it. The Fire is a standout media tablet that does a few things very well and I am going to tell you what they are." ....

    "The ability to pack all your media into one little 7-inch device is still an incredible thing. But it is not just your media that makes it compelling. It is the access to Amazon’s vast and growing digital library of millions of books, movies, apps, and songs, all at your fingertips and one click away from your consuming eyes. If you do end up buying a Kindle Fire, I guarantee that you will end up spending a lot more than the subsidized $200 price of the device on media. And once you start buying digital media for the Fire, you won’t be going anywhere. Amazon will have you as a customer for life, if it doesn’t already."

    For the full story, you can continue reading at original source: The Kindle Fire, What Is It Good For? | TechCrunch
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    Overall a good review.

    The only concern that I had coming into owning my Fire was that reading books on an LCD screen is not great for your eyes - and the e-ink is much better.
    However, being that I have been reading books on my phone for a while - stepping up to a bigger screen really can't be worse even if it's off an LCD.
    Also, I spend hours reading web pages like this one at home and at work, so screw it - I'll get new eyes later in life.

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    Interesting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by grrouchie View Post
    Overall a good review.

    The only concern that I had coming into owning my Fire was that reading books on an LCD screen is not great for your eyes - and the e-ink is much better.
    However, being that I have been reading books on my phone for a while - stepping up to a bigger screen really can't be worse even if it's off an LCD.
    Also, I spend hours reading web pages like this one at home and at work, so screw it - I'll get new eyes later in life.
    I've found reversing..white text on black bacground, is easier on my eyes (less fatigue) AND on my battery!

 

 

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