Returned Kindle Fire

After a bad experience with the Amazon Kindle Fire (returned after 3 days), there’s no way I’m buying generation #1 of Amazon’s Smartphone.

The key to the Kindle’s first success was simplicity; a thin handheld wifi connected black and white eReader with access to tons of books and publications.

The Kindle Fire is the exact opposite debut; a heavy and slow wifi connected color “tablet” that’s frustrating to touch with access to a plethora of unformatted publications.

Clearly, Amazon is not a technology company.

Amazon is a grocery store of media building hardware to remain vertically aligned.  

Also part of the frustration is my own early adoption.  Years of iPhone experience set my expectations high.

Amazon’s first tablet is a failure.  But at least it fell forward.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.