Finally, the Kindle Fire hit shelves today, giving us all a chance to finally get our hands on the newest ereader from Amazon. Have you got yours yet? If so, let us know what you think in the comments.
Amazon is now going head-to-head with several new devices in the ereader and tablet market. There is of course the iPad, along with the Kobo Vox, the new Nook Tablet, and all the Android tablets out there, the biggest one right now being the Samsung Galaxy Tab. So how does it stack up?
Of all the devices mentioned above, the Fire is the cheapest or tied at $199. The Vox is also $199, but lacks many of the features of the Kindle. The others are quite a bit more expensive.
I would put the Kindle Fire up against any of the tablets and ereaders mentioned above when it comes to features. Instead of rehashing everything here, you can read all about it and/or watch the video on our Kindle Fire review page.
Now that people actually have the Kindle Fire in their hands, they seem to be very pleased overall. Many are even calling for a Fire phone to match the tablet (and I think that is actually in the works).
Tomorrow, I am going to show you how you can install the Nook app on the Fire, for those of you who are making the switch to the Kindle, but still want your books from Barnes and Noble. Make sure you check back for that!
Also don’t forget to check out our Kindle Fire case and cover reviews!