5 Viable Alternatives to Kindle Fire

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Is Amazon Kindle Fire the most affordable tablet on the market?

I am trying to answer this question so stay with me while I go through the list of the main price/features competitors. Although Kindle Fire is currently the most brilliant diamont available for tablet fans, there are a lot of tablets out there at a similar price or less that can successfully replace it.

Below I will present six alternatives for Kindle Fire:

Asus Transformer

Asus Transformer is a real bargain. Asus is fighting for top positions in the Android tablets for some time. Transformer is offering an amazing screen and many ISP ports and is a safe tablet with a low price that runs Android Honeycomb.

And, like all other Android tablets on the market, it can run all Kindle reader applications.

BlackBarry Playbook

It’s hard to fall in love with Playbook, but if you’re a Blackberry fan and you want a tablet with a light OS and an amazing screen this is the right choice for you.

BlackBarry Playbook comes with preinstalled reading software called Kobo but if you want to read Kindle books you can use Kindle Cloud Reader (avialable for download).

Dell Streak 7

Although Dell tablet Streak tablet 7 is the oldest from the tablets presented here, it manages to keep up pretty well. Android 2.2 has lots of applications, including Kindle app that can satisfy even the most fussy users.

It is rumored that Dell Streak 7 will receive a big upgrade, much needed for Honeycomb users.

Archos 80 G9

Archos 80 G9 is equipped with a 1GHz dual-core ARM Cortex processor, 8-inch screen and 8 GB internal memory.

Technical specifications are pretty good, but we can’t say the same about the final product. However Archos 80 G9 can perform relly good the tasks of a Kindle Fire.

Nook Color

Nook Color is one of the cheapest tablets on the market. It comes with preinstalled Android 2.2 OS that features many applications, email and web browser. If you don’t like the pre-installed reading application you can install the Kindle app right away.

Those from Barnes & Noble were the first to to release a complex e-reader device that acts just as a tablet at half the price of an iPad. Wee see the same move today from Amazon with the release of the new Kindle Fire.


Kindle Fire will penetrate the tablet market really fast. That’s a fact. This means it will take a huge bite of competitors’ market share. Amazon’s strategy is based primarily on the quality of its long lasting brand, quality and price. For those who want more from a tablet that Kindle Fire can offer, remember that there is always an alternative, but not necessarily a cheaper one.

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