Kindle?

  • yogadudeSEATT...

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    Dec 05, 2011 10:37 PM GMT
    I am thinking about getting a Kindle. Any advice on which one to get, guys?
  • FredMG

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    Dec 06, 2011 12:59 AM GMT
    Yep: Kindle.app for iPad, iPhone. icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 06, 2011 1:00 AM GMT
    Kindle Fire? If so, yes, it's well worth the $200.
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    Dec 06, 2011 1:03 AM GMT
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    credo saidKindle Fire? If so, yes, it's well worth the $200.

    I so want.
    You gotta new job.. go get one and quit yer whining! icon_wink.gificon_wink.gificon_lol.gif
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    Dec 06, 2011 1:16 AM GMT
    jpBITCHva said
    credo saidKindle Fire? If so, yes, it's well worth the $200.

    I so want.


    You'll love it.
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    Dec 06, 2011 1:18 AM GMT
    I have had the original Kindle for over a year now and really like it. I just got a new Kindle Fire this weekend for a Christmas gift and love it!

    If you are looking to download music and movies as well as books the Fire is the one to get. There are a lot of great apps on it and you can connect to the internet with it.
  • mattnz

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    Dec 06, 2011 1:23 AM GMT
    yogadudeSEATTLE saidI am thinking about getting a Kindle. Any advice on which one to get, guys?


    I've had the Kindle Touch (with "Special Offers") for a couple weeks/3 books and I'm really enjoying it. It's my first Kindle (or any kind of e-reader) and I've even re-purchased a kindle version of an unread book I already had in paperback.

    I would go with one of the epaper readers over the fire because you can read outside in the sun, it's lighter and the battery lasts for an amazingly long time.

    If you wanted the apps etc I would probably skip the fire and go for an ipad.
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    Dec 06, 2011 1:28 AM GMT
    $200 for the Fire vs. $500 - $830 for an iPad. The Fire has everything most casual users could possibly want. It's essentially an iPad light, and it's selling by the millions, so Amazon is doing something right.
  • vintovka

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    Dec 06, 2011 1:37 AM GMT
    I have the regular (type) kindle 3g/wifi and I love it--portable and it does not hurt my eyes to read on it (as opposed to the computer screen)
  • scothman

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    Dec 06, 2011 2:03 AM GMT
    Just get an Android based Tablet. They have everything the Kindle has and more. If you are going to spend the money, might as well spend a bit more and grab something much better.
  • groundcombat

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    Dec 06, 2011 2:05 AM GMT
    If you're planning on doing extensive reading, I recommend the Kindle Keyboard. For heavy reading you want to stay away from backlit screens as your eyes will get tired much faster.

    If reading is not the backbone of what you plan to do, the Fire is hands down the way to go.
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    Dec 06, 2011 2:10 AM GMT
    I have the Kindle Keyboard and LOVE it, I also have the Nook Simple Touch. You can't compare the Kindle/Nook to the Fire or iPad they're not even the same. The whole point of an ebook reader is the eink screen as it looks like paper, is super easy on the eyes, works outdoors etc. I could never read more than 10 minutes on an iPad without getting a headache. I'd go for the Kindle Touch for sure, but check the Nook Simple Touch, it uses ePub so you can get books from the library or downloaded ones. The kindle only works with Amazon books or you have to convert them but I still love it. One thing I tell everyone is check the stores online if you plan on buying books. Search for some books you might like on the amazon store, the barnes and noble store etc and compare pricing. I find amazon has the best selection and lowest prices.
  • Enigma92

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    Dec 06, 2011 3:10 AM GMT
    yogadudeSEATTLE saidI am thinking about getting a Kindle. Any advice on which one to get, guys?


    I have the kindle 3 with keyboard and wifi i love it it work great! I cracked the screen amazon replaced it next day with a brand new one for free. It lasts forever on the battery. I would go with this unless u want it to do more... icon_idea.gif
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    Dec 06, 2011 3:17 AM GMT
    I have the 3G Qwerty Kindle and prefer it better than the new one version.
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    Dec 06, 2011 3:39 AM GMT
    $200 for a Kindle Fire is a deal. But only if you heavily utilize Amazon's services..
    - Kindle books
    - Prime Instant Video
    - MP3 cloud player
    - Android app store

    If you're just a casual reader or only plan to read e-books, get then cheaper Kindle. The e-ink is easier on the eyes for long reading sessions, and the battery lasts longer.

    Best Buy and Target sell all the Kindle models. You can play around with them to see which one you like. Then buy it there or buy direct from Amazon.
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    Dec 06, 2011 3:48 AM GMT
    since playbooks are now the same price as kindle and do a hell of a lot more id rather go for that.
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    Dec 06, 2011 3:58 AM GMT
    I think its a good deal. I have an IPad, IPhone, Itouch, etc and love them all. But for the price, the KindleFire is a great deal.
  • starboard5

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    Dec 06, 2011 4:28 AM GMT
    Just got the new Kindle Touch and wasn't initially impressed. I think my expectations were too high. It's growing on me. I'm looking forward to using it for local library books, something new for the Kindle, I believe. Also, if you subscribe to Amazon Prime ($79 a year) you have access to their own lending library of over 5,000 titles. Kind of wish I'd gone ahead and gotten the Fire, but it seemed like overkill.
  • aj101

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    Dec 06, 2011 8:20 AM GMT
    I also just got an android based tablet, it really is amazing. Its the HP tablet, and with the kindle ap it can do everything a kindle can plus more.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Dec 06, 2011 8:53 AM GMT
    I won a Fire at a charity event and gave it to my niece. I think I want it back--just kidding.
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    Dec 06, 2011 9:30 AM GMT
    The first few months I was buying too many books with just the push of a button so I had to put it down, but it's great nonetheless.

    Now I use it mostly to put on pdf's of textbooks for classes, makes it easier to research. Takes up far less space than all that reading material.

    It'll never replace the feel of a book in my hands though....
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    Dec 06, 2011 9:32 AM GMT
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    Dec 06, 2011 2:37 PM GMT
    Kindle fire is for parents who buy the wrong things. If u want a tablet u might as well u know...get a real tablet

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    Yes they are both phones and they all serve for basic phone functions...but seriously get yourself a proper smartphone.
  • disasterpiece

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    Dec 06, 2011 5:08 PM GMT
    Try to get the one with the skateboarding purple rabbit ! icon_biggrin.gif



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    Oh, I totally misread that.



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    Dec 06, 2011 5:21 PM GMT
    You can't compare Kindle Fire/iPad to a Nook or Kindle eBook reader. It's like wanting a device for watching DVDs and comparing a 50" LCD TV with DVD player to a smart phone that is able to play videos. They also do two different tasks. Sure you could read on the Fire or iPad but that's not their main purpose, they just support that as well. An ebook reader is designed for one thing and that's reading books. I have an iPad, Nook Touch and Kindle Keyboard (long story) but I could never read a book on the iPad.