I’m glad to have received my Kindle Fire on November 19. I pre-ordered the device a week before the November 15 distribution date by Amazon and was glad that they fulfilled it on the date they promised. I received it 4 days after because the item was shipped from US to the Philippines through Johnny Air.
I let Jaypee David took pictures of my Kindle Fire for me because, as most people know, I have the most amazing photography skills ever! [if ever you understand the irony in it lol] So here we go.
Amazon Appstore not yet available in the Philippines
This is the sad part, you can’t download apps from the Amazon Appstore. The Kindle Fire is intended for US users only at this time. But you can sideload apps from outside source which I do to install twitter client and other apps I use a lot. But I’m pretty much satisfied with all the native apps in the Kindle Fire such as Mail, Pulse (a reader device, much like Google Reader), The Weather Channel which I think is pretty informative about weather compared to other apps offering similar service.
Download eBooks at the rate of Knots!
You can buy eBooks in a flash and it usually only takes about a minute or less to download. Isn’t that amazing? I hate bringing books with me because I complain a lot with weight. Now that I have Kindle Fire I guess there I’ve got no reason not to read books now. I’ve downloaded 6 already and I hop from one book to another everyday lol.
What I enjoy about Kindle Fire
- The fact that you can read books anywhere without bringing stacks of it is great. It’s environment friendly, too because using Kindle Fire to read books makes us use less paper and therefore decreases our dependence on wood for paper production.
- Reasonable price. You can’t get any better deal than $199. This is better than other tablets I’ve seen around. I like iPad but I don’t think I’d like to use it to read books. The 7″ tab like KF is great for reading.
- Impressive display. Download some pics and check it on Fire’s Gallery app. I feel like its close to retina display. OMG.
- Powerful speakers.
- You can contact Customer Service right on the Amazon Store app which is cool. They usually respond within 24 hours.
What I don’t Like about Kindle Fire
Aside from the fact that I can’t download apps from Amazon Appstore which is given here are some of the things I don’t like about it:
- Can’t disable autocorrect. It’s annoying! Perhaps the fix is currently in the works, but no resolution yet as of the moment.
- Slow Amazon Silk browser. It looks quite primitive and lacks aesthetics, too. I feel like I’m in Pleistocene epoch. OMG! I use Dolphin browser which is good. QQ is nice, too.
- Its quite heavy. It will surprise you the moment you hold it. After using it for almost half a month now I felt that I have packed a considerable amount of muscles both in my arms and biceps. OMG! I never thought getting ripped is this easy with Kindle Fire. Next time, I’ll use my abs to hold this device! Time to get some real six pack! Crazyness!
I’ll add more as I use the device.
Love love love love! I like it. Perhaps its a question of lifestyle and personal preference. I love to read so this one is the best device for me because I get to read books a lot and buy it right in the convenience of Amazon Store. I’m not much into apps but content aggregator app is something I value and the Pulse app was able to address that need.
Kindle Fire user? Tell us what you think by sharing your comments below.