Phew, what a day! Between receiving our Kindle Fire, playing around with it, and engaging in conversations with other users, we've barely had a minute to breathe, but it's been a lot of fun and I think the verdict is in that people are having positive reactions to their Fires. We have heard of a few mishaps with people receiving devices registered to someone else or hiccups registering it, but that's what a call to Amazon customer service is for.
If you're just getting yours, I'd encourage you to check out our "Playing Product Tester" guide for how to get software updates and explore the device. Otherwise, let's look at a couple of well-articulated comments from user reviews before finishing with some free apps.
"We were considering purchasing an iPad 2 for Christmas, but we were concerned about the price. Also, with a 7 year old daughter, we didn't feel comfortable using such an expensive device on a regular basis...I truly see myself taking the Fire with me everywhere we go! In fact, we may need to buy another since I won't want to share it!" --Janet L Carter
"Little things add up to make what could be a great device merely adequate. Many will be able to overlook these problems and enjoy the Kindle Fire for what it is; an inexpensive all-in-one-entertainment device. I only point them out to remind people that they should not expect perfection from the Kindle Fire, at least not out of the box. Over the next few months it's possible (likely) that many of the problems I have could be fixed with software revisions." -- Billy Radcliffe
"So for what it is, I would have no problems recommending the Fire to consumers who can take advantage of it. This product more than lives up to what it is DESIGNED to do. If you plan on getting most of your content from Amazon AND you have a Prime membership, I think you will really find this is a pretty incredible device for the money." --Trevett
Name: Words With Friends Free
Rating: No Reviews
Description: Like words? Got friends? Perfect. You're set to play Words With Friends, the addicting word game that allows you challenge friends, family, or strangers and show off your superlative vocabulary and brilliant gaming skills.
Analysis: This is a great game that I have a personal fondness for. There's nothing easier than starting up a game with someone and going back and forth while playing the game. Be careful though. Sometimes the game's vocabulary is a little weird!
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Rating: 4.1 stars over 71 reviews
Description: Evernote turns your Android phone into an extension of your brain. This award-winning app lets you remember and recall anything that happens in your life. From notes to ideas to snapshots to recordings, put everything into Evernote and watch as it all instantly synchronizes from your phone to the Web to your PC.
Analysis: Another popular notetaking app that makes it easy to write on the go. Makes it easy to share on Facebook or send as texts. Importantly, the latest edition seems to be designed with the Fire in mind.
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