Apart from playing around with a friend’s iPad this is my first real experience with a tablet. I have to admit that if I had a choice in receiving a tablet it would not be a Kindle Fire I would probably go for an iPad or a Samsung Galaxy Tab. I was sent a review model of the Kindle Fire HD by Ladbrokes Poker who are celebrating their latest technology improvements in their games. When you think of Kindles images of portable grey devices come to mind but this model is completely different. It is an all-purpose tablet that gives you everything that you need at your fingertips – films, music, apps and games which you can purchase from the Amazon store. The technical specs for the Kindle Fire are 1.2 GHz, 8 or 16 GB, micro USB connector port; HDMI port 9-11 hour battery life, bluetooth, Dolby Digital Plus audio, dual band antenna for faster downloads, microphone and unlimited cloud storage for Amazon content. The seven inch screen is perfect to slip into your bag or pouch. Despite the slim build, the it feels solid and very well made. All the ports are tucked away on the side which gives it a very sleek look. The crispness of the screen is amazing and watching videos on the Kindle Fire is a dream.
I found navigating a bit difficult because the home and back button are not very easy to find. However that is just a minor flaw and the Kindle Fire has a lot going for it. The size is great and fits perfectly into the palm of my hand which means that I can browse the features while on the go. The screen rotation is great because it means that I can switch over from portrait to widescreen whenever I want. The Kindle Fire allows me to have the full experience of web browsing but without the chore of carrying around heavy hard wear. I love it and will certainly be considering investing in a model soon. I think the Kindle Fire HD will be giving the iPad Mini a real run for its money.