I’ve been batting around the idea of getting the kids a tablet computer for a while now. Something that’s easy for them to use, lets them play their stuff (Facebook-based Flash games and Poptropica, mostly), and that won’t get infested with malware they download along with their Windows games.
The iPad is right out. Too pricey for five and seven year old kids to play with. iPads won’t play their Flash games so it’s a non-starter.
Android tablets like a good fit. The Amazon Kindle Fire is Android-based and the price is right at $199. I like Amazon and already have a Prime membership and a Kindle. They already have loads of content and they’ll have an app store with apps built for the Fire’s 7 inch screen. The Fire supports Flash, and Amazon has some sort of whizbang technology on their servers called Silk that’s supposed to speed up the Flash experience.
Any reason not to pre-order one for Christmas?