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Initial post: Sep 14, 2012 12:14:29 PM PDT
Debbie says:
I have the original kindle fire...just purchased in July and I love it. Believe it or not I use it more for games and apps than reading. I also have a sony reader. I love my kindle fire so much that I want to upgrade but I am trying to decide if I should get the 7 inch or hold out for the 8.9 inch. What do the fellow kindle fire owners think??

Posted on Sep 14, 2012 12:24:42 PM PDT
Ed G says:
Well, the 7" is cheaper and will be easier to carry. The 8.9" will have a bigger display. I'm waiting for the 8.9" since I already have a 7" Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.

If you just want something easy to grab and carry around, the 7" size is ideal in my opinion. I also have an iPad, and the Samsung goes with me to more places than the iPad. If on the other hand I'm taking my backpack, then I often carry both (yeah, I'm a geek.)

I know that didn't really help. :)

Posted on Sep 14, 2012 12:27:58 PM PDT
ESS Mom says:
It depends on how much weight/size you want. I've had the Fire since it first came out, and purchased the new HD 7" because I didn't want anything bigger or heavier. My friend ordered the 8.9" one partly because she wanted the 4G capability. I sort of wish the 7" came with the 4G capability, but it's obviously not a deal breaker for me.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2012 12:29:15 PM PDT
S. Beardsley says:
I'm holding out for the 8.9". I have a kindle keyboard that I use mostly for reading and it goes with me everywhere. I want the bigger screen for watching movies, playing games, etc.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2012 12:30:30 PM PDT
❤ Ann says:
I got the 7" for my daughter (ssh, don't tell!) and the 8.9" for me. I prefer reading on an e-ink Kindle, and I have an android phone with a good-sized screen for portability, so the larger Fire seemed like the best fit.

Posted on Sep 14, 2012 12:33:38 PM PDT
I went with the 8.9" for bigger screen

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2012 12:33:53 PM PDT
S. Beardsley says:
Ann - want to adopt me??? I'd gladly take a kindle from you!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2012 12:35:52 PM PDT
Debbie says:
Yes this is what I was thinking because as I said I use my orginal kindle mainly for those apps as well...I do some reading but knowing all of the games movies etc I get easily distracted from purely reading...lol

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2012 12:36:47 PM PDT
Debbie says:
my thoughts exactly...I like that you can hook up the 7 inch to your tv though

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2012 12:37:40 PM PDT
Debbie says:
yes 4g is not a big deal for me as I use mine mostly at home with wifi

Posted on Sep 14, 2012 12:51:01 PM PDT
Debbie says:
But on the other hand is another 1.9 inches really worth 100.00 more??

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2012 1:04:55 PM PDT
Bixillarla says:
To a lot of people the extra $100 for a bigger screen is worth it.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2012 1:09:19 PM PDT
T. Cannon says:
remember these mesurements are on the diagonal so an extra 1.9 inches diagonally is a big jump in screen area.

Posted on Sep 14, 2012 1:14:59 PM PDT
Old Rocker says:
For $100 you get the larger screen, 1920x1200 vs 1280x800 screen, and a 1.5GHz vs 1.2GHz processor. Seems like a pretty good bargain if you have the budget for it.
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