Kindle Fire: Do You Have One?

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The first Kindle Fires are being delivered today. Many have already received them. I won't get my until tomorrow.

Has anyone here got one? How do you like it?

Kindle Fire is the new 7" tablet by Amazon. You can read books, watch movies, read newspapers and magazines. There are many apps for it also.
  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    I think it is a winner - at less than half the price of other i-pads - and from what I can see the display is really awesome looking.

    There are some good conversations going on at cNet.com and all the developers are really excited to start 'playing with Fire'.

    (no I don't have one but I have a couple Amazon stores and obviously I hope people will buy it!)
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    • Profile picture of the author Lambert Klein
      They have already sold millions of them and now Christmas is around the corner so get ready!

      I'm hoping it brings new customers for my Kindle books.
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  • Profile picture of the author AmandaT
    I should get mine tomorrow. Super excited! I've wanted a tablet for a while but since I would mostly use it for keeping my schedule and entertainment I just couldn't justify the price of the iPad. Afterall, I don't even have a smartphone!
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    • Profile picture of the author Lambert Klein
      I don't have a smart phone either...
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      • Profile picture of the author HatKing
        Gosh, Amazon is trying to compete against the Apple! They are selling the Kindle Fire at cost or even lower than the manufacturing cost. That way, if everyone who uses Kindle Fire purchases apps, books, etc from Amazon more frequently (or use it as a sole place to purchase), they can tackle the market one step at a time. Very smart and bold move from Amazon.

        When I first saw the Kindle Fire, it looks amazing...but then, since I have an iPad, I have been contemplating on whether to get one or not...
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        • Profile picture of the author AmandaT
          Originally Posted by HatKing View Post

          Gosh, Amazon is trying to compete against the Apple! They are selling the Kindle Fire at cost or even lower than the manufacturing cost. That way, if everyone who uses Kindle Fire purchases apps, books, etc from Amazon more frequently (or use it as a sole place to purchase), they can tackle the market one step at a time. Very smart and bold move from Amazon.

          When I first saw the Kindle Fire, it looks amazing...but then, since I have an iPad, I have been contemplating on whether to get one or not...
          Because of the price, even my grandma got one! She doesn't even have a wireless phone! We had to get her set up with wifi just for it. She is excited to be able to read with it and watch movies. They are going to make bank off of her when it comes to apps and books...

          It is a really good strategy. I don't ever buy off Amazon but I will now just because I will have the Fire.
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  • Profile picture of the author John M Kane
    1Salesadday deal had 3 Android pads to pick from under $70, better than the Kindle as they have more functions although Kindle is the one to beat.
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  • Profile picture of the author michael26a
    My girlfriend is getting me one for Christmas, after a few subtle hints from me lol Can't wait to see what its like, looks really cool from the reviews on the net
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    • Profile picture of the author Lambert Klein
      I have a Kindle DX for most of my reading, but the Fire is pretty good for videos and web.

      Has some fun Apps and now the MLB app works with the fire too.

      The Fire will be good for books and mags that has lots of color images. Comics come to mind.

      Heard Amazon is losing about $3 on each Fire, but they are making it up on a lot more sales. The Fire is their personal salesman.
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinDupre
    I'm planning to get one soon. The reviews are good and its specifications are impressive.
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  • Profile picture of the author D37
    How is typing on the Fire?
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  • Profile picture of the author eskimoto
    i think kindle fire loses all the charm of the old version. it will just be another tablet. i am sticking to my "paper kindle:-)
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    • Profile picture of the author Lambert Klein
      Originally Posted by eskimoto View Post

      i think kindle fire loses all the charm of the old version. it will just be another tablet. i am sticking to my "paper kindle:-)
      The Fire is a tablet. Not as good for reading books as the original Kindles. It would work out for reading in low light though.

      I like the Fire mainly for videos, apps and browsing the web. The Fire is far superior to the other Kindles for web browsing.

      It will show a 1024 size web site without having to scroll horizontal, but you will have to scroll vertically more.
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