Shawn Blanc on the Amazon Kindle Fire:
The Fire is a portable media center, not a portable computer.
From everything I have read so far that certainly seems to be the case. But that might be OK. Chris from the podcast has already mentioned that even though he has a Kindle and an iPad that he is tempted by the Fire. Mostly for watching Amazon video on demand I would assume.
Even though Blanc hates the idea of “content consumption device” the Kindle Fire sure seems to be a cheaper version of that than the iPad. If video and web browsing are your primary tablet functions, this sure seems like a better deal.