Is the new Amazon Kindle Fire worth the price?

Question by Johan: Is the new Amazon Kindle Fire worth the price?
All I’m looking for is something I can browse the net with, watch video, and take with me when to travel so I can still send email and stuff(don’t need an Ipad). Would the new kindle fire be good for its pretty cheap price or too buggy/not good enough to be worth it? Or should I get an HP Touchpad at the $ 230 or so they go for on ebay? Or should I look elsewhere?

Best answer:

Answer by Coolio
Hi, Johan, before you think of getting a Kindle Fire, here’s some limitations of it that you need to consider:
– Kindle Fire doesn’t have microSD slot that, for example, Nook Color has thus it is stuck with 6 GB usable internal storage unlike Nook Color that can get up to 32 GB card in. Kindles are made to make sure you’re tied up to Amazon’s storage on the web (for which you need Wi-Fi connection to get to) and you can only store content you get from Amazon there, not other files. Quoting Amazon on Kindle Fire: “Free cloud storage for all Amazon content”. Get it, Amazon content?
– The stats of how long the battery can last (Kindle Fire theory is 7.5 hours) are taken with Wi-Fi off. It will last only about 3 hours if you use it to access content from their Cloud storage over Wi-Fi.
– Amazon can spy on your web activity through their new cloud-integrated web browser of Kindle Fire.
– VERY IMPORTANT – lack of microSD slot means that if you decide to root your Kindle Fire, you’ll have to root the actual device thus there will be no coming back. On Nook Color, you can make it boot from a “rooted” microSD card and if you want to get back to the original Nook you can just take out the card and reboot.
– Kindle Fire doesn’t have a camera.
– Kindle Fire has about 70% less usable screen area than iPad 2.
– Kindle doesn’t support eBooks in ePub format that is the most used format in the world.
– Kindle app store contains only Amazon approved apps and it does not include (and will not include) Netflix app that iPad has and Nook Color is getting thus again you’re stuck with Amazon content only.
– Amazon confirmed that you cannot download/stream anything to Kindle Fire when traveling outside US.
– Amazon says it will review every app in its Appstore for Fire compatibility, as part of an automated process. Rejected apps will include those that rely on a gyroscope, camera, WAN module, Bluetooth, microphone, GPS, or micro SD. Apps are also forbidden from using Google’s Mobile Services (and in-app billing), which, if included, will have to be “gracefully” removed. In terms of actual content, Amazon has outlawed all apps that change the tablet’s UI in any way (including theme- or wallpaper-based tools), as well as any that demand root access.
– I’d recommend waiting for Nook Color 2 that is rumored to be released by Barnes & Noble shortly.

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Q&A: Do you have to be a big Amazon user to enjoy the Kindle Fire HD/Gen 2?

Question by Whateverkyo: Do you have to be a big Amazon user to enjoy the Kindle Fire HD/Gen 2?
Just wondering, I heard the Kindle Fire HD or Gen 2 are best used for people that are big time users of Amazon. I hardly use Amazon I bought a couple games and some other stuff, but I haven’t used the site for much of anything more (I don’t use prime). Can I still enjoy the Kindle Fire without being so involved with Amazon, or should I go with the Nexus 7? Ipad is not an option, don’t have the money for that.

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Answer by Ryan
The advantages which are not related to Amazon are:
– Front facing HD camera for skype
– 1280*800 HD display
– Digital dolby audio
– Dual wifi antenna for faster downloads and streaming
– HDMI out

Amazon is basically the service provider, If already have an account, you are able to download apps, use the free cloud storage and stuff like that.

Comments on Kindle Fire HD vs Nexus 7, should be helpful:
http://www.amazon.com/review/R3884NBJNPT8TC/?_encoding=UTF8&ASIN=B0083PWAPW&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeID=&tag=afkagrw-20

Kindle Fire HD, sales page:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0083PWAPW/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0083PWAPW&linkCode=as2&tag=afkagra-20

Nexus 7 on the other hand is a tablet with google services and has an advantage in apps, processor and Jelly bean OS.

Nexus 7, price is tax included:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008M04V1E/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B008M04V1E&linkCode=as2&tag=afkagra-20

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survey site that gives you amazon gift codes?

Question by Karinakamichi: survey site that gives you amazon gift codes?
I’m wanting to save up for a DSI and I need a few free sites that you do surveys or review products to get amazon gift card codes sent directly to your email address. Does anyone know sites of such?

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Answer by 54together
I know of these sites, but they are all scams. If you fill in the surveys, you won’t get your gift codes, and your information would be sold to third parties. You will also get spam mail. You could end up into a lot of trouble. If you enter your credit card info in, your bank account may be compromised and you could be charged for nothing.
Don’t fill in the surveys and save up your money instead. It may be harder and it may take longer, but as long as you play it safe, that’s all that matters.

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You can download books from Amazon directly to a pandigital novel 6?

question of Andwea wet and cold : Can you download books from Amazon directly to a pandigital novel 6 I really want to buy this new pandigital 6 because it’s really cheap. It also has pretty good reviews. I just want to know if I buy books from Amazon and download them directly to pandigital like the Kindle app on the iPad, Andriod Tablet PC and the Kindle Best answer:.

Reply avapatch
No. The Kindle app will not work, because that is not an Android system.

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Is it safe to buy used things from amazon?

Question by Pavlos Aporito: Is it safe to buy used things from amazon?
i just want to buy an ipad 2 fro the amazon . 259 british pounds for the used one.. should i buy it or not? i mean what if the product has a problem ?

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Answer by BlueKoda
If the product has a problem, return it. That would be if the problem was not advertised. Amazon is very strict in their policies about situations like these.

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Which copy of the Origin of Species in the Amazon Kindle store is the full version?

Question by Keith.Murphy: Which copy of the Origin of Species in the Amazon Kindle store is the full version?
My son Stephen has taken an interest in evolution and I would like to get him a copy of the ebook for his iPad. But many of the reviews seem to be claiming that either the copies have been altered or are missing content.

Hope you can help
@Harriot,
I am an atheist madam. There is no evidence for god so I am not persuaded by the belief.

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Answer by Harriet
you are neither a professor or an atheist.

clumsy christian trolling is still lying .

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