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Loving my Kindle Fire!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by grant sarver, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. grant sarver

    grant sarver Well-Known Member

    Got it for Christmas. No disappointment here. Watching some of the commercials for the old Kindle, I realize that I never read in the sun! I read in bed! Backlit works for me. I read less nowadays and I'm starting to realize that I have to hold a book too close. Being able to hold the Kindle at a more comfortable distance and just enlarging the text allows me to read wayyyy too late!

    I hear there are some complaints, but I think too many people are expecting way too much. They expect it to be an iPad Jr. Fact is; it's a reader first and is able to do a bunch of other stuff OK.

    Then there are those complaining about accessibility. But it's not really a Kindle, it's just an Android devise running the Kindle App.

    Filled my expectations.
  2. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Bought my mom the Kobo Vox. Pretty cool device. The getjar store is weak.
    My mom just wants it for books.

    I can't find the power cord for my Nook Color ... so I can't play with that.
  3. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    Can't wait for the Kindle Fire to be released in the UK... me want!
  4. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Unless its changed, the Kindle Fire only allows you to use the Kindle ereader app which doesn't support any other format but the ones you can buy from their store.

    I prefer Aldiko (And Kobo as a secondary ereader) as they allow you to use .epub and .mobi which is supported by most platforms (Except ones where proprietary formats are the only allowed, like the Kindle).

    For the price, its a great tablet, but if you watch online you can often get older (decent) tablets that are comparable for about the same price, or new ones for a bit more but with more to offer hardware wise.
  5. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    According to the blurb, the Fire supports most extension types - Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, WAV, MP4, VP8.

    Mobi would be of the most interest to me as that's the format most of my ebooks on my current Kindle are saved as :D
  6. grant sarver

    grant sarver Well-Known Member

    That was part of my point; it's no longer proprietary, the Fire is just an Android.
  7. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    They're not an official android device (They don't get the Market for example).
  8. grant sarver

    grant sarver Well-Known Member

    True enough, but it does open it up to other apps and readers. The original had no appability.
  9. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    The Fire wasn't suppose to have the ability either originally, but I think they changed it during or after the original release.

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