Laura Hazard Owen at paidContent.org writes about Jakob Nielsen’s usability report about the Kindle Fire. As the headline indicates, Nielsen says the Fire has a lot of problems.
The article also points out that Nielsen’s report doesn’t take into account technical issues that some users have with the device.
From the Article:
Will the projected 3.9 million Kindle Fire buyers this quarter end up disappointed with their new tablets? User-experience guru Jakob Nielsen’s new usability report finds the Fire’s 7-inch screen troublesome, the magazine-reading experience poor and the device as a whole slow and heavy.
If the Kindle Fire’s sales aren’t as high as projected, “the platform will either die or be reduced to serving poor people who can’t afford a full-sized tablet,” Nielsen concludes. “A small audience won’t offer much incentive for providers to publish 7-inch-optimized content and services. The resulting unpleasant user experience will drive any remaining affluent users to buy bigger tablets.”