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Kindle Fire Test
« on: November 17, 2011, 10:21:02 AM »
I just tested a Kindle Fire. Bottom line: Great product for $200.

Very solid feel. Thin. Fits in jacket pocket. Bookstore has a shelf like Apple that shows books in the Fire. Another page shows books you bought that are in the cloud. Tap to get them. Movie quality is excellent. Streaming movie under Prime started in about one minute.

I have an iPhone and iPad, but I'd get a Fire simply because it fits a size niche very well.

Reading a book is easy. There is a "jerk" to the page turn. I put the same book on my iPhone and Fire and hit the page turn at the same time. Both landed on the new page at the same time, but Apple disguised the delay by making it look like a smooth page turn.

They have the product. Now it's all marketing.

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Re: Kindle Fire Test
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2011, 10:42:59 AM »
Thanks for the feedback. How does the reading experience compare to the Kindle--lit screen vs. e-ink?


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Re: Kindle Fire Test
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2011, 10:53:12 AM »
I regularly use an iPad to read. I don't see any difference. They are both certainly different from eInk, but I regularly use both the iPad and eInk. Probably need someone who prefers eInk to take a look.
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Re: Kindle Fire Test
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2011, 10:59:17 AM »
I just tested a Kindle Fire. Bottom line: Great product for $200.

Very solid feel. Thin. Fits in jacket pocket. Bookstore has a shelf like Apple that shows books in the Fire. Another page shows books you bought that are in the cloud. Tap to get them. Movie quality is excellent. Streaming movie under Prime started in about one minute.

I have an iPhone and iPad, but I'd get a Fire simply because it fits a size niche very well.

Reading a book is easy. There is a "jerk" to the page turn. I put the same book on my iPhone and Fire and hit the page turn at the same time. Both landed on the new page at the same time, but Apple disguised the delay by making it look like a smooth page turn.

They have the product. Now it's all marketing.


Thanks for the review. I have some doubts the Fire will appeal to people who already have a tablet, but those of us (*raises hand*) who have been tablet resistant thinking it is an overpriced Apple Fanboi product may convert. I still think I'll prefer eInk for reading, but the size and streaming movies on the go may finally sell me on the product. I suspect I'm not alone. I was an early adapter on an ereader but not so much on tablets. :)

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Re: Kindle Fire Test
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2011, 11:12:30 AM »
If I didn't already have a Toshiba Thrive, I'd definitely get a Kindle Fire.

I played with one on display yesterday, and I very strongly suspect that page jerk will go away with a future software update - other images and videos render properly, so I'm betting it's something in the software, not the hardware.
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Re: Kindle Fire Test
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2011, 11:12:33 AM »
Moving this to the Kindle Fire Reviews forum....

(Bet you didn't know we had one, did you?   ;D  AND a Fire Talk forum...)

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