Amazon Kindle Fire: Why we want one now
The Amazon Kindle Fire has been on sale in the US since last year. The 7-inch tablet blends the feel of an E-reader with the functionality of a media-friendly game and music-playing tablet PC. What a shame that it has yet to release in the UK. We would quite like one for ourselves. Here are some reasons why…
Cheap and cheerful
If you’re looking to spend top dollar (we mean pound) on a high-end tablet you’d probably be looking to spend at least £300-£400. That’s where the Amazon Kindle Fire comes in. It does many of the things higher end tablets do: play music, video, games, internet browsing, function as an E-reader for less of the price. Amazon lists the Amazon Kindle for $199. Anything close to that in UK money is a bargain.
Play games, watch movies and listen to music
You don’t need to spend close to £500 to do all the above. The Amazon Kindle Fire grants access to millions of movies, TV shows, songs and books to download, read, or store for later perusal. You can even play the latest games including Angry Birds and the addictive Plants vs. Zombies.
Free cloud storage
Across the pond Amazon offers free cloud storage for all users Amazon content, tied into existing Amazon accounts. Should the Amazon Kindle and cloud service service launch in the UK, owners will have plenty of room to store all their Amazon content. Did we say that it’s free!
Borrow books for free
Amazon Prime members are able to choose from thousands of books to borrow for free. New customers get a whole month of the subscription for free, but once we do, we just know we’ll be hooked. Amazon Prime also gives access to unlimited movie and TV show streaming.
Fast web browsing and email
Amazon Silk is Amazon’s own cloud-powered browser tailored to deliver quicker internet browsing speeds. Unlike Apple’s iPad it also supports Flash. So videos that won’t play on the iPad will work fine on the Amazon Kindle. Another reason to spend less. A built in email app also lets you check mail from your personal email accounts by entering your login details.
Now you know our reasons for wanting one, would you like an Amazon Kindle Fire?