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Personal logo Waco Joe Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member28 Sep 2011 11:25 a.m. PST

$199 USD 7" tablet, supports PDF.

anyone else eyeing these babies?

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nycjadie28 Sep 2011 11:51 a.m. PST

Me!

CPT Jake28 Sep 2011 12:04 p.m. PST

When the 3g or 4g version comes out I may consider it.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian28 Sep 2011 12:08 p.m. PST

But they sold us all on how great their black-and-white display was…

blackscribe Inactive Member28 Sep 2011 12:28 p.m. PST

Both:

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It also acts as its own handy carrying case. Unfortunately, they're no longer produced.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2011 4:24 p.m. PST

Nope. Too limited, too small a screen for my tastes. And I already have an iPad, so I've no need nor want for it. I also have mixed feelings about some of Amazon's business practices, but that's another bottle of paint…

pmwalt Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2011 4:27 p.m. PST

My wife loves her Kindle for reading books; and, she sent me the link for the Kindle Fire … subtle hint huh?

Micman Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2011 8:29 p.m. PST

Yes I sent a news link to my gf. She is a big Kindle fan. She came back with maybe for my birthday, but I need to read some more reviews first.

I myself am very interested, just have to see how it goes.

Personal logo GeoffQRF Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Sep 2011 1:49 a.m. PST

My wife has found the Kindle ideal for what she wanted to do – read books without carrying 2 or more thick books with her while travelling.

Kindle Fire is $199, compared to the $400 USD for an iPad. It doesn't have bluetooth, camera, etc, and is a smaller screen but then it is also half the price. It does what it is designed to do.

Amazon's biggest problem with selling it is that the release was apparently delayed, so people now have a choice of grabbig a pre-Xmas 2011 Fire, or waiting until Q1 2012 for the probable Fire 2 (which was always scheduled for release then, according to media sources).

Doug em4miniatures Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Sep 2011 3:04 a.m. PST

Isn't there also a new "ordinary" Kindle – smaller (but same size screen) and cheaper than the original…?

Doug

Personal logo GeoffQRF Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Sep 2011 4:08 a.m. PST

"The New Kindle Lighter, smaller, faster" (cheaper)

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Personal logo Klebert L Hall Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2011 4:40 a.m. PST

Soon, someone will sue Amazon for encouraging pyromania.
-Kle.

Doug em4miniatures Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Sep 2011 5:46 a.m. PST

"The New Kindle Lighter, smaller, faster" (cheaper)

That's the one – I am tempted…..

Doug

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2011 7:30 a.m. PST

Kindle Fire is $199, compared to the $400 USD USD for an iPad. It doesn't have bluetooth, camera, etc, and is a smaller screen but then it is also half the price. It does what it is designed to do.

… which isn't what the iPad is designed to do. Apples and oranges, even if they're both fruit.

I needed the full capabilities of the iPad, so I got that.

If you don't need that, the Kindle Fire certainly is an option. But comparing the price to an iPad isn't valid, anymore than comparing the price to that of a laptop PC would be valid. Different critters, different purposes, even though they share certain functionalities. The Kindle's just stop at a certain point, which allows its price to be lower, whereas the iPad's continues on, and a laptop PC's continues on above that. Ya gets what ya pays for.

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