I have wanted an iPad since they first came out, but like many people the price tag scares me off. (Okay, I’m also put off by having yet another tie to Apple, since I’m already a slave to my iPhone 4.)
Now Amazon’s entered the tablet market with its full-color, tablet dubbed “Kindle Fire” that works with any public or private wi-fi or hotspot so you don’t have to shell out for some phone company’s service plan! With a proprietary browser called Amazon Silk, the 7-inch touch screen boasts 16 million colors, all the better to enjoy Amazon’s 100,000+ movies and TV shows, millions of books and ever-growing catalog of apps. (Yes, even Angry Birds!) Stream your music from Amazon’s cloud servers or download it for on-the-go listening. Take your favorite PDF, Word or other documents with you. Answer email from the bar around the corner from your office — no one will know! And, of course, you can read your favorite Kindle books, too, which — like video — will be synced to your last-read or -viewed spot via Amazon Whispersync.