"Fire is the best portable multimedia device available."4.5 starson by akoni103
Pros: 1. Beautiful screen.
2. Easy access to my books, music, and video.
3. Great Amazon store integration for Prime members.
4. Amazon AppStore has more apps than B&N.
5. Unlike a laptop or 10 inch tablet the Fire is a great size for portability.
Cons: 1. E-ink is nicer than an IPS screen for reading text (but not for videos and color).
2. No bluetooth.
3. Most magazines aren't formatted for a 7 inch screen.
Summary: The Fire is a great portable multimedia device. If you buy it to just to read books you'd be better served by buying an e-ink reader. If you bought it instead of a 10 inch tablet you'll be disappointed by the lack of bluetooth, camera, and number of apps available.
Because of my job I log about 65-85k miles a year in the air. The Fire is a great device for me. In the air it allows me to switch between books every couple of chapters instead of being tied to the one book I would have brought with me. I am able to load 3-4 movies I want to watch instead of hoping the selection provided by Delta is interesting. (In the air I use a Sandisk Clip for music because the Fire is too big for that task.)
The 6 gigs of available memory isn't an issue for me. I've taken the Fire on one business trip already. I had more than enough books and movies for several RDU to SEA trips. At home I use cloud apps or my Windows Home Server for content.
The Fire is a great device for when I want something a bit larger than my cell phone but don't want to pull out my laptop.