Jon Phillips’ review of the Kindle Fire for Wired:

Is it tablet that people will grab again and again for web browsing, book and magazine reading, casual gaming, and more?

No. It’s not that kind of tablet.

I have read very few positive remarks about the Kindle Fire other than the fact that it costs $199 compared to the iPad’s $499. But, so what if the Fire is less expensive? A lousy product that costs less than a fantastic product is still a lousy product. The same way a lousy brake pad with a guarantee on the box is still a lousy brake pad.

To be fair, Joshua Topolsky’s review of the Fire was relatively positive — especially when compared to the other reviews I have read and linked to today. And during the first episode of On The Verge Joshua talks positively about the Fire.

It’s Not That Kind of Tablet