This is just a drive-by post because I've spent my WHOLE EVENING playing with my new toy, which arrived today — one day earlier than expected, thank you Amazon!!
It's everything I expected and more. I love it! It is SO WORTH the $199 price tag (plus $79/year for Amazon Prime to get full benefits), esp. compared to a iPad. It's not an iPad, but I'm not really convinced I want a full tablet. I mean I have a computer (or three) and any real computing I'd do on real keyboard. But for fun, entertainment/reading, this thing is going to rock. It was super easy to set up, found my home wi-fi immediately, and there's a good manual on-board if you want it or your fingertips to play around if you don't.
On Saturday, I finally entered the smartphone game for my own phone when I bought Alex a new Razr and took his Droid X. I had thought I was going to get the new phone for once, but the differences between the Razr and the Droid X were just not enough to sway me, plus knowing my Fire was on its way, so I caved and let him take the Razr. Yes, 4G is noticeably faster than 3G, but I'm not going to be streaming anything on the phone and, frankly, the screen is just too dang small for these no-more-birthdays eyes. The Fire streams beautifully from the Cloud with no blips at all. The screen and overall size are perfect. Phone for calls, texts, mobile pics, and quickie apps on the go. Fire for real reading and the fun stuff during lunch or while watching TV.
Ask questions in the comments if you're thinking of getting one and there's something you're curious about and I'll answer them in the next day or so. But if you're mostly over the fence, just do it. You'll love it. :-)