Thursday, September 29, 2011

Kindle Fire

A couple thoughts on the newly announced Kindle Fire, Full Color 7" Multi-touch Display, Wi-Fi.  These are just very quick first impressions without really digging into any details or facts about the thing.

  • If they have a good (and affordable) comic book subscription service, it is probably worth it to me...this is the killer app on the iPad for me.  Amazon just had to show a picture of The Watchmen didn't they.
  • I don't know how much I will actually use it for reading e-books.  The standard Kindle's e-ink is so nice to read, that I don't think I could easily switch to a backlit screen again.  I guess it will be good to read in the dark though.
  • Streaming movies from Amazon looks easy...especially if you are a Prime subscriber (and the new 20th Century Fox content agreement).  
  • It is at a very nice price point for a tablet computer.
  • Looking forward to seeing all the Android apps that work on it.
  • Looks to have much better music controls, so could actually be used for audiobooks and mp3s.
  • Kinda kills all the arguments for a Nook.
  • My experience with my regular Kindle makes me really curious to see how this performs.
  • Looks like a lot of distractions to keep me from reading.
  • I suppose the next Kindle iteration will be called BlazeTM (or something else equally bad).
  • I'll probably get one, but don't feel the need to be a first adopter.


Cameron Ted said...

Sure am glad we just got Jamie a new top of the line tablet o.O

word: ovelitis - sounds like a illness of the ovel

Michael said...

I think you mean "Hooray, we just got Jamie a top of the line we don't have to even think about the Kindle Fire."

Michael said...

Of course, she mentioned a different option besides the tablet when we were at Old Chicago before Apollo got off easy.

Cameron Ted said...

I don't listen.

word: unerper, one that unerps