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Amazon Kindle Fire HD Tablet Review

A refreshing reboot of Amazon's Kindle Fire has a better screen, but the same clunky interface.

November 20, 2012
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Email

Included in the software for the Amazon Kindle Fire HD is an email app, which allows you to sync your inboxes over the most common types (POP3/IMAP/Exchange). All that's required from you is to follow the wizard and provide it with the information it asks for.

Once this is accomplished, you can operate the email client much like you would on a computer, but instead of having a keyboard, you have to tap text boxes in order to call out the keyboard on the screen. It's a bit of a pain, but that's just the way it works.

Web Browsing

Also included on the Amazon Kindle Fire HD is a fairly basic web browser that offers about the same major features as any modern browser on a computer. You can use multiple tabs or windows, surf sites with ease, bookmark your favorites, and generally not even think twice about how the program functions. You won't be able to mess around under the hood like you can with Chrome, but it's just a tablet browser.

Web Browsing Image
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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Movies & Video
  8. Email & Web Browsing
  9. Internet Apps
  10. Conclusion
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