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« on: January 15, 2013, 11:07:13 PM »

Going to buy me ma one for her birthday. Primarily she will want it for reading e books. Does the Kindle Fire have the same book reading properties as a normal Kindle?
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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2013, 05:01:20 AM »

I've got a kindle fire, me mams got a kindle from last year. The fire is pretty much a functional tablet at the fraction of the price. Both are good to read on, but the fire can get a lot more out of it than the old one.
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2013, 08:03:41 AM »

i looked at the kindle fire hd as an upgrade for my wife at christmas.
i ended up stumping more cash for the nexus 7 and put the kindle app on it.
wife absolutely loves it.
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2013, 09:37:58 AM »

What JT said. Kindle fire is halfway house between a kindle and a proper tablet.  I would say for books only normally kindle is perfect
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2013, 10:22:21 AM »

Buy real books, far more enjoyable.
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2013, 11:34:17 AM »

Buy real books, far more enjoyable.

Go to libraries books are free.

If you dont go to them councils have the excuse to shut them.

When they shut Libraries you then dont have the right to moan. 
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2013, 11:45:51 AM »

What JT said. Kindle fire is halfway house between a kindle and a proper tablet.  I would say for books only normally kindle is perfect

It is a proper tablet

Just because it doesnt have an apple logo on it, doesnt make it a fake

 
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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2013, 11:48:23 AM »

I use Middlesbrough library when I have some historical research to do, otherwise I prefer to buy my books and keep them. A house without books is an empty vessel.
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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2013, 12:37:29 PM »

What JT said. Kindle fire is halfway house between a kindle and a proper tablet.  I would say for books only normally kindle is perfect

It is a proper tablet

Just because it doesnt have an apple logo on it, doesnt make it a fake

 

what has apple got to do with it like.

the kindle fire has a watered down android os on it.
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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2013, 12:45:18 PM »

I use Middlesbrough library when I have some historical research to do, otherwise I prefer to buy my books and keep them. A house without books is an empty vessel.

Family tree?

Do they have a good section on the Croatian Royality?
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« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2013, 07:17:56 PM »

What JT said. Kindle fire is halfway house between a kindle and a proper tablet.  I would say for books only normally kindle is perfect

It is a proper tablet

Just because it doesnt have an apple logo on it, doesnt make it a fake

 

Wow wobbs, of all the things people on here have got wrong about me (usually delibirately) this is the very worst. You're talking to a man who flogged his iPad to get the Asus he is typing on right now. The man who can't stand the iPhone because it is dumbing down the high end smartphone market and holding back the ednlessly customizable Android.

What I meant was it's a locked down, properity GUI with an android back end. What is the point of having a massively customizable OS and then locking it down so you can only perform basic functions on it?
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« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2013, 07:39:28 PM »

Got myself a galaxy tab in the January sales from PC world for 149, I think thats about the same price as the kindle fire hd. I might get shot down in flames here but personally I think you'd be much better of buying the Galaxy tab. My PC rarely gets switched on now, especially since downloading flash & sopcast.
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« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2013, 08:50:58 PM »

Cheers

bought her the Kindle Paperwhite. Apparently the Kindle fire is ok for reading but the LCD screen and heaviness of it do not lend itself well to reading for long periods
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« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2013, 09:56:08 PM »

What JT said. Kindle fire is halfway house between a kindle and a proper tablet.  I would say for books only normally kindle is perfect

It is a proper tablet

Just because it doesnt have an apple logo on it, doesnt make it a fake

 

Sounds like you know your stuff like. 
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« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2013, 10:24:08 PM »

Buy real books, far more enjoyable.

Go to libraries books are free.

If you dont go to them councils have the excuse to shut them.

When they shut Libraries you then dont have the right to moan. 

Libraries are sooo 1900's, never been to one in my adult life and with the invention of the internet they are no longer required.
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« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2013, 11:51:05 PM »

Got myself a galaxy tab in the January sales from PC world for 149, I think thats about the same price as the kindle fire hd. I might get shot down in flames here but personally I think you'd be much better of buying the Galaxy tab. My PC rarely gets switched on now, especially since downloading flash & sopcast.

No shooting down in flames here. I owned an original galaxy tab and a tab 7.7 (think they are illegal in Europe!) both excellent devices. Having said what I said about watered down android I'll flip and say samsung do the very best job of putting the "touchwiz" wraper over Android tablets. For phones, I stillthink HTC Sense is a better wrapper than touchwiz
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« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2013, 12:02:13 AM »

Any shit that the manufacturers put on is always bloaty shit.  Once upon a time HTC mail widgets were worth it but Sense has been shit for ages.

Vanilla thanks  :woodenspoon:
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« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2013, 12:05:34 AM »

I prefer to buy my books and keep them. A house without books is an empty vessel.

Not wishing to agree again but Capio is correct...FACT 
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« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2013, 12:08:34 AM »

I prefer to buy my books and keep them. A house without books is an empty vessel.

Not wishing to agree again but Capio is correct...FACT 

ron, knitting patterns don't count :boycott:
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« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2013, 12:11:43 AM »

Nor recipe books ron...
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« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2013, 12:18:40 AM »

Do Mr.Men books count.
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