Amazon Kindle Fire unboxing and initial hands on review [Video]

The Amazon Kindle Fire just might be the hottest gift this holiday season. It comes with a 7-inch (1024 x 600) IPS display, 1GHz dual-core TI OMAP processor, 512MB RAM, 8GB for storage (about 6GB usable), microUSB, 3.5mm stereo audio jack, and WiFi. You won’t find a camera, but for $199 you can’t beat it. We’re not sure what version of Android they used to develop their user interface, but it’s completely stripped. Amazon also features their own browser called Amazon Silk, which promises faster load times. For a small device, I was surprised at how heavy it is. It comes in at 413 grams, while the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus comes in at 345 grams. My first impression is that it does seem like a nice tablet and feels solid, but I’m disappointed with the lack of RAM and a microSD slot for expanded storage. I will do a more in depth review, but for now, check out my initial hands on.

  • Annie

    Just got my Fire today, so far I am really liking it! You can save more than 4 favorite apps. Instead of trying to scroll sideways on your favorites scroll down/up instead. I also used my Droid micro USB cable to load music and pics. Works great.