Why it makes more sense to buy IdeaPad A1 than Amazon Kindle tablet?

Amazon Tablet Mock-up credit: Techcrunch

Tech media is all filled up with Kindle tablet rumors right now, and if there is any truth in the TC report, this tablet is a big disappointment. I would suggest you to buy the recently announced Lenovo IdeaPad A1 any day than this ‘leaked’ Amazon tablet.

Before I start giving you all the good reasons to buy IdeaPad A1, let us look at the leaked features of Amazon Kindle tablet.

  • 7 inch capacitive display
  • Customized version of Android 2.2[read skinned the hell out of Android]
  • Amazon Appstore, Cloud Player, Kindle app, Instant Video Player
  • No Android market, no Google apps
  • Skinned Android webkit browser
  • Single core 1 GHz processor
  • 6GB internal storage
  • WiFi only
  • No camera, No GPS [probably]
  • micro-USB port
  • Amazon Prime subscription
  • Price: $250

So with all the above listed specs, what is Amazon giving me extra to leave Lenovo IdeaPad A1 and go for their tablet. Many would say – free Amazon Prime subscription. Well if I am so dying to get that, I would rather take it separately after paying $79 and A1 would still be a better deal.

And, why would that be, lets come to that after giving you a quick specs recap of Lenovo IdeaPad A1:

  • 7 inch capacitive display
  • 1 GHz single core processor
  • 3MP rear camera, VGA front camera
  • 512MB RAM
  • WiFi, GPS
  • 8GB internal memory
  • Google Apps, Android Market
  • Price:  $199

Now, as you would have already noticed, you will be getting more than Amazon Kindle tablet (hardware-wise) for a lower price. There are front/rear cameras, GPS, and more internal memory. Now software-wise, all important you will get access to all the Google apps, and Android Market with IdeaPad A1. Now download Amazon appstore from Android Market and other Amazon apps and your tablet will be same as any Kindle tablet, just without their “OS Customization/skin” and 1Yr worth of Amazon Prime subscription.

If you so much want that Prime subscription and that is the sole reason for buying Amazon Kindle tablet. Then pay $79 and get 13 months subscription [1 month free trial incl], and you will be paying just $22 extra and a lot more worth of goodies.

Make sense!


Post Author: Gaurav Shukla

Gaurav Shukla is the editor of AndroidOS.in. If you'd like to reach him, drop an email at 'gaurav@androidos.in' or connect with him on Twitter (@gauravshukla).

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