I have been coming across a lot of chatter on the Internet about a new system called Kindle Cash Flow 2.0. I am going to do a full review soon. It is supposed to be an A-Z product that teaches you how to create your own ebooks (without even writing them on your own) and them publishing them on Amazon where millions upon millions of people get to see it and buy it. Amazon will give you a commission on sales so profit potential is massive.
Ty Cohen creator of the program is said to be raking in $40,000 a month just using this simple system. I am digging around to find out more. Kindle Cash Flow 1.0 was also a massive success with friends of mine using the system still raking in thousands upon thousands of profits till this very day.
Kindle Cash Flow 2.0 is expected to launched sometime in Oct. I will try to get my hands on it and keep you posted.
Our website Kindle Fire Info just got a lot more interesting with the latest HD version of Amazon’s best ebook reader yet. This 8.9″ version is the top of the range model of the new Kindle Fire HD range.
There is really no kindle fire comparison of this model to any other tablet or Kindle models in the market. If you do an in-depth comparison of the kindle vs nook vs ipad, you will see the clear advantages of the Kindle ebook readers for book lovers. Kindle books just look amazing on this HD screen. Look out for my Kindle Fire HD review coming soon!
8.9″ 10 point capacitive touch high definition color display; 1920×1200 resolution at 254 ppi, video playback up to 1080p, with IPS (in-plane switching) technology, advanced polarizing filter, and anti-glare technology
9.4″ x 6.4″ x 0.35″ (240 mm x 164 mm x 8.8 mm)
20 ounces (575 grams)
Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G is ready to use right out of the box – no setup, no software to install, no computer required to download content
32GB or 64GB of internal storage
Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO) for faster streaming and fewer dropped connections than standard Wi-Fi. Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks
4G LTE 10 band wireless modem with HSPA+, HSDPA, and EDGE/GPRS fallback
USB 2.0 (micro-B connector) port for connection to a PC or Macintosh computer or to connect to the Kindle PowerFast charging accessory. Micro-HDMI (micro-D connector) port for high definition video output to televisions or A/V receivers
3.5 mm stereo jack and integrated stereo speakers with exclusive Dolby audio engine
Check out this first look video of the new Kindle Fire HD. Looks like there is just no comparison to this amazing tablet from Amazon and at such a sweet price of $200! I will be putting up more Kindle Fire HD info soon as well!
It’s Jacob here. And you are probably reading my Kindle Fire Information / Review site at the moment because you are probably deciding if Amazon’s new tablet / ebook reader, the Kindle Fire is right for you. Download the Kindle Fire Comparison Sheet on the right sidebar for your reference. I got to test the gizmo in Oct 2011, before its official launch during its test marketing phase.
Note that this is just my honest take on the product though, so it will highlight both the positive aspects as well as the negatives I found in the product. So I would suggest that you read my full Kindle Fire review before deciding if it is the best ebook reader for you.
Why did I bother with creating this site? Well I am probably one of the first few people to have been able to test the Kindle Fire before its official launch and I was also not able to find many other decent reviews of the product out there. I thought I’d do a quick review of it to help people just like me who were pondering if they should get one for themselves or for their loved ones when it comes out. So here then is my in-depth take on the new Kindle Fire’s key features and my unbiased uncensored Kindle Fire review.
How is the Kindle Fire different from other Kindles?
Amazon has decided to repackage its Kindle reader model range into 4 key products and has slashed prices massively. The basic Amazon ereader, the regular Kindle is just $79. For $99 you get a touch screen version, the Kindle Touch. Both these models have WiFi (so you can get more content and download other stuff easily). However if you need 3G wireless access then you need the $149 Kindle 3G.
Personally I feel that topping up another 50 bucks for the Kindle Fire –a sleek looking, full color, full featured touch screen device is a no brainer. However I am sure there are people who just want a very basic device to read their Amazon books.
