Got it and did a little playing with it. so far i love it. i can play my movies, music, and tv shows with no problems that i have previously purchased from amazon. feels pretty quick. a little heavy where it may strain your wrist. graphics are great. a little hard with touch input at times, sometimes i have to really tap hard and at other times i don't even have to touch the screen. facebook that i used just kicks you to the mobile facebook page with the browser. netflix works great. I really don't have anything negative to say at the moment.
**edit** i forgot to mention that it is a finger print magnate like all touch screens.
The most striking part is when you first register, all your stuff is right there in the main window / rolodex thing. It's really cool.
The complaints in the various reviews about there not being hard buttons are first time whining. I felt that way too for the first 10 minutes or so. After that it becomes easy to remember to tap the bottom center of the screen to get the home button to popup.
I also "tested" tonight to see what would happen if I downloaded kindle apps from my account and then ran them on the fire registered to my wife. As expected you can't really do that. What's funny is that the apps run but then the Fire checks in somewhere and realizes that you don't have the rights.
It is nice enough to read on but I still like eInk better.
The magazines are look nice, especially the ones formatted for the kindle. Reading them on a tablet is kind of different though. Lots of zooming, panning, and scrolling around.
The video looks really good. That screen is pretty nice.
The wife was pretty stoked to get hers today (her birthday present) and it will be interesting to see how it gets used.
We're already looking for an iCal based app so that she can move her calendar to it and then the address book will be next.
Got mine last night and am thoroughly enjoying it. Has lived up to most of my expectations so far. My only real problem has been with this forum. I was going to post this reply with my Fire but when I select the area for the reply no keyboard pops up. It pops up for the subject but not the body of the reply.
I've also noticed that button touching response can vary but I wouldn't even consider it annoying just a little odd. I'm sure this is something that will be refined as the system is updated.
I was a little disappointed that I couldn't run LoU in the browser but not surprised. Would have been cool to have this sitting nearby and able to check on my kingdom whenever the thought struck me.
I subscribed to a magazine and love it on the Fire. Yeah, you have to do some zooming and panning but that's the nature of the screen size. I'll take that over having to deal with a paper version and I get the magazine as soon as it's released, no waiting for mail delivery.
Considering this is a first generation device I think it's turned out extremely well and glad to be a Day 1 owner. Hopefully it does well and Amazon continues to develop and refine it.
So although I've put this on my Christmas list, the lack of running LoU and smaller screen are making me wonder if I should wait for the 10" version. Decisions, decisions.