The Amazon Kindle Fire continues to take the world by storm and the company expects to sell close to six million units this holiday season. There is also good news for people living in India who want to get their hands on the hottest Apple iPad alternative. Retail website Tradus is now offering the tablet for around Rs 13,000, which is down from the initial 16,000.
Amazon is not officially marketing their latest Gingerbread tablet for customers in India just yet, which means if you buy it online there are some drawbacks. First of all, you cannot watch video or access programs like Hulu+. You also won’t be able to purchase applications or gain any of the benefits from Amazon Prime. The only thing you will be able to do is purchase ebooks and magazines.
The Kindle Fire is a high powered device for the cost and it does allow you to load in your own applications if you install them online. If you are currently living in India and get your hands on this new tablet, make sure to visit our Essential Kindle Fire Apps. You can directly download and install them right to your device! You may not be able to watch videos that Amazon directly offers, but you can still stream most content online or via Netflix.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.