The ipad is superior... no question about it. My wife has an ipad2 and occasionally I'll use it so I have experience with them both. BUT... the Fire is more pocketable and it will do many of the same things the ipad will do. Plus, it is a full $300 cheaper than the least expensive ipad which is a huge bonus.
I've now watched movies on it, sent email on it, surfed the web, listened to my music, uploaded my pictures, gone to Facebook to update my status, downloaded a dozen apps and played games. This thing fits into my coat pocket and that is a huge attraction for it. I'm telling you, Antony, it's a winner as far as I'm concerned. I love it.
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