The i Pad has a very similar mode that seems to be compatible with more sites, but offers no color or font customizations.
Music You can use Amazon's Cloud Player on both tablets, and the i Pad obviously has access to i Tunes as well.
This mode works perfectly on some pages, but even on pages where the mode was available, it pages didn't always format as they should and most of the article could be missing.
Web browsing Safari, especially with i OS 6, is the best best browser on the i Pad.
By default, the Fire HD uses Amazon's Silk browser.
The following is an attempt to make that choice a bit easier.
With the i Pad being the "everything" tablet in this comparison, I'll focus on comparing the two in categories both tablets are capable of, while also pointing out the strengths of each.
Amazon Cloud Player allows users to stream music from their cloud library without having to actually download songs to their devices.
Both tablets have access to streaming-music services like Pandora and Spotify as well. As forcefully as the i Pad's single speaker belted out sound, the tablet is ultimately outshone by the Fire HD, which delivered smooth, loud sound with appropriately equalized bass and treble.
However, 4G versions of the i Pad (starting at 9) will obviously allow you to stream much farther, since the 7-inch Fire HD has no cellular component.
A 4G LTE 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD will launch on November 20 starting at 9.
From a speed perspective, Amazon's browser comes up short.
Silk on the Fire HD is sometimes even slower than on the original Fire, and usually a couple of seconds behind the i Pad when loading the same page.
Safari also has a more streamlined design: bookmarks and history are easily accesible and reading list can be a very useful feature.