Info on the Kindle Fire......
Posted by JessicaLee (+153) 10 years ago
I am looking at purchasing a Kindle Fire very soon and Im interested in hearing anyones opinions (good and bad) on it. Im interested in it because of the ability to still get the books, magazines etc but also netflix, game apps and music. Plus the price is amazing compared to alot of different tablets. Any info or opinions appreciated.
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Posted by Keri Kraus (+16) 10 years ago
I absolutely love mine! I'm not real tech smart, but my kindle fire does everything I need it to! And the price is perfect!
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Posted by JessicaLee (+153) 10 years ago
Do you play alot of games on yours? Im also curious about the game app selections....is there alot of selections or is it pretty limited??? Also with music is it similar to a mp3 or ipod where you can download alot of choices or is that limited as well???
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Posted by Jeri Dalbec (+3271) 10 years ago
Well...I got one at Christmas time and so far have not gotten past various applications of "Angry Birds"! Everyone in the family loves the "Fire"!
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Posted by Keri Kraus (+16) 10 years ago
I have a lot of games on mine -I think the selection of games is good. Lots of free ones. I have an iPod, so don't have a lot of music on my Kindle, but the ones I have sound pretty good. I take mine to my kids' ball games to pass time during half time! I think the choice of books is really good too!
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Posted by Pam Buford (+29) 10 years ago
Your going to love it. You can read, search the web, watch movies, Listen to music, and so much more.

[This message has been edited by Pam Buford (2/8/2012)]
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Posted by JessicaLee (+153) 10 years ago
One last question, does the fire have the whisper net just like the original kindle???
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Posted by JessicaLee (+153) 10 years ago
Also a Big THANK YOU to you guys for taking your time to give me some info.
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3710) 10 years ago
There's a couple things you should know if you're going from an e-ink kindle to the fire.

1) the battery life will be much worse, more in line with a smartphone. You will need to plug it in every night
2) it will be harder to read in bright light. You won't be able to read it outdoors nearly as well as an e-ink kindle and it is not as easy on the eyes. On the upside, you can read it at night without a lamp, assuming that your battery hasn't died.

Yes, whispersync will work with the fire just like any other kindle device, but it also works with the kindle app on android or apple tablets and phones.

As a tablet it's just okay, kind of sluggish but perfectly serviceable and very good for the price. There are rumors of better tablets coming out in in the same price range later this year though.

Asus Memo 370T changes the game by offering four cores for the price of two

This is a 7" quad-core tablet with a camera and a memory card slot (both of which the Fire lacks) and a gig of RAM with a price tag of $250. Assuming that this comes out as predicted, it's far more powerful than the fire (in fact it's more powerful than the ipad 2) and it will have "real" android and the "real" app store instead of Amazon's modified version, which you may consider a good or a bad thing.

Here's a good review of the Kindle Fire.

Kindle Fire review | The Verge

[This message has been edited by Levi Forman (2/8/2012)]
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Posted by Sarah Peterson (+372) 10 years ago
I'm really happy with our Fire. The battery lasts a lot longer if, when you're just reading, you turn off the Wi-Fi. Some games do require the Wi-Fi to be on. I actually haven't downloaded any TV or movies yet (which was the original purchase idea for my husband), but I did't realize that when I registered the Fire, all of my Kindle 2 books immediately transfered. That was cool.
I am not ready to commit to an IPad's cost, and the Fire does just what I need it to do. My kids love Angry Birds and the crocodile in the shower game, which were both free.
The free games are usually ad-supported, but I've found that the ads are very small and don't detract from the game image.
As in another post, reading in sunlight isn't as great as previous Kindles, but I use it more in low light anyway.
I dig it. Well worth the purchase.
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Posted by JessicaLee (+153) 10 years ago
Thanks guys, I also am not willing to pay ipad costs....I recently got both a apple ipod and a 8gb apple ipod touch and i do not like the ipod touch at all....most free games wont download and I could continue complaining. My only issue with the original ipod is songs are expensive. 1.29 per song and because its a apple it will not allow me to put music on it period unless i go thru itunes. Have tried many times. The Fire seems like it will be perfect for me...at least for my first tablet. I viewed a few cheaper samsung tablets but seems the fire is just as good and less expensive. Thanks everyone for your input.
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Posted by SeptyTwo (+679) 10 years ago
Actually Levi, the battery life is better than that.

I used mine (recently purchased) to watch a two hour movie on the airplane, read a couple of hours on it in the motel room along with surfing the net with WIFI in the room. My battery indicator still stands at HALF FULL.

Before leaving I left the the thing on for a couple of days... while using it to sporadically (sp?) surf the net, read a couple of books, let the kids use it, and the battery held up with all that.

I like it though. Lots of books to have at your fingertips, and although you have to jump through a few hoops to get a DVD Digital Copy onto it, it played the movie right on. It only does WIFI so that can be a limitation, and of course there are a few things here and there that it DOESN'T do. But for the price, it is what it is, and it's a lot more than what you would think for something that is WAY cheaper than an Ipad.

Just my opinion, hope it helps.
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3710) 10 years ago
That's good for a tablet but the e-ink kindles can go a couple weeks on a single charge.
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