Originally Posted by jswinden
I owned a NookColor for 8 months and currently have a Kindle Fire. I think they are both very solidly constructed. I personally find NO REASON at all to think the Fire feels like a cheap toy. I suspect brand loyalty is affecting your judgement even though you claim otherwise. Hardware-wise they are both good devices.
As I said previously, I had a chance to handle the Fire, at Target. Now, after reading your comments regarding my comment of it feeling like a cheap toy, the Fire I handled was a demo. Could it be possible that the demo didn't have the inerts of a real Fire? If the demo IS the real thing, IMO, it felt like a cheap toy. Now I own the K2 and the K3; and IMO, the K3 feels cheaper. K2 feels much more substantial. I love the Fire's GUI, but the body feels like plastic in my hand.
When the price drops, I am positive I will pick up one of them! But as it stands, I am more drawn to the NT