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Initial post: Aug 30, 2012 3:31:38 PM PDT
I'm thinking of buying a galaxy tablet..can I load my kindle books onto it?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2012 3:34:35 PM PDT
Loz says:
You will need the kindle for Android app, but yes you can provided you get that...

Posted on Aug 30, 2012 3:35:42 PM PDT
Sarida says:
You can download the Kindle app for Android and read off your device.

I would suggest waiting until after Sept. 12. Sept. 6 Amazon is making an announcement. On Sept. 12, Apple is making an announcement. It is speculated that both companies will be offering up a new tablet.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2012 3:36:22 PM PDT
MommaCat says:
No you cant borrow books, no you can't read in the sun, no you can't make collections, no, no, no.

Posted on Aug 30, 2012 3:39:07 PM PDT
Sarida/lozinoz thanks for the quick replies!
From what Sarida has said I will venture something a bit outside a kindle question:
I go to europe most years for about 3 months and the kindle option of checking email is frankly hopeless.I'm thinking of a samsung galaxy tab to load up some movies,check emails and put my kindle books on it..any comments?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2012 3:42:09 PM PDT
Loz says:
He didn't ask any of those questions, he asked if he could load his kindle books. Answer is yes. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2012 3:43:11 PM PDT
Loz says:
It's probably better for you to have a tablet that you can use world wide, versus the Kindle Fire which is only in the US. I think the galaxy would be fine for what you want.


In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2012 3:44:48 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 30, 2012 3:45:17 PM PDT
J. Donahue says:
He can use the Fire to get email and read books outside the US. He can also download movies and view them on the Fire without streaming outside the US.

Plus, he never said he had a Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2012 3:46:35 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 30, 2012 3:47:49 PM PDT
Loz says:
I know he didn't say it, but it's not a good product for those who are out of the US for long periods of time. Plus you'd need to be connected to wifi. Having a different table will enable 3g/4g depending on the product...

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2012 3:47:44 PM PDT
Sarida says:
You could check with your cell phone service and if you have a smart phone, you could tether your tablet with your phone.

It could be costly, so ask a lot of questions.

My second thought is to check in the countries in which you will travel and find out what tablets will work.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2012 3:49:44 PM PDT
J. Donahue says:
So, if he didn't say it, why did you muddy the waters and bring up the Fire?

Posted on Aug 30, 2012 3:50:43 PM PDT
Thanks the kindle fire aimed to be a ipad/galaxy type of product?..

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2012 3:52:16 PM PDT
J. Donahue says:
No, the Fire is a media consumption device, meant for Amazon's media offerings.

The Fire was never meant to directly compete with the iPad or any other tablet computing system.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2012 3:52:26 PM PDT
Loz says:
Cause he was bound to find out about it if he did a modicum of research.

Posted on Aug 30, 2012 3:54:20 PM PDT
I dont have a smart phone. The kindle 3g worked ok in france and spain. If I get a galaxy I presume I should get one with access wifi. It has 3g option,more expensive,which might be an option if I get a local sim(?) you can tell I'm not overly tech savvy!

Posted on Aug 30, 2012 3:59:51 PM PDT
I did look at the fire.It seems odd that its only available from non amazon sellers.
my intenetion was to load my own purchased movies onto the galaxy..not download

Posted on Aug 30, 2012 4:02:44 PM PDT
I use a galaxy tablet with the kindle android app in Colombia, South America. I load/sync my books using wi-fi, and as one poster mentioned, the downside is that you can't organize the books except by title or by author. I don't have trouble reading in the sun...Colombia, especially the north coast, is VERY sunny, I just set the pages to sepia, which really helps with glare. It's not perfect, but it's fine--you can also fiddle with the brightness until your eyes are comfortable. I don't use it for movies, but I do like the calendar that syncs with my gmail. I find that I really don't type well on the keyboard, so I almost never use it to type emails, nor do I use it to post on sites like facebook, but that's just me :) Hope this helps :)

Oh, I think it's heavier than a kindle and I do notice that trying to hold it one handed will tire my wrist, but the tap to turn the page feature lets me use my right thumb or forefinger, if I'm holding it two handed, or resting it on something.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2012 4:15:34 PM PDT
Loz says:
I think you will be fine with the Galaxy.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2012 5:07:57 PM PDT
Dorsie says:

Earlier this week, I was able to do some extensive benchmark tests on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1-Inch, Wi-Fi) at a BB Mobile store that had virtually all available tablets hooked up to the same router. It was a good test because I was the only customer in the store at the time, so there was no competition for bandwidth.

The Samsung blew them all out of the water in terms of speed and flexibility, including the iPad 3. I really didn't expect that result, and I am now leaning toward a Samsung instead of an iPad for my next tablet.

Since Samsung is a very international company, it might fit your needs well.

Posted on Aug 30, 2012 5:13:47 PM PDT
Thank you all. I know I got a bit off topic from purely a kindle theme.One last question: I'm not planning on going overseas for another 9 months..should I wait to but a galaxy and assume/hope they will have a new model?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2012 5:14:55 PM PDT
Loz says:
There is always going to be something new on the horizon. It all depends on whether you want to use it before you go or not...

Posted on Aug 30, 2012 5:16:37 PM PDT
No..I wouldn't be sing it until a few weeks before I go just to familiarise myself with it.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2012 5:18:17 PM PDT
Loz says:
Then you may as well wait. You might be able to pick up something cheap in the pre and post Christmas sales if you aren't going for a while...

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2012 5:23:47 PM PDT
Dorsie says:
Everyone will have a new model by then. The thing is, you don't know if you will like it more or less than the tablets available now, and nobody outside of the companies can tell you what changes will be made.

You have to decide if you will enjoy a tablet enough now. One factor is that if you get it now, you will be an expert on it in nine months and not be thrown for a loop by changes in your location. My iPad 1 is two years old now, but it works fine with the latest software and I know how to fix anything on it.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2012 5:27:38 PM PDT
Dorsie says:
I guarantee that, if you have a tablet, you will be using it. It's one of those things you don't know you need until you get one. That's why smartphones and tablets are so successful. :)
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