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Let me get one thing straight - I have an iPad, used daily. I bought the Kindle Fire Hd primarily for reading, and as a mobile library, with immediate access to a book store, I cannot rate it highly enough for my purposes. On top of this I have access to my email, a place to show off my favourite photos, some useful apps, a bit of music and the opportunity to stream videos. This means when I am travelling, and away for periods of time in our camper I have everything I need, and don't have to take the IPad + kindle + chargers (I hate reading books on the IPad, the Kindle fire hd with its cover still feels like a regular book). I love having colour, the book covers are so much more inviting, and magazines are brought to life. On top of all this I can keep in touch with my cousins in America via Skype.
I can only think that many who are very dissatisfied did not read the pre release reviews, which gave information which might have saved them from disappointment. The Kindle Fire Hd 32gb is £199, WELL below the price of an IPad, or similar, and in my view is fantastic value for money.
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Initial post: 27 Oct 2012 10:14:30 BDT
Nice to see someone giving a balanced review on the Ipad versus Kindle Fire. Good and helpful comments!
In reply to an earlier post on 28 Oct 2012 23:10:29 GMT
i would like one of these or the kindle keyboard ? can you use the kindle fire in the sunlight / daylight
Posted on 29 Oct 2012 13:51:25 GMT
sorry if i sound thick but wanted to ask someone who has a kindle fire - can i use it with a dongle as we have no other wi fi connection at home??
Posted on 29 Oct 2012 15:34:10 GMT
Jayne here is a link to another thread
Scroll down to a post by David Glasgow. He give detailed adivce on mobile wifi. I'm sure that might be helpful to you :)
In reply to an earlier post on 29 Oct 2012 21:37:16 GMT
We use a ZTE mifi bought from Amazon which we use when we are away in our camper. Currently the only other review I've written relates to it. Basically it creates a personal wifi hotspot for a broadband connection wherever you use it. The ZTE is unlocked so you can use any mobile broadband data card, we use 3 because anAmazon associate sells them at a very reasonable price. Up to 5 devices can use the mifi at any one time, so it is better than a dongle which only gives access to one.
I have tried our ZTE with the Kindle Fire HD and it works brilliantly.
In reply to an earlier post on 29 Oct 2012 21:39:56 GMT
You can certainly use it in daylight, haven't been able to test it in sun yet, but can't imagine there would be any problem.
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Nov 2012 17:08:11 GMT
A. P. Slater says:
Yeah you can as far as I know. Remember reading something about it.
Posted on 2 Nov 2012 21:02:44 GMT
Asilin MccLements says:
Not completely sure on what all apps amazon offer? But do they have Microsoft office?
Posted on 4 Nov 2012 09:54:05 GMT
Elizabeth - Belfast says:
Your review is just the sort of review i wanted to hear! I have only recently purchased my very 1st computer and as i travel to England every couple of months, i am thinking about buying the Kindle Fire as it would be easier to bring with me on the plane than my laptop
Posted on 4 Nov 2012 11:09:14 GMT
A. Roberts says:
Hi, can you use it to watch TV while away camping?