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Initial post: Jan 9, 2012 2:36:43 AM PST
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Posted on Jan 9, 2012 2:42:42 AM PST
Bixillarla says:
The Fire is a tablet that can do many things such as watching videos, surf the web, read books, etc. But it has the downsides that all LCD type devices have such as short battery life upto 8 hours before needing to be charged, hard to read outdoors in sunlight due to glare on the screen.

The Eink Kindles are designed to do one thing and that is reading. Eink cannot be backlight and simulates reading a paper book. You can read outdoors in sunlight with no problems. The battery lasts upto 2 months depending on how much you read and how much you use the wireless.

If you are primarily a reader then the Eink Kindle that you have is the better device. If you want to watch movies, play games, surf the web, etc then the Fire is the device for you.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2012 2:50:50 AM PST
My basic kindle has horrible battery life, and does not compare to the new fire, in anyway.

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 3:08:26 AM PST
Bixillarla says:
Do you leave the wireless turned on? You could also have a book stuck indexing which eats up battery life.

Do a search for a nonsense word and and see if anything comes up as still indexing, if there is a book indexing then delete and redownload it and make sure it doesn't get stuck again.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2012 3:27:40 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2012 3:30:15 AM PST
Greg says:
If you turn off the wifi when not using it, your battery life should greatly improve. Just a suggestion as I read almost everyday and do not have problems.

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 3:39:19 AM PST
Dawn, sell the Kindle Basic, buy yourself a Fire so you can show it off and play games. You'll be happier and so will I.

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Last edited by the author on Jan 9, 2012 3:43:06 AM PST
L. LEVERTON says:
First of all, you didn't get a Basic kindle last year. The kindle sold last year was the kindle keyboard. It is nothing like the kindle basic that is being sold now. It had twice the battery life, storage and has text to speech. I love mine. Sure my son's kindle fire is nice, but I still love my kindle keyboard. Of course they are not alike , they are 2 different things. It's like being upset that your son has a new computer that is better than your kindle keyboard. They are 2 different products. YOu can't compare them. One is an ereader and the other is a tablet.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2012 3:44:01 AM PST
Fud53 says:
Lazy..non-tech...

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 3:44:21 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2012 3:52:35 AM PST
L. LEVERTON says:
The lighted cover explains your battery life since it uses 30 times more power than the kindle does. I read in bed too, with a 3.00 clip on light that I love. If I paid 40 for a cover that wasn't working, I would have been on the phone getting it replaced. The kindle is NOT outdated, it is still the biggest seller they have . No one is TRYING to prove you wrong, just telling you how it is.

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 3:55:26 AM PST
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Bixillarla says:
It is not outdated, many people are still using the first generation kindles with no problems.

I have the Kindle Keyboard myself and love it, it is not outdated at all. I got to read books. I do not care about playing games, watching videos, surfing the web, etc. I have my laptop for that stuff. I got my Eink Kindle to replace paper books and for the convience and ease of reading.

As for selling it, you can get a decent price for it on the used market. Amzon will even buy it back and gift you a credit to use on thier website, they will give you like $30 for it last I checked.

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Posted on Jan 9, 2012 4:04:23 AM PST
HJ Leonard says:
dawn -

I'm having difficulty understanding why you even started this thread. Was it just to complain that you're jealous and just want to garner sympathy? Or was it just to complain that you dislike your Kindle?

The folks on here just tried to give you clearer expectations and pros of having a Kindle versus the Fire, and you just keep justifying why a Fire is the only thing you'll be happy with. What did you expect? You're shooting everyone down and getting upset when the snarking starts.

If you read the reviews for the Kindle Fire, the number 1 review is very clear and from a very well respected reviewer. I recommend that you read it. If you don't wish to, his advice is that if you are looking for a tablet, great, go for the Fire. If you want an ereader, the Fire doesn't really make the muster.

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 4:05:19 AM PST
M. SOLANO says:
Dawn, you don't have to be upset. Just get yourself a Kindle Fire. When a new version of a gadget I have comes out, I usually want it. So, I sell my old one and get the new one. You'll be surprised. People pay a lot of money for used electronics.

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Last edited by the author on Jan 9, 2012 4:14:13 AM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Now I know you are lying. Troll! People don't feed this troll anymore. It is obvious she is getting off on all the attention.

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HJ Leonard says:
Clearly, you haven't read about all of the problems that the Fire has. A Fire is NOT a replacement for the Kindle. It is a tablet.

Companies sell newly developed products all the time. Take a look at Apple, as a great example. Which iPhone generation are we on right now? And why bother making iPod Touch if the iPhone does so much more (that's basically what your complaint amounts to).

Clearly you just want a Fire and want everyone to agree with you. I don't. If I get a Fire, it'll be becasue I want all of the tablet's extras. But I will NEVER give up my Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2012 4:15:12 AM PST
HJ Leonard says:
I agree, Jeff. Troll.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2012 4:17:25 AM PST
G. says:
@Dawn: I have the fire and K2. I cannot read on the Fire, the backlit display gives me a headache. The Fire, IMHO really isn't for reading more then a few minutes at time, it is more a media consumption device (movies, games, web browsing). I think the regular kindle is much better for actual reading. I use a clip on light and it works quite nicely.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2012 4:21:17 AM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Why are you people arguing with this moron?
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