Buy it on Amazon – http://lon.tv/fire7 (affiliate link) – Amazon has an excellent new tablet that checks all the functionality boxes yet costs only $50. Subscribers – I accidentally deleted last night’s upload. So this one isn’t new. Pease watch it again 🙂 !
The low price does come with some ‘sponsored’ lock screens that will appear from time to time.
The hardware is much nicer than I expected. Build quality feels solid and well constructed. They’ve even put in a nicer IPS display that I haven’t seen on other tablets at this price point.
There are two major gotchyas though: the first is that this is not compatible with the Google Play store. So anything you’ve already purchased with Google you’ll need to repurchase through Amazon.
The second issue is the warranty – only 90 days. Compare that to a year offered on other tablets. Of course the cost of entry might be the same as a repair, but it’s unusual for Amazon not to stand behind their products like this.
Those issues aside, this is an excellent tablet for the price and I do recommend it to those looking for something cheap and functional. You won’t find a better Android device at this price.
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