Originally Posted by kennyc
The Kindle Fire is NOT a generic Android Platform. If you are expecting that, you will be sorely disappointed.
With the exception of Silk, Amazon has done little more than skin it. It IS, in fact, 95% generic android. 2.3, to be exact. You'll be able to sideload things just fine. In fact, an Amazon executive was quoted specifically as saying that amazon will do nothing to prevent not only sideloading, but root.