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A tablet for its price

November 15, 2011

Two of the Kindle Fire reviews have just been posted on-line, both reviewers basically said the same conclusion on Amazon’s first tablet. Tim Stevens’ (Engadget) wrap-up is: “The Kindle Fire is quite an achievement at $200.” While Joshua Topolsky’s (The Verge) verdict is: “There’s no question that the Fire is a really terrific tablet for its price.”

The Kindle Fire is not as cutting-edge as the iPad, nor it’s as fast as other high-end Android tablets out there on the market, but it is a tablet worthy for its own class. At $200 price tag, the Kindle Fire has a lot more to offer than tablets with the same price tag.

But still, there is one thing I’m most concern with this Kindle Fire; its touch-sensitivity. Like what Tim has wrote in his review: “But, if your finger moves even a pixel or two in any direction when tapping the chosen item won’t launch.” Joshua also noted the same issue in his review. Perhaps Amazon deliberately made the Kindle Fire software to be that sensitive, or perhaps this is a hardware issue, but for me that little annoyance will soon pile up and will become a huge thing for users. Because a tablet most prominent factor is its touch-screen, it is the only interaction you have with it.

But then again, with price like that who am I to complain.

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