Originally Posted by gweminence
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.
No it's not. It does not have cameras, gps, etc. It doesn't meet the requirements of an Android tablet.