Amazon's Kindle Fire is 'Plagued with Issues,' FixYa Says

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

Amazon's Kindle Fire is one of the cheapest tablets around. And it looks like you get what you pay for.

FixYa, a website dedicated to trouble shooting electronics, compared Apple's iPad to Amazon's tablet to determine which one has more problems in the eyes of consumers. According to FixYa, it's no comparison; the Kindle Fire is “plagued with many more issues than the iPad 2.” 

In a report based on tens of thousands of issued submitted by users, FixYa found the Kindle Fire to be more problematic than the iPad. Among the problems were Amazon's One-Click shopping feature. Impossible to turn off, the feature makes it too easy to buy expensive goods quickly—a child could do so accidentally, as could a thief, according to FixYa's user complaints. Other major concerns include wifi connectivity issues, a lack of touchscreen precision, and poor parental settings. 

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and exploring weird side streets. more



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