Amazon's upcoming 7-inch Kindle Fire 2 tablet needs these 10 things to take on the Google Nexus and other competitors.
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It's hard to tell from this slide, but the Kindle Fire (top) looks downright dowdy compared to the Nexus 7 (bottom). Numerous critics have knocked the Fire's cheap, plastic case. The public didn't seem to mind, however, and snapped up the Kindle by the millions during the 2011 holiday season. Perhaps they gave Amazon a pass because the Fire cost just $199.
The Nexus 7, by comparison, is dressed to impress with a quality build and a rubberized, textured backside. Recent rumors say the new Fire will ditch the plastic shell for a metal casing that gives the tablet a sleeker, slimmer look. And here's an unsolicited suggestion: Amazon should make Fire models in two or more colors. Basic black gets boring.
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