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Posted on Oct 23, 2011 5:06:06 PM PDT
I wonder why Amazon has not answered this question of mail on the Fire directly after it has asked so many times and in so many different ways? I wonder if anyone at Amazon is reading these discussion threads? They could surely lay all of these doubts and concerns to rest with one good clear posting discussing all the email capabilities of the Fire. Amazon, where are you???

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 23, 2011 5:08:00 PM PDT
KL says:
Sorry, I posted in my daughter's account that happened to be up on my computer, but the question is as posted there. Why doesn't Amazon post one full useful information item on this issue? Amazon, where are you?

Posted on Oct 23, 2011 9:31:53 PM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
Dania, the people here are customers. Amazon rarely answers questions on this forum.

Besides, the question is answered on the product page.


"Stay in touch using our built-in email app that gets your webmail (Gmail, Yahoo!, Hotmail, AOL etc.) into a single inbox. Import your messages and contact lists from other email accounts. Additional email apps are available in our Amazon Appstore for Android."

Kindle Fire, Full Color 7" Multi-touch Display, Wi-Fi

Posted on Oct 26, 2011 10:56:56 AM PDT
Good news. Just went to - right on their home page, they have a statement saying, "Yes, TouchDown will be supported on the Amazon Kindle Fire™ device !"

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 26, 2011 11:30:11 AM PDT
stormer says:
Awesome! That is what I use on my EVO4G. I'll certainly be using it on the Fire.

Posted on Oct 26, 2011 12:59:03 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 26, 2011 12:59:32 PM PDT
How do you TYPE the email message? Does a keyboard come up on the screen under the email section?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 26, 2011 2:57:19 PM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
Yes, on-screen virtual keyboard that covers up most of the screen.

Posted on Oct 26, 2011 4:01:09 PM PDT
SMA3 says:
Is that a touch screen keyboard or do you access it some other way?

Posted on Oct 26, 2011 4:02:54 PM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
That's what virtual keyboard means. (I'm trying to imagine what else it could possibly be.)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 26, 2011 4:04:24 PM PDT
stormer says:
Clark, how do you know? I've not seen any keyboard on the fire yet? If it's a standard android setup, the keyboard takes up the most space when held horizontally. If it's vertical it takes up less space.

SMA3, yes a touch screen keyboard like other android devices/phones.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 26, 2011 4:16:13 PM PDT
@stormer - if you watch the "Quick Tour" video there is one point where the on-screen keyboard is shown, although very briefly.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 26, 2011 4:54:37 PM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
Yes, if you want to type with just your thumbs it will take up less space.

Posted on Oct 26, 2011 4:54:50 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 26, 2011 4:58:01 PM PDT
A. says:
The demonstrations-by-Amazon-employees videos available so far all focus on things that can be done without using the on-screen keyboard, since all the speedy swiping/tapping looks 'cooler' than fiddling with an on-screen keyboard. No screenshots of it yet either. If you want a good look at its keyboard usage, I think you'll have to wait till thorough independent reviewers get their hands on Fires next month.

All Amazon says so far is:
FAQ - new Kindle product family
Amazon Kindle Customer Service says:
Q: What type of keyboard does Kindle Fire have?
A: Kindle Fire has an on-screen touch keyboard.

Posted on Oct 26, 2011 5:03:01 PM PDT
stormer says:
@Bruce & @clark, your right, it took me 2 times watching the quick tour video to catch it. I must have sneezed the first time. =) But, I have captured a screen shot, it's not any larger proportionally than my EVO4G keyboard held in vertical mode. . Ultimately, this device is not meant to replace my computer and neither was my EVO4G. I am just glad that Nitrodesk ( app will work on it. It makes it great for easier reading of my email when traveling. To be perfectly honest, I'd love to have my blackberry back as I typed 2x faster with my thumbs vs one finger typing on my EVO4G. But I need the web apps and browser to do most of my work when remote.

Posted on Oct 27, 2011 11:41:31 AM PDT
Lucille Yee says:
I subscribe to the NY Time crossword puzzle. Will I be able to do the daily puzzle on the new Kindle Fire?

Posted on Oct 30, 2011 8:10:43 AM PDT
stormer says:
@Bruce & @clark,

Came across a youtube video which shows the keyboard in pretty good use. looks like standard type of keyboard.

Posted on Nov 14, 2011 2:11:42 PM PST
TD PD says:
Yes, TouchDown can get you connected to MS Exchange servers using Activesync. It will also feature the HoneyComb- style split screens for easy navigation.
more info at

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2011 2:28:28 PM PST
stormer says:
wow, those are GREAT screen shots of Touchdown on the kindle fire! I wish it would have showed a full screen calendar (verses just the week view). Looking forward to installing and purchasing it tomorrow. =) I've previously purchased and use the nitrodesk on my evo4g and on a evo4g shift.

Posted on Nov 14, 2011 3:40:17 PM PST
pvee says:
Does anyone know if you will be able to watch videos attached to emails? Photos?

Posted on Nov 14, 2011 3:42:03 PM PST
pvee says:
Does anyone know if you will be able to watch videos attached to emails? Photos?

Posted on Nov 14, 2011 4:00:33 PM PST
stormer says:
I'm sure you can see attached pictures. Videos? wow, someone emails me a video and I'm going to slap them...

Posted on Nov 15, 2011 6:32:19 PM PST
JM says:
There is an email client built in that can provide easy access to gmail , yahoo etc but not exchange. The trick is to enable the third party application from the settings. By default all third party applications are hidden. So please so to settings -> Applications and enable third party applications and you should be able to see the email client.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2011 6:42:21 PM PST
stormer says:
I've got my fire working with nitrodesk right now. Works great. It's only 10.00 which is a deal compared to 20.00 I paid on android market.

Posted on Nov 15, 2011 8:43:21 PM PST
The plane broke down on the way here. My 1 day shipping up-tick was refunded but it will still get here tomorrow. BTW does anyone know if theres a good e-mail app, similar to windows live, that will run on the kindle? I need to access my POP3 & IMAP accounts, if I can.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2011 8:45:23 PM PST
stormer says:
yes, it has a built in app that lets you connect to any pop3/imap. (as well as any of the standard gmail/aol/yahoo, etc).
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