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Kindle Fire for my birthday

Discussion in 'Archive: Phones & Handheld Devices' started by DaveA, Dec 15, 2011.

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  1. DaveA

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    Well the wife, did get me a Kindle Fire as I have had on my Christmas Wish List, but got it on my birthday instead.

    Nice toy, but I need to spend some time with it. I have a class to teach this morning, then I will be able to really dig into it.

    OH, by the way, the wife mistakenly ordered two of them, so she just will have to keep the second one :D :rolleyes:
     
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    We are all happy for you ;) :p
     
  3. Jamkas

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    Happy Belated Birthday! Congratulations on the Kindle Fire.

    I picked one up a few weeks ago and I'd like to give it a pretty good review, but I'll be waiting for the next update which will get rid of a lot of the performance issues that you may not notice.

    It was released on Wednesday the 21st.
     
  4. DaveA

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    Yes, we got the update last night.

    So, far we are real pleased with the machines and OS.
    We have watched a few of the movie "trailers" but no full movies. I am not into watching a moving on a small screen. The music sounds are very clear, but need to get some earphone to give them a try.

    The email is working as needed and the web pages are as good as one could expect on such a small screen.

    There needs to be some "arrow keys" so one does not have to backup and retype everything.

    We are still learning, but over all it is a good purchase.
     
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    You could send the 2nd one to me for Christmas!
     
  6. DaveA

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    NO, you will have a big fight with the wife, as she just got a $50.00 gift card at Kindle for her use. She is really adapting to it and is finding all kinds of new books.
     
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    Bought a Kindle last Christmas for my wife and she is addicted to it. I was thinking about getting her the FIRE but I felt it was just to limited in features. No SD card slot. Doesn't run Honeycomb. And I believe it doesnt' have access to the Android Market.
     
  8. DaveA

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    Yes, there are some of the "Android" products will not run on the Fire, but new versions of some of these programs are appearing.

    The use of the Cloud instead of a SD and I do not know anything about or what Honeycomb is.
     
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