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Posted on Nov 4, 2011 10:14:22 AM PDT
Linda R. Lee says:
I would like to know if the Kindle Fire email is global? I live in the US, but am planning a trip to Greece and would like to be able to keep in touch at home via email.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2011 10:16:32 AM PDT
dlb says:
We bought our son a first generation iPad VERY inexpensively, it has no camera, that's about all it does not have.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2011 10:19:31 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2011 10:21:18 AM PDT
dlb says:
Watch the video on youtube with the man demoing it when the customer asks him if you can type and search, the Amazon man said you can type but I don't know if you can type and search??? That one has got me stymied.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2011 10:24:08 AM PDT
dlb says:
A virtual keyboard yes.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2011 10:25:40 AM PDT
dlb says:
I think in the demo they did adjust the font size.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2011 10:26:27 AM PDT
dlb says:
I went a lot by what the youtube videos show.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2011 10:42:41 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 4, 2011 10:43:33 AM PDT
J. Donahue says:
Tom, you won't be able to edit a MS Word document unless there is an Amazon app specifically designed for this purpose. With regards to the email, it depends on the app you're using to read your emails. The Fire has a keyboard similar to an iPad or an iPhone.

Added: It's a virtual keyboard, not a USB or Bluetooth keyboard.

Posted on Nov 4, 2011 11:36:06 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 4, 2011 11:36:43 AM PDT
1) For 3G to work you would need Data plan, kind of defeats the purpose of an inexpensive "tablet." The "3G" of other kindles work because you are only downloading books (very small amounts of data).

2) These extras people are so worried about (camera, microphone, etc) are useless. You may probably use them once or twice at the begining, then no more. Want to call someone? Use your phone. Want to take a picture? Use a Camera (honestly, why would someone take a picture with a tablet?)

3) The Kindle Fire IS NOT AN IPAD, you want an Ipad, buy an Ipad. The Kindle Fire was made as something more conventional/inexpensive for those who either cannot afford to buy a regular tablet or don't really need all the features of more expensive tablets.

Posted on Nov 4, 2011 11:54:19 AM PDT
J. Hayett says:
Can I use my verizon 5 spot card as the connection to the internet with Kindle?

Posted on Nov 4, 2011 12:07:11 PM PDT
I Love Sudoku. Does the app for FIRE work the same way as the IPAD. Thanks Sandra

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2011 1:28:42 PM PDT
dlb, you've posted about 12 times here that I can see, each post commenting on things the Fire doesn't have or can't do. I can't be the only one thinking you work for either B&N/Nook or less likely, Apple. Spreading fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) about the Fire is clearly all you are doing as you have several times stated you cancelled your order. If you have a question to ask, please do so, otherwise go back to the Nook/Ipad forums so you can praise whichever one you support to the high heavens.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2011 1:37:44 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 4, 2011 1:38:58 PM PDT
J. Donahue says:
No

Oh, and in case anyone ELSE gets their knickers in a twist about my short answers, you can always find what I'm responding to by clicking on the "an earlier post" link on the upper right corner of my posts.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2011 4:07:00 PM PDT
Read the Kindle Fire specs page!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2011 10:08:28 AM PST
No, I expect to buy the same amount. My old Kindle will still be good, so anything I buy between now and 11/15, (or 11/17, with shipping) will just live on the the old kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2011 10:14:47 AM PST
Skeezix says:
Why should what you purchased prior to receiving the Fire only be on your old Kindle? Won't it all be available for both devices????

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2011 10:37:42 AM PST
JimF says:
Yup. See "WhiserSync" on Amazon's site. You can keep reading documents on both devices and switch between them whenever you want. Open the book, read it, stop. Open in on the other device and you'll go to the last page you stopped at.

You can do the same thing now with the Mac, iPad, Windows and online readers.

It's similar to what Apple is promising with music, stored online, log in and use on any device.

Posted on Nov 10, 2011 5:38:40 PM PST
Im wanting to get the kindle fire for my 13 yr. old and so he can read and listen to books and play games but I don't want him to be able to browse on the internet. Is there a way to block that.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2011 12:26:04 AM PST
As long as both the old and new device are registered to your account, you can read anything on either device.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2011 12:33:35 AM PST
TuxGirl says:
well... it can't use the ones that require a camera or microphone... so, no, it won't support every app in the amazon appstore. for example, i don't see how it could support HDR Camera... That requires that the device has a camera...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2011 12:34:22 AM PST
TuxGirl says:
dlb:
you keep saying this. you can type on the kindle fire.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2011 12:35:36 AM PST
TuxGirl says:
there are lots of apps for sudoku for android, many of which are in the appstore. find one you like...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2011 12:37:06 AM PST
TuxGirl says:
Probably not, but we'll know for sure in a week.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2011 2:33:25 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 11, 2011 2:39:01 AM PST
Georgia Tuss says:
@Kara Davis
No one knows at this point whether you will be able to password protect the browser. You could just simply not install an incorrect router password, but a 13yr old would get around that in a heartbeat. Only a few more days and you will have an answer.

Posted on Nov 12, 2011 2:52:44 PM PST
Steven Alex says:
The kindle will read some audio books to you. Will the fire has this ability with kindle books?
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