Areas where Kindle Fire “loses” to iPad2
- Smaller screen – at 7″ it’s not as big as the iPad2. Sure, a bigger screen would be nice, but if it’s meant to be portable, I’d almost rather have the smaller, more compact screen. And it’s still bigger than the other Kindle models.
- Wifi-only streaming – Well, in the spirit of trying to live a more frugal life, paying for a 3G plan for a tablet isn’t really in the budget, so I’m not too concerned about this. Also, having 3G would require a completely separate plan since it’s only available for AT&T and Verizon.
- Camera – Well, I’m not sure about you, but I don’t see the convenience in holding up a tablet to take a picture when I can just use my phone or, I don’t know, maybe my camera!! Again, not a big deal in my mind.
Areas where Kindle Fire “beats” iPad2
- Weight – again, we’re talking about a portable device, so weight is an issue. The Kindle Fire is about 7 ounces lighter than the iPad2. That may not seem like much, but ask anyone who has held a baby and they will tell you that, over time, that’s a HUGE difference!
- Price – Seriously, the Kindle Fire is less than half of the iPad2 starting price! Personally, I don’t see enough of a difference to warrant the price gap between the two.
- Content – For me, it’ll be nice to be able to use the movies and music I already have on my Amazon account. And because I’m a Swagbucks fiend, I could keep up with the no-cash policy I have implemented for a long time when it comes to digital content!
While there’s a little over a month to wait before the Fire comes out, this is one purchase that I plan to start saving up for! Who knows, maybe someone can put a little birdie in Hubs’ ear to let him know that my birthday isn’t long after the release!