6 Things Amazon's Tablet Has Over the iPad

Flash lovers, rejoice!
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 29, 2011 11:12 AM CDT
Six Things Amazon's Kindle Fire Tablet Has That the Apple iPad Lacks
The Kindle Fire is shown at a news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 in New York.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

(Newser) – Surely you’ve heard by know that Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet isn’t an iPad killer. But it does have a few desirable traits that the iPad doesn’t. The Huffington Post lists six of them:

  • It supports Flash: Many iPad and iPhone users wish that Apple would take a page from Amazon’s playbook when it comes to this.
  • It’s cheaper: A Kindle Fire (which does not offer 3G) will run you $199. For the cheapest iPad 2 model, which also does not offer 3G, you’ll shell out $499.

  • It’s smaller and lighter: Which is good news for all you one-handed readers.
  • It’s faster…: At least, when it comes to web browsing. Based on Jeff Bezos’ claims, Amazon’s Silk browser should be the fastest mobile browser you can get.
Click for the complete list, including more details on why the Silk browser will likely be “very, very fast.” (Read more Amazon.com stories.)

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