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Initial post: Nov 10, 2011 1:34:51 PM PST
V. L. Powell says:
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Posted on Nov 10, 2011 1:38:12 PM PST
Scott C says:

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2011 1:38:24 PM PST

There are lots of tablets that have SD cards. If that's the vital, mission-critical feature, buy something else.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2011 1:39:06 PM PST
J. Donahue says:
Not if you're using it solely for what it's designed for...

As a content streaming device.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2011 2:36:32 PM PST
V. L. Powell says:
Does that include all apps.

I have an iPad and all my stuff, apps you name it is on my MacBook Pro? Not same for Android?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2011 2:38:06 PM PST
V. L. Powell says:
Yes, you are correct but with trickle down I know the kids will want more space. The Fire seems great and cost effective.

Posted on Nov 10, 2011 2:46:14 PM PST
Apps do not run from the cloud, but can be uninstalled and reinstalled later if you are having problems with space. Apps from your MacBook Pro aren't going to run on the Fire, I hope you realize.

Posted on Nov 10, 2011 2:46:54 PM PST
One says:
The Kindle Fire is just a client for mobile media consumption and being that, it does not need a large amount of storage. I am finding it quite liberating to have my media on stored and ready to access in a server farm. We have been using back-end storage for decades in corporate IT (where I work), and now this storage feature is available on mobile devices. The best thing about this Amazon cloud is the fact that I did not buy the servers; I am just renting space. This is a huge improvement over purchasing and maintaining a networked disk array.

Posted on Nov 10, 2011 2:52:14 PM PST
AmeliaAT says:
This is a really good use for Cloud technology. When I work on my own docs, I like to have them on my own computer (and backed up elsewhere), but for something like mobile media consumption -- or even not-mobile! -- the Cloud is ideal.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2011 4:20:21 PM PST
V. L. Powell says:
clearly android and mac are not the same I did not know I could back up android apps. the rest of my household is PC android and wanted to back up apps...

guess I had better research a bit better to give them the correct information.
did not think dropbox/cloud.


I have too many toys, bought Vizio 8" tab last week and dumped 32 GB SD into it for one of the household members. nice unit, great price. Just saw the Fire and thought it rather nice as well.

thanks for the comment.


In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2011 4:22:42 PM PST
V. L. Powell says:
been using the iCloud with my iPad for a few weeks to play. did not think about it for the droid.



In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 4:00:19 PM PST
Petro says:
The problem is that it's really hard to access back end storage over WiFi while in the back of the car crossing Kansas or the Barckley Highway. Giving the bored kid in the back seat a dozen of her DVDs ripped to MP4 to play can get you two or three hundred K down the road.

If I wanted a media player for the house then at this price point anything from a hand-me-down lapdog or cheap desktop to a kindle would do. I don't want that, I want something light with long battery life that will keep her occupied over the long haul.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 4:05:35 PM PST
flipoid says:
This is an old thread, Petro. On the new models of Fires that were released in September/November, you can get up to 64GB of storage.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 4, 2013 8:55:53 AM PST
Elena Schott says:
Old or new, the lack of an SD card handling ability is still hindering my purchase decision. I don't actually need the card to fit into the kindle as long as I can attach it via the USB slot. There are lots of micro usb card holders out there. But for the operating system not to accept the incoming is not so acceptible.

Posted on Feb 4, 2013 8:59:07 AM PST
Elena: Then the Kindle isn't what you're looking for. Amazon has made it pretty clear they're not going to add external storage. They had it and removed it, and they have to actively disable host mode on the current version of Android.
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