7" Kindle Fire HD Review

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  1. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    is this the one with the "stereo" speakers. having one speaker in a small device or two little speakers in the same small device cannot be a noticeable difference.
     
  3. Calidude macrumors 68000

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    As predicted by anybody with common sense, this "tablet" is purely a consumption device that isn't even worth the low price they are charging for it.
     
  4. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    I suppose it's good for spending money on Amazon.com. That's all Bezos's cares about.
     
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    This is all you need to know from the review (besides the crappy, slow and laggy OS) :

    "... the Fire HD can at times feel like the most blatantly pushy, consumer-focused, retail-oriented device ever made. There is no shame in what Amazon is doing — nearly everywhere that content lives on the device, the company is trying to push you towards more content. Even in places that might be considered sacred, like your homescreen (a view you see most often), there are breadcrumbs to get back to the store for more buying. And that's to say nothing of the full-screen lock screen ads, and subtle, sneaky text ads that populate the corner of the device"

    You might as well turn your tv on and watch QVC or HSN. Only difference is, the tv will recognize when you push a button on the remote and won't freeze every time you change screens. :D
     
  6. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    That's just a bad approach for a consumer device. I don't see anybody having a reasonable basis for buying this over the Nexus 7.
     
  7. Calidude macrumors 68000

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    This wasn't meant to be a consumer device. This was meant to be a device for cheapskate deal-scouring suckers with compulsive buying disorder.
     
  8. ucfgrad93 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Never at a loss for words, I see.:rolleyes:
     
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    Interesting review. Amazon almost have a winner for what the Verge call a "casual" consumer. Just depends if they can market it well enough for those people.

    A few tweaks to the GUI are definitely needed.
     
  12. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    The launcher includes pretty much all the Amazon apps in one huge file, which is why it lags. Only the browser, Amazon storefront, and Amazon On Demand isn't built in. It's grossly compressed and contains too many API calls, otherwise the device is solid. This is the case for the original Fire and is probably the case for the new versions too.

    And it's probably why you can't multitask and things close out once you hit the home button.

    It's not like iOS users don't splurge on new apps everyday. :rolleyes:
     

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