Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 30, 2013

Not sure whether to buy Apple’s new iPad mini or Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX? Both are awesome, but here’s why you should go with the Fire. Amazon’s newest 7” tablet starts at $229, a whopping $170 less than the cheapest iPad mini. The Fire is built around an awesome first-party media experience with access to plenty of great third-party apps. From Kindle to Instant Video to Amazon mp3, Amazon’s media is built into the tablet’s core experience. Tech newbie? No problem! The Kindle Fire has a built-in feature called Mayday that connects you with an Amazon tech-support employee through the tablet to help you navigate or troubleshoot any problem you have. The Fire is also great if you have young kids: Kindle FreeTime lets you create a personalized experience for them, and also lets you limit how much time they spend watching videos or playing games in a day. Apple’s new iPad mini may be great, but the Kindle Fire packs awesome features and specs at nearly half the price. Go with the Fire.

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Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).