"Although its plain design (no volume buttons, cameras, etc.) meant fewer components, we had no hesitation in rewarding the Fire with a sterling 8 out of 10 for repairability."
Overall, the Kindle was much easier to open that the iPad (or iPhone/iPod). The battery comes in at 16 Watt-hours, well below the 25 Watt-hour battery in the iPad 2. Similarities were found between the Kindle Fire and BlackBerry PlayBook, which isn't a bad thing since it is half the price of the PlayBook from BlackBerry.
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