Priced at $199, the Kindle Fire looks like it’s being sold nearly at cost price with Amazon hardly making any money from it. Technology experts had also been expecting the device to sell for much higher given all its advanced features and the price of other tablets / ebook readers out there. The iPad2 for example is almost $300-500 more exactly the same processing power. Even the soon to be released Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet is priced at $249, about $50 more for similar if not slightly inferior content and features. Amazon has admitted as well that the low price and inferior profitability of the Kindle Fire and its other Kindle devices does not bother them too much. Jeff Bezos and team believe that over the long term these device will help to market their Kindle books and other Amazon digital products more effectively and thus allow them to tide over the initial low margins from Kindel sales. Well at $199 for a feature packed device I’m not complaining!
Content is king!
Just like how the iPhone proved to be a killer device largely due to the availability of thousands of cool apps in the market. The Kindle Fire gives you access to millions of Amazon’s books, magazines, comics, video (both movie + television), music, games and other multi-media offerings. More cool applications can also be downloaded from the Amazon App Store. So you probably won’t get bored with the Kindel Fire anytime soon. One thing to point out though is that you can’t download apps from the Android Market directly with the Kindle Fire.
I would consider this to be a good thing after seeing so many crappy apps on the iTunes stores and the Android Market. Some of these are even scam software with viruses to boot. So having to go through the Amazon App Store means you only get quality software for your Kindle Fire. The Display and Size and Looks This is probably one of coolest things about the Kind Fire. The device comes with a 7-inch 1024×600 pixel, full-color IPS display, meaning you get sharper clearer images that can be viewed from various angles. The screen also has a “Gorilla Glass” coating which protects it from cracks and other kinds of damage from daily use. Kindle Fire vs iPad2’s – Some might say that the iPad 2 with a larger 10-inch screen is better, but honestly do you really need such a big screen? I found the iPad 2 quite cumbersome to carry around on its own, while the Kindle Fire fits very nicely into my smaller document bags, jacket pockets and even my wife’s small clutch bag. One handed operation of the Kindle Fire while standing on a train or bus is also a breeze. Doing that with the iPad2 is not that easy. Bigger is not always better. I must admit I am a sucker for the outward appearance of cool gizmos. The Kindle Fire’s sleek dark shimmery luxurious look will take your breath away the moment you see it. Other Features The Kindle Fire runs on a modified Android 2.3 operating system (to make it more user friendly) which is optimized to run efficiently without consuming too much power and memory capacity and also does not compromise on quality and output. This means the system is easy to use and suitable for kids, seniors and folk like me that hate when things like Windows or iTunes crash on me. The Kindle Fire’s 1Ghz processor means it compact size has the same capability vs iPad2 vs Nook Color vs Nook Tablet and other tablet devices. So listening to music, while reading a book and surfing the Net and downloading the latest episode of Two and a Half Men all at the same time will be a breeze for the Kindle Fire. Web browsing is also optimized with Amazon’s latest browser for the Kindle Fire simply called Silk. This is basically a super fast, smart browser that consumes less capacity on your device by taking advantage of Amazon’s cloud computing capabilities. It supports Adobe Flash (unlike the iPad) and pulls up web pages formatted to fit your screen much more quickly than other tablet PC browsers.
The Bad Stuff?
As I mentioned some people may prefer a much larger screen like an iPad 2’s or Samsung Galaxy Tab’s 10-inch one but Amazon has done their market research and it appears that 7” is the form factor for a handy mobile tablet / e reader device most consumers find ideal. The Kindle Fire is currently only being sold in the US. Just like the older versions of the Kindle this will definitely change in the coming weeks and months and very soon the Kind Fire will be made available to the world audience. I believe they want to start out domestically for a start at least to make sure they can handle the massive demand in the initial weeks. Do remember the original Kindle devices were sold out for weeks after they were launched. As I mentioned though the Kindle Fire is based on an Android OS, it does not have the full features of an Android tablet PC or notebook. Sure you might not be able to install and use Android apps as easily as you would on a Notebook but I find that to be a very small issue, since many applications on the Android Market and even the iTunes store are quite rubbish. I would prefer to do more complicated Photoshop or spreadsheet work on a normal large screen PC / notebook anyway. Vs Nook Tablet vs iPad2 vs Playbook etc Yes there are tons on new tablets / electronic book readers coming into the market these days. This is why I am also in the midst of setting up a Kindle Fire comparison site to do a comprehensive ereader comparison. You can visit that site as well to download a full spec comparison sheet of all these devices.
