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Initial post: 3 Jul 2014 15:00:54 BDT
Can you go online with this; ie Google etc

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jul 2014 15:12:37 BDT
CBRetriever says:
with what? There are many types of kindles and some do it easily and for some it's only if you're desperate because they're a pain to use to surf the web

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jul 2014 15:18:42 BDT
ChrisJ says:
To go on line you need to sort out two things:
A device: Which one are you thinking of? There are many types of Kindles...
Connectivity to the Internet: How are you going to provide that? 3G / 4G via a SIM card? 3G / 4G via a MiFi device? 3G / 4G via a Smartphone providing a WiFi hotspot? Your own broadband router providing a WiFi hotspot? Your work's network? Free WiFi at various places around town?

Once you have those two sorted, then you can go online.
Some devices work better with some of those network options. Some don't work at all with others!

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jul 2014 17:49:12 BDT
I am thinking of getting Kindle Fire HD; I have got a Kindle Reader and I know they are nearly impossible to go online with !!

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jul 2014 17:51:33 BDT
I am thinking of getting the Kindle Fire HD 16 GB

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jul 2014 18:09:54 BDT
Denis Powell says:
Then, yes you can go online with a Kindle Fire. The Silk browser is quite good. Don't forget that the 16GB version only gives you 12 GB of space for your personal use. That can be very quickly used up if you have movies, tv programmes and lots of music on it, or if you play games like Minecraft. Before you buy it do a little research to ensure that 12 GB will be enough. You can't add additional physical storage at a later date.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jul 2014 18:28:02 BDT
I am not that interested in downloading movies,music; basically when on holiday,being able to watch BBC i player etc;surf the net etc.I have had a Kindle 3G reader for 3 years,so I hope I can transfer my books from that to my Kindle Fire,if I get one,then sell my Kindle 3 G.Does that make sense ??!!

Posted on 3 Jul 2014 18:40:55 BDT
1) When abroad on holiday you will not be able to watch steamed TV shows.

2) When on holiday if you are in bright sunshine you will not be able to use the device at all since all you will see is the bright sunshine reflected on the screen.

I think you would so better to stick with your existing Kindle eReader to enjoy books and possibly wander into <gaps> PC World or somewhere and look at tablets and see what they can and can't do.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jul 2014 19:00:54 BDT
Denis Powell says:
I would endorse everything Combat Wombat says.

The Fire is a great device in many respects but I certainly wouldn't consider it a replacement for an e-reader, especially if you want to use it on holiday in direct sunlight. If you turn the brightness up to maximum it will be a little better but that will drain the battery quite quickly. Many people report that they find reading on a back-lit device like a tablet (which the Fire is) can cause eye strain. I certainly find my eyes feel tired after quite a short time.

Buy one by all means but don't sell your existing ereader if you enjoy reading.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jul 2014 19:10:27 BDT
Thanks for your info; I don't want watch streamed programmes on TV; just be able to watch stuff live in the caravan; whilst my partner is watching Neighbours/Eastenders and all that rubbish !!

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jul 2014 19:11:50 BDT
Thanks, I would not watch it out in the Sun; just in the caravan

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jul 2014 19:37:16 BDT
Thanks Dennis, I like your advice

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jul 2014 19:38:12 BDT
Denis Powell says:
Do you have WiFi in your Caravan? How fast is the download speed?

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jul 2014 19:38:28 BDT
CBRetriever says:
I travel with a Kindle Touch and a Kindle Fire HD (to check mail, news, weather, various forums, etc) and it works just fine

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jul 2014 22:51:48 BDT
I usually have to go over to the club room; not sure what the download speed is

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jul 2014 22:52:21 BDT
Thanks CB

Posted on 4 Jul 2014 00:30:34 BDT
ChrisJ says:
You wont be able to watch BBC TV abroad. It is not licensed to do that.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jul 2014 05:16:35 BDT
CBRetriever says:
you can't even do that using a PC

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jul 2014 05:47:43 BDT
I only want to watch it in the UK, thanks

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jul 2014 05:50:21 BDT
Thanks CB

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jul 2014 06:02:49 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jul 2014 06:50:11 BDT
Denis Powell says:
You should check with the site operator as they may offer very limited access to the internet and speeds that would be too slow for TV or Movie streaming. It may be basic "surfing" only, due to the high bandwidth of TV and Movie streaming.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jul 2014 10:57:24 BDT
I am sorry if you think I am trying to wind you up; nothing was further from my mind. Bearing in mind that I am 73 and find some of these things confusing; I am OK with normal PCs though

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jul 2014 10:58:12 BDT
Thank you Dennis

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jul 2014 20:22:33 BDT
Thanks Dennis
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