Thursday, September 13, 2012

New Kindle Fire a delight — with limits - Business - The Boston Globe

Concluding paragraphs of an otherwise net-positive Hiawatha Bray review
"Then again, Google sells its Nexus 7 for the same price as the Fire, without cluttering the screen with ads. The Nexus 7 gives you full access to the apps in the Google Play online store. The Kindle Fire offers only a smaller selection of Amazon-approved apps. The Kindle Fire doesn’t even come with an AC adapter for recharging. You can either plug it into your computer or buy an adapter for an extra $10.
No doubt about it; the Kindle Fire HD is a major step up from its predecessor and a fine mini-tablet. But because of Amazon’s constant nickel-and-diming, you’d be better off spending your nickels and dimes on a Nexus 7."
New Kindle Fire a delight — with limits - Business - The Boston Globe
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