Originally Posted by WillysJeepMan
You're viewing the walled gardens differently. Amazon's KFHD is far more prison-like than any i-device. The original Kindle Fire had loose control, the HD has much tighter control and forced ads on the lockscreen (removable by paying a $15 ransom) and the constant "other customers have purchased" ads are ever present even after paying.
You can still sideload 3rd party Apps (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=190447
) from a variety of reputable alternative Android App stores, just like the original Fire (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=158213
Plus, sideloading your own movies and music onto the Fire HD is as simple as hooking up a USB cable (http://www.suntimes.com/technology/i...-own-kind.html
I admit the ads may be a little annoying but with enough user complaints maybe Amazon will do away with them or make them less prevalent through future updates.