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Initial post: 18 Apr 2014 16:00:01 BDT
im a newby to kindles and tablets ,and I don't know which way to jump iv read so many reviews ...
which is best please.? I want to read books but also play a few basic games mainly solitaire etc.

Posted on 18 Apr 2014 16:26:59 BDT
Last edited by the author on 21 Apr 2014 16:08:55 BDT
If you only want to read books then the Kindle PaperWhite is a good option, but as you say you want to play a few games, you'd be better with a Kindle Fire/HD/HDX. The thing is, the Fires will allow you to play games and access the net, but you won't be able to read books in the sunlight and they need charging much more frequently than the e-readers. (Every day or so as opposed to after a month or more.) So it's really up to you, I'm afraid. I'd go to youtube and look at a few reviews before deciding. You should also explore the various Kindles hands-on at a range of shops, to see which appeal, before buying.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Apr 2014 08:49:47 BDT
thanks for the help

Posted on 19 Apr 2014 12:20:35 BDT
Last edited by the author on 19 Apr 2014 12:36:30 BDT
K. A. Newton says:
When Deidre says you can't read books in the sunlight what she means it reflection causes it. Like a ATM screen that the sun shines directly on. In a shady spot outside where the sun is not shining directly on the screen you can read on a Fire but the Kindle Basic and the Paperwhite don't have reflection problems because they are not back lit.

George, you can buy thousands of books (and get a lot free) and just have a few of them - say 50 on your device. Once you have bought the book and you later buy another Kindle device you can download the books for FREE to the second device. So if you have a partner you and your partner can have a Kindle device each and just pay once for a book provided both devices are registered to the same account. Both Kindle devices would have access to your Amazon account so in this case don't share with a friend as the account is attached to your bank account.

If your partner has their own Amazon account and their Kindle was registered to their own account then you cannot share or lend e-books to each other. To share an e-book the Kindle devices HAVE TO BE REGISTERED TO THE SAME AMAZON ACCOUNT.

The Kindle Basic £59 has no lights. You need daylight or household light or a book mark with a light fitted. Some cases have lights fitted - I prefer a flexible book mark that the top third bends forward to put light on the screen. When you look at the Kindle Basic with its greyish screen next to a lit up Paperwhite it does look like a second class reader but it has its own advantages. It operates by buttons and you turn pages by touching a long slim button on the side. In fact the slim buttons are repeated on the other side in case your are left handed.

The Paperwhites have lights embedded inbetween layers of screen glass so you can read in bed etc. without the room lighting up from a Kindle Fire and disturbing someone else. You can also read the Paperwhite outside as there is no reflection problem. The little lights can be turned down low.

Neither of the above have audio. If you like audio books you can get those at reasonable prices from Audible (also owned by Amazon) but you'd need a Kindle Fire to listen to them.

The Kindle Fire I find wonderful. I can read on it (allowing for reflection of course) listen to my music downloaded on to it or whilst connected to WiFi listen to my music stored in my Amazon music cloud), watch TV, listen to my audio books downloaded from Audible (the ones I have stored in a library at Audible are there if I wanted to listen to one of those). AND because I am on Amazon Prime I get movies and tv series for free - though they do seem to drop some off the free list and put others on without warning. I watched Blue Murder - all the different series, went back the next week and they weren't free any more.

With Amazon once you buy an e-book, downloaded music, audio books from Audible unless you delete the items from your clouds you can redownload them anytime for FREE. You can delete an item from your device to make room for others and then change your mind.

If your partner decides she/he wants to have their own Kindle their Kindle can be registered to the same account as your Kindle device and you can share books ie., Buy a book once and then download it free to the other Kindle device.

Your Kindle device remembers where you are up to in a book very well except when your partner decided to read the same book on their Kindle. You can switch off SYNCH so that each of any Kindle devices registered to the same account don't continually get updated on the one book more than one reader is reading. You have SYNCH on if you as a solo owner have two or more Kindle devices and you can read the same book on all of them by connecting to WiFi each time you read so the device in your hand is brought up to date as to where you were up to in a book on your other device.

If your income allows you could buy a Kindle Basic (Books only) and then later a Kindle Fire.

If you want to read NOW you don't even need to buy a Kindle device - You can download Kindle for PC or Kindle for Mac etc., etc., for free right now. Off Amazon buy a book or get a free book off and it will be downloaded to your Kindle for PC. You can then read the book OFF LINE on your computer.

When you buy a ebook off Amazon it goes on to one of your devices or Kindle for Pc app - it also goes into your Archive. You only lose the book forever if you delete from your archive. Downloading books you have bought or got free from the Archive costs you NOTHING.

Sometimes I set the computer on the coffee table and use my mouse to turn pages at a distance while I sit back on the settee and read the screen. On Kindle for PC etc., you use the whole screen and can enlarge the text. You don't have to sit at a desk or table with the laptop or computer in front of you. Sadly backlit computer and laptop screens can suffer from reflection just like the Kindle Fires and remember the old TV you had to part close the curtains to stop the sunlight spoiling your view.

Hope this all helps you a little.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Apr 2014 14:20:22 BDT
What a brilliant explanation of the Kindle family K. A. Newton.
Above is very helpful to many 'would be' buyers.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Apr 2014 12:39:36 BDT
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