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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 18, 2011 12:17:47 PM PDT
T. E. Maddox says:
You can have the same content on multiple kindles as long as they are all registered to the same account. I forget the exact number of simultaneous devices but I think it is about 6.

(1) You would need to go to your Manage My Kindle link and send items from there to the new Kindle.. I do see my Kindle fire under the Manage my Kindle section and could start sending my books to it now.

(2) I do not believe your existing content will be preloaded automatically. I would assume following the steps above before the Fire ships would get them preloaded may get them preloaded.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 18, 2011 12:20:41 PM PDT
JimF says:
Shouldn't be a problem.

For example, I read my kindle account on my MacBook, on my Thinkpad, on my iPad and, oh yeah, on my Kindle. Log into your account, see your books, download ones you want. Works pretty well.

With Whisper Sync you can keep track of where you are in the book across accounts, too. Nice part of Amazon system.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 18, 2011 12:25:49 PM PDT
dlb says:
Google apps are not available they said on Egadget, no keyboard, a power button, I read somewhere else there was no camera, so I have to see more but from what the Engadget article said while being shown from an Amazon rep, it does not seem to have a lot that I feel is necessary personally, no peer to peer and why is there no access to Google App Store, just the Amazon app store? I've got to get more here, I think I might cancel it if the above is true. Thanks trying to find my answers here like everyone!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 18, 2011 12:33:36 PM PDT
T. E. Maddox says:
I understand the Apps store. They have to support the Fire so it is best for them to screen all the apps released in the Amazon App store to verify that apps will actually work. Remember, while they are running on a Android 2.3 core (I think) it has been pretty heavily modified. There are lots of apps that just flat out would not work, for example any app that relies on GPS to get your current position would not work because there is no GPS. So esentially their reason for only allowing the Amazon App store is the same reason Apple only allows apps from their app store.

There is no keyboard/camera/mic etc. Amazon made decisions to keep the price reasonable and I don't believe it was ever their intention to release a full fledged tablet but instead a Kindle device for consuming content, not creating it. Whether that strategy is good nor not we won't know for a while.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 18, 2011 1:07:09 PM PDT
All you listed are true. The Fire is not being marketed as a general-purpose tablet. If that's what you want, you should buy one.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 18, 2011 1:32:09 PM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
dlb, this is not the droid you're looking for.

No Android market. No camera. No USB host mode. No microphone. No enterprise wifi.

The Fire is a media player/reader and front-end for Amazon's store and services.

Posted on Oct 18, 2011 1:40:02 PM PDT
Joyce Zarnik says:
Why didn't you make Kindle Fire a 3G?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 18, 2011 1:46:06 PM PDT
T. E. Maddox says:
Because I didn't have the know how.

Honestly, my guess is that while the 3g hardware is not that expensive the actual service is and Amazon would have to arrange some deals with carriers to provide the service.

I alreayd pay for a data plan on my phone, I kind of refuse to purchase another one for a different device.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 18, 2011 1:53:34 PM PDT
DSull says:
Thank you so very much for taking the time to answer my questions. It was so helpful and totally answered my questions, particularly about the transfer of content from one Kindle to another. I think I will wait and see if it is preloaded and then if it isn't, I will follow your instructions.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 18, 2011 1:58:26 PM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
Because I'm mean.

Posted on Oct 19, 2011 5:20:24 PM PDT
bookie says:
One thing I've always disliked about the kindle is that I couldn't let my child use it and not see content that I don't want them to see. They can still see the title in the archived items. Does the Kindle fire solve this problem.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 19, 2011 5:22:21 PM PDT
@DSull: All your Amazon books will be in the archive list on the new Kindle Fire when it is registered to the same account as the old one. Click on a title in the archive list to download it to the Home page. Or you can send the books to the new Kindle Fire from the Manage Your Kindle page on the website. Non-Amazon books will have to be put on the Kindle from the copy that you have kept on your computer - you have kept copies of them, haven't you?

I can't help with your second question.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 19, 2011 5:44:25 PM PDT
None says:
I had the same concern when my 13 year old daughter got her Kindle for Christmas so I started a second amazon account with just her Kindle on it. I monitor what she downloads from the device or online as the emails for purchase confirmation come to me but if she wants to download from the archive it's only her books not mine. I have them coming to my cell phone so if she downloads something I can see it immediately. We haven't had an issue yet but that was how I handled it.

Posted on Oct 19, 2011 8:41:10 PM PDT
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some_guy says:
The Kindle Fire's tech specs mentions a multi-touch display. Up to how many points can it's multi-touch display support at the same time?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2011 10:55:04 PM PDT
R. D. Clark says:

Posted on Oct 22, 2011 3:53:16 PM PDT
L. Reed says:
Will access to the Amazon store be password protected? Thinking of getting one for a 9 year old and would love to control purchasing.

Posted on Oct 22, 2011 3:59:15 PM PDT
kerrioke says:
Will they be releasing another kindle fire in the future with a bigger screen?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 22, 2011 4:21:22 PM PDT
NG says:


Each of the kindles has had a new name, and so will a new one.

Seriously, if you look at the boards here, a larger screen is not at the top of the list of requested features on the Fire, so it is pretty clear that a new one would try to satisfy some of the other customers, and it wouldn't be a Fire. I would expect some combination of (in order):
Color eink
More memory
bluetooth and/or USB Host
Faster processor
SD Card
Card reader/punch (makes great Christmas wreaths)

If so, it probably would be in another price category.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 22, 2011 4:46:30 PM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
That's a nice list. I don't actually see anything on that list that would make it more likely an owner would buy more books, music, or video from Amazon.

Which is why I'm skeptical, contrary to popular opinion, that Amazon will actually market such a device.

Posted on Oct 22, 2011 5:04:37 PM PDT
I'm not tech savy, so please no negative comments, but will I be able to download the songs i have purchased from i-tunes to the fire? or will i have to repurchase from amazon?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 22, 2011 5:15:35 PM PDT
K. Wiens says:
That is exactly why I ordered one: I'd love to read my magazines in color, watch movies when inclined, listen to music while 'on the go'. I love the idea of accessing my email and browsing the web also. I do not expect more out of a $200.00 device.

Odd so many are asking about a multipicity of features that would result in a much more expensive device.

Posted on Oct 22, 2011 5:20:51 PM PDT
M. Cole says:
Does the Kindle Fire read books out loud to you?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 22, 2011 5:30:21 PM PDT
@Mark Cole: The Fire does not have TTS, as far as we know here - none of the Kindle apps do. But we don't know for certain as the Fire has not been shipped yet.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 22, 2011 11:57:28 PM PDT
Sue says:
@Heather: I'm not tech savvy either, but I do buy music from itunes and Amazon. I'm actually buying more and more from Amazon as I go, it seems. To answer your question, yes, you will be able to put your music on the Fire. My itunes library is backed up by Amazon's "Cloud", and my kids have been able to put music from itunes on their Android phones using Amazon. I'm not really sure how it works, but it does! :)

Posted on Oct 23, 2011 8:34:12 AM PDT
J. Sheahan says:
I was reading a long Lincoln speech on the internet. I didn't want to print it on paper. If I had Firefox could I have downloaded it to my iMac G5 and then put it on Firefox. Or . . . better yet . . . could I have been reading the speech on the internet with Firefox and then saved it on Firefox where I could finish the read later.
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