The customer reviews are in for Amazon’s Kindle Fire and more than a few users feel burned.
According to a story in The New York Times that ran on Tuesday, the product is “less than a blazing success” with “many” of the device’s early users. The article, which compares the tablet to the Ford Edsel and New Coke, among other failed products, lists a few problems including the lack of external volume control, an on/off switch that’s easy to hit by accident, slow-loading web pages, no privacy controls and a touch screen that’s “frequently hesitant and sometimes downright balky.” (These perceived shortcomings are also cataloged on Amazon’s review site for Kindle Fire
We've noted these issues before and reported on a planned update by Amazon, but now we want to hear from you. Do you have any issues with the Kindle Fire? Do you think these concerns are overblown?
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