Why Are They Doing This to Me? Amazon Releases a Tablet

I would have never considered buying any tablet because I believe they are all overpriced, gimmicky, unwieldy, and quite useless. There was a single way of making me want to purchase a tablet and that was by calling it a Kindle. And this is exactly what Amazon did.

These cruel, cruel folks at Amazon just released a temptation that it might not be within my powers to resist. This thing of beauty is called Kindle Fire. People who have been reading this blog for a while know that my attachment to my Kindle is very powerful. The amount of joy I have derived from my Kindle in the three and a half years of using it has been immense.

Here is what Kindle Fire looks like

As you can see, Kindle Fire is smaller and lighter than the iPad. It is also a lot cheaper than even the lowest priced Apple tablet.Kindle Fire costs $199. That’s cheaper than even the cheapest iPod touch.

Unlike an iPad, it doesn’t have a camera or a microphone. I don’t really know what use the iPad’s camera is, though. I once saw a student try to take a picture with this unwieldy, bulky device, and it didn’t look like fun. The number of apps you will have access to on Amazon’s tablet isĀ 250,000, as opposed to 425,000+ iPad apps.

Kindle Fire will be available on November 15 but it can be pre-ordered now.

I’m afraid I won’t be able to resist it, people.