Amazon’s Kindle Fire Worth Looking At

 On September 29th Jeff Bezos introduced the new line of Amazon Kindle e-readers. The most exciting of the four models is the Kindle Fire. Some are trying to make it a i-pad killer but I don’t see it as such. It targets a market that has been so far relatively ignored It’s geared towards those tens of millions of people that would like a tablet but the price is too high for what they want to use it for. At $199 it is perfect for people who are mostly interested in the media side of what a tablet has to offer. With the Kindle Fire you can browse the internet, read newspapers, magazines, books (of course) listen to music, view photographs, play games and watch movies. Here is just a bit of Amazons product description:

  • Movies, apps, games, music, reading and more, plus Amazon’s revolutionary, cloud-accelerated web browser
  • 18 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, and books
  • Amazon Appstore – thousands of popular apps and games
  • Ultra-fast web browsing – Amazon Silk
  • Free cloud storage for all your Amazon content
  • Vibrant color touchscreen with extra-wide viewing angle
  • Fast, powerful dual-core processor
  • Amazon Prime members enjoy unlimited, instant streaming of over 10,000 popular movies and TV shows

After viewing the roll out and watching some demonstrations I am sold on the unit. I have read a number of reviews and comparisons and this fits my needs to a T. The new Kindles will be available to the public on November 21st. I’ve already pre-ordered mine.

If you don’t need all that the Kindle Fire has to offer then Amazon still offers the base model is the Kindle Touch which received some upgrades but still functions the same as last years model. Some of the features include:

  • Simple-to-use touchscreen, with audio and built-in Wi-Fi
  • Most advanced E Ink display, now with multi-touch
  • New sleek design – 8% lighter, 11% smaller, holds 3,000 books
  • Text-to-speech, plus audio books and mp3s
  • Built in Wi-Fi – Get books in 60 seconds
  • Massive book selection, over 800,000 titles are $9.99 or less
  • New – Borrow Kindle books from your public library

Whether you want all the media assets of the Kindle Fire or the basics of the best e-reader on the market in the basic Kindle, Amazon has shown that they are still an innovative and driving force in the new media world. I encourage you to investigate the new family of kindles. Who knows you may just discover the Christmas present that satisfies everyone on your list. Let me know what you think and if you are able to attend a product demonstration comment what you find.

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