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    Question Kindle Fire


    Anyone own one or know about their capability. I know it's WiFi and not G3 which is why I am considering it so I don't have to also pay monthly for a digital data plan. I'm interested in know how versatile the web browser is for general web browsing and things like Facebook. Its for my 10yo kid.

    Personal user feedback is most valuable.

    Thank you in advance!


  2. the kindle fire is the best value in hardware for the price, but the web browser speed is iffy and the way they lock down the android system only makes it worthwhile if you install things from outside of amazon's control on it. Since they limit your app market, you have to use a bit more arcane tricks to load things.

    But i'm getting one for my 15 year old for christmas
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    Thank you sir!

  4. I heard it got some pretty nasty reviews regarding glitches and such.
    My mom has the Nook color, and plugged some sd card into it that turns it into a tablet. I have played with it and am very impressed.
    No personal experience with the Fire though sorry.
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  5. Quote Originally Posted by Heat Miser
    Thank you sir!
    if you get one and want some help to install minimally the regular marketplace let me know
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  6. I am going to say this typing from my iPad... Lol. I've played with my neighbors fire and liked it well enough. For the price and considering its for a 10 y/o I'd say it's pretty much a no brainier. I sure as hell ain't giving my 10 year old an expensive azz iPad lol
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by CopyCat View Post
    I am going to say this typing from my iPad... Lol. I've played with my neighbors fire and liked it well enough. For the price and considering its for a 10 y/o I'd say it's pretty much a no brainier. I sure as hell ain't giving my 10 year old an expensive azz iPad lol
    Ipad mini should be coming out next year to compete with these smaller products out now.
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  8. Quote Originally Posted by ax1

    Ipad mini should be coming out next year to compete with these smaller products out now.
    IMO apple makes far superior products (as I type this on my iPad). When the time comes for my daughter toned a tablet, it will no doubt be an iPad.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by AE14 View Post
    IMO apple makes far superior products (as I type this on my iPad). When the time comes for my daughter toned a tablet, it will no doubt be an iPad.
    I finally picked up a iphone, I cannot believe how useful this is.

    When I go shopping I can use the camera to scan the barcode with a Amazon app to instantly bring up item reviews and online prices.

    I may get that mini when it comes out. Also cant wait for the iphone 5 to come out, my wife has a 4S, I settled with a 3GS that I bought online (and runs IOS5 and works very well) due to the fact that I want my upgrade option to be open when the Iphone 5 comes out.
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  10. i think is its 2 gig with cloud storage for the rest. (but only things you buy from amazon) seems like a nice idea, but i am waiting for v2 of it i think
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    This is a $200 piece of hardware that more than fills the social and entertainment needs of my 10yo daughter. When I invest in a piece of equipment for her academics it will certainly be a much more versatile product with a price comensurate.

    I handled the Kindle Fire last night. Sweet piece of equipment. The tech relieve my concerns regarding our application needs. It will most likely be purchased.

  12. Quote Originally Posted by Heat Miser View Post
    This is a $200 piece of hardware that more than fills the social and entertainment needs of my 10yo daughter. When I invest in a piece of equipment for her academics it will certainly be a much more versatile product with a price comensurate.

    I handled the Kindle Fire last night. Sweet piece of equipment. The tech relieve my concerns regarding our application needs. It will most likely be purchased.
    Your little girl will be very happy come Christmas time. As an aside, the iPad can be purchased without the 3G capabilities as well. Usually comes at a lower cost.
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  13. Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns

    Your little girl will be very happy come Christmas time. As an aside, the iPad can be purchased without the 3G capabilities as well. Usually comes at a lower cost.
    But not a price tag of 200 bucks. More like double that
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    Just got back from a lunch break Best Buy run. They tell me that the entire state of Arizona may be out of stock on them. I am hoping he was implying Best Buy and not all retailers.

  15. Quote Originally Posted by CopyCat View Post
    But not a price tag of 200 bucks. More like double that
    Kindle Fire is subsidized, Im not positive but they either make very little or possible lose money with every unit. The goal here is to make money off ebooks and software. Kindle Fire truly is a good deal but its harder to hack compared to the Nook ($250) which offers external memory slot (another advantage, memory is always good).

    8GB goes quick, without a additional memory slot...although it should be fine for most people if your not going to be putting movies on the system.
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  16. This is a sick deal, worth looking into....includes 4G data capabilities and a mega 32GB hard drive. 1.5Ghz processor with 1GB Ram = $239, no tax (in most states) and free shipping.

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  17. i believe they lose a buck or two with each one they sell, if I remember correctly.

  18. Quote Originally Posted by ax1

    Kindle Fire is subsidized, Im not positive but they either make very little or possible lose money with every unit. The goal here is to make money off ebooks and software. Kindle Fire truly is a good deal but its harder to hack compared to the Nook ($250) which offers external memory slot (another advantage, memory is always good).

    8GB goes quick, without a additional memory slot...although it should be fine for most people if your not going to be putting movies on the system.
    You can put Ubuntu lite (Linux distro) on both the nook and fire now.
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  19. rooting them will be a pain with the new update Amazon is sending out at least it will be harder than just the one click one that you can use now. at least the upgrade makes everything run better

  20. Quote Originally Posted by Heat Miser
    Just got back from a lunch break Best Buy run. They tell me that the entire state of Arizona may be out of stock on them. I am hoping he was implying Best Buy and not all retailers.
    Try Walmart

  21. Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL

    Try Walmart
    Or order online maybe
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    Yep, Walmart it is - in stock!

  23. Quote Originally Posted by CopyCat View Post
    But not a price tag of 200 bucks. More like double that
    Yep, just pointing that out for future references. Though if you look around you can probably get a pretty good deal on any ipad 1's that may still be out and about. The 16gb were running for around 300 or so a few months back when the 2's were hot.
    Quote Originally Posted by CopyCat View Post
    Or order online maybe
    Amazon. My number one store of choice.

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    Thanks for all your support and feedback. I went on-line at Walmart and it was ready for pick-up in my store of choice with 4 hours.

    I am looking forward to using it myself. I really liked it. I can see how someone could get the tablet buzz real easy with these things.

    Thanks again.

    Merry Christmas!
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    Quick update.

    Upgraded my LAN router to a WiFi/LAN router and set-up security.

    Turned on the Kindle Fire. Good to go right out of the box.

    Instant active web browsing - FaceBook, Anabolicminds, Google...etc.

    Amazon registration was skipped and will need to be fulfilled in order to access their site for downloads of books, music, videos, etc.

    FYI, Amazon has worked out a deal with the public libraries for free downloads of library e-books.

    Sleek and sweet piece of hardware.

    Santa did good this year

  26. Good to hear, I was playing around with it at the store the other day its really a nice unit.
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  27. Glad to hear it hm. I hear there is a software update coming too, which is typically a good thing.

  28. picked up one for my daughter today, should be fun
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    Quote Originally Posted by AE14 View Post
    Glad to hear it hm. I hear there is a software update coming too, which is typically a good thing.
    You are correct. Kindle Software Update Version 6.2.1

    Before I repackaged and wrapped it I did not look to see the current version on the unit. We'll see when Dad gets to play with it.
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