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Offline MrKnucklehead

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Is Amazon discontinuing Fire HD 6"???
« on: March 21, 2017, 08:59:15 AM »

I noticed on their site that 6" with 8GB is currently unavailable and 16GB is only available in one color (black)...


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Re: Is Amazon discontinuing Fire HD 6"???
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2017, 10:51:57 AM »
I'm sure they have not been making any HD6's for quite awhile. As such, they are just selling from stock on hand (looks like 'Citron' is available as well).

When I first got mine I was quite pleased with it, but subsequent updates have left it rather sluggish, battery drains 5% or more overnight even though it is supposed to be sleeping, and library/collection sync do not work very well. Plus it is a bit of a brick to hold. Trade in credit for it is only $5. It is less than 3 years old, and is probably the last Fire tablet I'll buy.

I think one would better off getting an unlocked Android smartphone (starting at well under $100) and using that as reading device, that is, if you don't already have a smartphone.

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Re: Is Amazon discontinuing Fire HD 6"???
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2017, 06:25:52 PM »
I feel the same way. It worked pretty good for a while, but has become quite slow. I bought a Galaxy S7 edge with a 5.5" screen, and it does a better job. The old Kindle has gone to backup status. :)

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Re: Is Amazon discontinuing Fire HD 6"???
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2017, 07:05:56 PM »
I have my 6" propped up on my desk so I can watch movies while I do boring paperwork. I seem to have a lot of boring paperwork. Tonight, I watched the beginning of Rogue One. I have enough boring paperwork to last the whole movie and probably some time into The Force Awakens.


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Re: Is Amazon discontinuing Fire HD 6"???
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2017, 06:11:20 PM »
I think Amazon is still updating it. Last week, mine received the Alexa app.

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Re: Is Amazon discontinuing Fire HD 6"???
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2017, 07:57:58 AM »
I rarely use my 6, the battery life is terrible.

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