Saw Kindle Review, Need to RANT!

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  1. gadgetrants

    gadgetrants Moderator Staff Member

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    I just read an early review on the Kindle Fire at CNN:

    Review: Kindle Fire a worthwhile bargain - CNN.com

    As a Transformer owner, the comment that has me fuming is:

    Excuse me for screaming, but WWWWWWWHHHHHHHAAAATTTTT??????? :mad: "The most impressive..."???? Are you kidding me? Have you even HEARD of the Transformer???

    Sheesh. Someone please give this guy $400 and better judgment.

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    Must be the only tablet the reviewer has ever used besides an iPad and doesn't realize that there are plenty or iPad rivals among the tablets already out. Although no single tablet currently out may be an iPad killer, certainly many of them are Kindle Fire killers!
     
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    I'm turning into quite the cyber-bully! A few weeks ago, a CNN contributor posted a Fire preview, and claimed that it was (OMG, deep breath Matt)...

    ...SEVEN INCHES LONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    After a few back-and-forth emails, I finally gave up. They wouldn't acknowledge that tablets (as are dozens of other devices) are measured by DIAGONAL screen size, not length of the entire device (including bezel) itself.

    Really JP you and I need to quit our day jobs and write gadget reviews full-time! I'm amazed and disappointed that some reviewers spend a short afternoon demoing a device and then try to write comprehensive, informed (but ultimately misleading) descriptions.

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    Ha ha, I feel the same way. Sometimes I wonder if they even spend a short afternoon with the device or just parrot other things they have heard about the device or (mis)read in the press release!
     
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    Probably an ipad owner wrote it. These are the same sheep that about died when ios5 came out with its "awe inspiring changes"
    They do have a point though. In sheer numbers of units that will sell, the Fire is the only potential competition as of now. Bean counters think differently than most of us.

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    I really can't believe that someone would write something like that, if they honestly have reviewed ANY other major Android tablets for any significant amount of time. That review screams misinformation. Either the author is overblowing the bugs/lag in Honeycomb, or they really haven't spent that much time with any other tab. Even Amazon's app ecosystem isn't as good as Google's!

    If the writer is only considering sales, then maybe; but ASUS made pretty good cash with the original Transformer, even though it was pretty thick. Now, with the Prime, it's going to go sky-high.
     
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    He w as probably thinking of something else while writing the review!
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