Monday, December 12, 2011

Amazon Kindle Fire Faces Critics and Remedies Are Promised - NYTimes.com

Excerpt from an accentuate-the-negative Kindle Fire review

The Fire is trying to do much more than be an e-book reader, a function some say it does not do as well as the original Kindle. Slightly more than a third of the 4,500 reviewers of the Fire on Amazon have given it mixed to negative reviews, three stars or fewer. Of Amazon reviewers of the iPad 2, 22 percent have given three stars or fewer; for the original Kindle, that number is 11 percent. (There are a few caveats. At least some of the iPad reviewers bought not from Apple but from resellers, the real target of their ire. As for the original Kindle, after four years it has both a huge number of reviews — over 34,000 — and the advantage of being a known quantity.)

Amazon Kindle Fire Faces Critics and Remedies Are Promised - NYTimes.com

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