Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Kindle Fire HD Is Better but It Isn’t the Best Color Tablet - Walt Mossberg - Personal Technology - AllThingsD

Walt Mossberg finds a lot to dislike in the new 7" Kindle Fire; see the full review for competitive pros and cons
"The Fire HD isn’t as polished, fluid or versatile as the iPad. It offers only a fraction of the third-party apps available on either the iPad or the Nexus 7 (and other standard Android tablets). I found that after prolonged use, the Fire HD showed signs of latency—apps and content displayed delays in launching. This latency disappeared after a reboot.
The Fire HD also assaults users with ads occupying the entire screen every time they start or resume using it. You have to pay Amazon another $15, using an obscure setting on a Web page, to escape these ads. And there are pitches to buy more content on many other screens, even those displaying your already-purchased content."
Kindle Fire HD Is Better but It Isn’t the Best Color Tablet - Walt Mossberg - Personal Technology - AllThingsD
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