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Kindle HD vs Nook HD?


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Initial post: Mar 23, 2013 5:05:18 PM PDT
Jen says:
I am thinking about purchasing the Kindle HD 7". Which is better, the nook or the kindle?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 23, 2013 5:07:32 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 23, 2013 5:08:10 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
What answers do you expect on an Amazon Kindle forum??? Personally I would go with the Google Nexus tablet.

Posted on Mar 23, 2013 5:08:52 PM PDT
Let me give you two things to think about...

1) What company do you think will still be around and thriving in 5 years? Amazon or B&N?

2) You can read Nook books on a Kindle Fire easily, but you would have to root the Nook to read Kindle books on it.

You are posting on an Amazon forum, so people are obviously going to be slanted towards Amazon, but I truly think B&N is on it's way out.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 23, 2013 5:08:58 PM PDT
JES says:
I like the iPad.

Posted on Mar 23, 2013 5:09:46 PM PDT
A. Dietz says:
Stone tablets for me.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 23, 2013 5:10:50 PM PDT
 Ann says:
Do you want to buy your content from Amazon or from B&N?

Posted on Mar 23, 2013 5:12:08 PM PDT
Jen says:
I understand that Amazon is the better company. I don't argue with that. I am buying our first tablet for my son and I want to buy a good one that will with stand children. Advice?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 23, 2013 5:13:00 PM PDT
Jen says:
I have not heard of these before. Can you explain more? Thanks!

Posted on Mar 23, 2013 5:16:06 PM PDT
http://www.wealthdaily.com/articles/barnes-and-noble-retail-split/4033

They have been talking about splitting b&n and nook into different companies. do you want to go with a company that has a question mark on it or one that seems to be pretty solid?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 23, 2013 5:17:30 PM PDT
Jen says:
Again, I understand Amazon is the better company. Can we talk about use and product for children? Advice on a tablet out there anyone?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 23, 2013 5:19:34 PM PDT
Artist says:
How old is your child?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 23, 2013 5:22:15 PM PDT
Jen says:
6 years old. I know he is young for a tablet, but we already have a nintendo ds and xbox. I would like to invest in a tablet. Thank you

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 23, 2013 5:24:15 PM PDT
Yes, how old is your son? Personally, (and really just my personal opinion), I would not buy an "adult" tablet for a child of 5 or younger. I would get them something especially designed for children like a Leapad or something similar.

They do have the otterbox case for the Kindle Fire HD now, which for young kids, would be great.

Posted on Mar 23, 2013 5:24:50 PM PDT
ScottBooks says:
Hp's new tablet looks good for kids in terms of durability. The Amazon Fire has the advantage of Family Freetime (wrong name??) (a subscription service aimed at 4-9 year olds--unlimited content for a $2.99 a month fee).

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 23, 2013 5:25:18 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 23, 2013 5:26:53 PM PDT
If your son knows how to handle the DS and Xbox, I think the Fire would be just fine. Again though, I would recommend the otterbox case.

OtterBox Defender Series Protective Case for Kindle Fire HD 7" (Previous Generation), Black (with built-in screen protection)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 23, 2013 5:26:15 PM PDT
ScottBooks "Defining Ineffable" - You're thinking of "Free Time Unlimited" which is a subscription that can be used in conjunction with the free parental control app "Kindle Free Time".

Posted on Mar 23, 2013 5:27:12 PM PDT
It's all about content and customer service. Amazon is clearly ahead on both counts. Also, if you're buying for a child, Amazon's Free Time and parental controls make it hard to beat.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 23, 2013 5:29:41 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 23, 2013 5:31:37 PM PDT
I'd go with Amazon. I have. my 11 year old has one. I'd want to go with a company that will be here in a few years so all the time and money spent on the site will still be usable.

I didn't see an age range in your post. the bigger issue may be what sort of case is best Gumdrop Cases Drop Tech Series Protective Case Cover for Kindle Fire, Blue - With Screen Protection (does not fit Kindle Fire HD) might work.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 23, 2013 5:31:49 PM PDT
The OP is looking at purchasing the 7" Fire HD. Neither of the cases you posted will fit the HD model.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 23, 2013 5:38:06 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 23, 2013 5:41:58 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Whichever tablet you decide you will probably want to get an extended warranty that covers damage.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 23, 2013 5:46:07 PM PDT
No tablet is completely damage proof. I personally don't think any one is better than another as far as being dropped onto the floor from a table, or being submerged in a toilet.

Kindle FreeTime Unlimited is a great program for children. FreeTime provides parental controls and Unlimited provides access to media for which you would normally have to pay per download.

Posted on Mar 23, 2013 6:01:19 PM PDT
scoutyjones says:
I would get your kid either, or even the Nexus 7. Why not ask the kid?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 23, 2013 6:11:03 PM PDT
Jen says:
This is great info! Thanks everyone.

Posted on Mar 23, 2013 6:12:56 PM PDT
To add - be sure there are parental controls. Don't underestimate the amount of mischief even a 2 year old can get into with access to buying from the owner's account.
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