I wanted to add some offline utility to my Kindle, so I went looking in Amazon's app store - unfortunately, because the Kindle Fire is so proprietary, it requires some risky tweaking to access Google's Play Store. I was looking mainly for business productivity software, but also sought out a few games. Here's what I came up with.
So, it's sort of a mixed bag, but any boost to my Kindle's utility is welcome. None of my textbooks for this term are available on Kindle, but a couple of my readings about the Dhofar Rebellion are on it, which gives me something to read. I also have Clausewitz and Machiavelli's Art of War, which are evergreen resources in this line of study - particularly Clausewitz.
Apparently Amazon has stopped selling the first generation Kindle Fire altogether. I'm still pleased with mine overall, but as much as I want to savor the time in Aberdeen, one of the few silver linings of heading home at the end of the year will be regaining the ability to use my Kindle on my home network, without worrying about proxy support.