The final conclusion
In conclusion I would say even bearing in mind some of the negatives of the Kindle Fire; the product is by far my top pick both as an ebook reader as well as a fuss free tablet PC. Given also how attractively the product is priced at just $199 plus its overall look and feel, I would say you simply can’t go wrong with the Kindle Fire!
I hired the services of a wonderful video production company called PopArtPal.com based in Singapore to come up with a video for my site. And i must say i was very impressed with their video production services. Good work guys!
Check out the video below and let me know what you think?
Here is the Amazon’s TV advertisement for the Kindle Fire. In my opinion the visuals in the video look pretty cool, but i think it could have been made better with a nicer sound track and probably more Kindle Fire information specifically how it stands out against other ebook readers in the market.
Also i think they should have a longer version epic type of version meant especially for sharing on-line, where ads do not have to be restricted to 30secs. Read my full review to find out more.
Since I was already going in deep with my Kindle Fire information and review website, I thought it might be interesting to go back in time to track its evolution. The fact that the device got such a massive following in such a short time leads to me to conclude that its probably the best ereader in the market that money can buy.
The first Amazon tablet electronic book reader was released in 2007. The Kindle First Generation was sold out in five and a half hours and remained out of stock for close to six months. Despite all the hype I decided to stay away, thinking this was just another of those Electronic Pet type of hype things. It came with 250mb of memory and could hold 200 electronic books.
The Kindle 2 came to the market in 2009 and was touted as the first e reader in the market that had the capability to convert text to speech, so that users could listen to their ebook aloud. This was estimated to be able to hold 1,500 electronic books and had a memory capacity of 2GB. This was also the first model that was sold internationally.
Given the popularity of the Kindle 2 and the Kindle ebooks, Barnes and Noble realized that it had to get into the game as well. This was around the time that Barnes and Noble released its Nook reader to compete head on with the Amazon tablet. Critics doing an ereader comparison between the two found them both very similar and there was a no clear preference for either model.
Soon after the Kindle 2 within 6 months the Kindle DX was announced. This came with a larger and easier to read screen and also boosted PDF reading capabilities. In the middle of 2010 the Kindle 3 or Kindle Keyboard was released. This feature improved memory capabilities and also came with a keypad for easy typing. This range also allowed wireless support.
In September 2011, Amazon re-released its entry level model as simply the “Kindle”, the mid range model as the “Kindle Touch” and the advanced Android based model as the “Kindle Fire”. To date an estimated 6 million Kindles have been sold worldwide, making it the market share leader in the e book reader market. The Kindle Fire reviews especially from recognized technology commentators has been extremely positive and Amazon looks like it is set to make another killing, and we are not even talking about the ancillary products revolving around the Kindle Fire as yet. Think along the lines of Kindles accessories, Kindle cases and the like. Well done Jeff Bezos!
Though i initally did not take to ebook readers very well, after a while they kind of grew on me and their handiness made me a fan easily enough.
My first one was the Amazon tablet, Kindel. It served its purpose very well till i lost it during a recent holiday. Even the cool kindle case it came in was gone. Good thing i had kept a backup of all my kindle ebooks on my home PC.I also had not taken most of my kindle accessories with me on that trip. However i soon came to realise those were not going to work on the latest ebook readers anyway.
Since i was already writing about other kinds of tech products in magazines the people from these ebook reader companies gave me their latest samples to review (I couldn’t keep them unfortunately!)
I thus set out to find the best ereader out there. I was also not complaining that most of
them also had other new added features to make life more pleasant.
The new Kindle Fire from Amazon stood out at first sight, so i named my site after that. The Barnes and Noble Nook Colour would be a close second based just on the look and feel. I found the iPad 2 to be overhyped and hated that it needed an app for just about anything you wanted to do on it. So the Kindle Fire looked like the most promising.
I found this article very interesting. Though we all think we know why reading is good, i have never thought of it this way. Check out the article on this link. And yes it will read well on your Kindle Fire as well