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Old 11-15-2011, 12:52 PM   #31
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Amazon is shipping new Kindles early. Mine was due to be released on the 21st and is going to ship today or tomorrow.
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Amazon is shipping new Kindles early. Mine was due to be released on the 21st and is going to ship today or tomorrow.
Which one are you getting?

Can you post a review when you get it? My mother wants to get me one for Christmas, and I can't decide if I want the Fire or the 3G touch. One issue for me is the glare of the Fire screen vs the e-ink of the regular touch, especially since I have to wear non prescription reading glasses. I have read on a regular Nook and I really like it.
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:03 PM   #34
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I'm getting the Touch because I need an e-reader with no backlight as I'm on a computer all day. I will certainly post a review when it arrives.

Amazon said it should arrive by Saturday!
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I have that problem too. I don't have a smartphone so for that reason I'm thinking the Fire might be a good option. My personal laptop screen doesn't bother me that much other than eyestrain from too much use.

Of course the more techie it is the more possible problems. Murphy's Law-at least for me. I also don't like the idea of distracting myself when I should be just using it for reading.
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Old 11-27-2011, 04:56 AM   #36
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Anyone who has it, is the size an issue? It's the only thing holding me back from saying I for sure want it.
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:27 PM   #37
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They really have to come up with a solution to make e-readers not suck balls for reading PDFs. If I could read PDFs at near-fullsize in black and white I would be happy. Right now eInk plus the need to zoom in and out on files is a terrible solution.
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Anyone get Kindle Fire?

Thinking about getting one. I need an MP3 player, and this is the same price as an iPod touch...so a 7 inch tablet seems like a better deal.

Seems like it fits into jacket pockets and bigger jeans pockets.
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Seems like it fits into jacket pockets and bigger jeans pockets.
That's the thing that's been really making it hard for me to decide if I want this or not. What's the point of getting this vs. the cell phone I already have? I can't quite understand.
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:11 PM   #40
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The fact that I already have a smartphone, and will be upgrading to a 4G device soon, is why I went with the regular Kindle touch. I can watch vids and surf on my phone with unlimited data.

As for the kindle touch, I freaking love it. It's so compact and easy to read. Ebooks are still a bit pricey, but I'm trying to take advantage of the free classics and might test out prime next year.
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The fact that I already have a smartphone, and will be upgrading to a 4G device soon, is why I went with the regular Kindle touch. I can watch vids and surf on my phone with unlimited data.

As for the kindle touch, I freaking love it. It's so compact and easy to read. Ebooks are still a bit pricey, but I'm trying to take advantage of the free classics and might test out prime next year.
I have a 4G smartphone which is why I've decided to stick with the Kindle Touch. I'm already a Prime member, so I intend to take full advantage of the lending library. Now that I've made up my mind, I just don't know if I can hold out until Christmas.
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Saw it today, they have it on display at Staples stores. Definitely pocket friendly for certain ones like jackets, jeans and in summer the cargo shorts.

Anyone know if it comes with anything else besides 1 month free of prime? Like a case or free download credits or something.
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Thinking about getting one. I need an MP3 player, and this is the same price as an iPod touch...so a 7 inch tablet seems like a better deal.

Seems like it fits into jacket pockets and bigger jeans pockets.
If you are buying a device with the playing of MP3s being your top requirement, I think a 7" tablet might be a little bit too big to be completely portable and convenient.
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Old 12-07-2011, 03:33 PM   #44
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Read this article before dropping 200 bux on a Kindle Fire:
The Most Common Complaints About the Kindle Fire - Technology - The Atlantic Wire
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I am going with the Kindle Touch 3G and waiting for a good quality tablet until the prices come down. Or just going with a smartphone for net and all that on the go.

For me you just can't beat the reading display and ease of use of the old style Kindle or Nook, and since I want to focus on reading there's no way I can read books on a phone.
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