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Initial post: Nov 8, 2012 9:12:27 AM PST
I'd like to know if 3G/4G will be offered on the 7" Kindle Fire HD.
I want a small tablet, with the abilities of the bigger tablets.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 9:15:06 AM PST
"I want a small tablet, with the abilities of the bigger tablets."

I'd like a small pony, with the abilities of a full-size horse. Alas, my genetic engineering team are a bunch of slackers.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 9:16:48 AM PST
MommaCat says:
Yes, my VW runs like a Ferrari. Shouldn't the Fire be the same. Jeez Erich!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 10:12:15 AM PST
You're just talking to fellow customers here. If you want Amazon to consider your suggestion, you need to write them at kindle-feedback@amazon.com.

I will add, though, that one of the reasons smaller tablets don't have all the capabilities of bigger tablets is simply their size; each component, like a 4G transmitter, requires extra room that is currently very hard to put in a 7" form factor that people won't think is too bulky. Technologies improve all the time; just be patient.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 11:10:04 AM PST
Dragi Raos says:
Lorenda, Amazon has not announced such a version.

However, an easy workaround is using a smartphone with WiFi tethering ("personal mobile hotspot") capability, or similar dedicated device (search for "MiFi") - they connect to internet via cellular network, and your Fire connects to WiFi access point they create.

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 11:47:29 AM PST
There aren't any 7in tablets on the market right now with built in 3G/4G, although the iPad Mini 7.85in has the option as well as a rumored upcoming version of the Nexus 7.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 12:11:37 PM PST
I know that, that is why I asked if Kindle had any plans for future development (or meant to specifically ask). And, the iPad mini doesn't have 3G it has cellular connection ability. I didn't want to move away from Kindle to get access to "more".

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 12:14:28 PM PST
erm, not to quibble, but 3G, 4G and 4G LTE are all "cellular connections."

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 12:16:08 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 8, 2012 12:17:59 PM PST
J. Donahue says:
I'm not seeing what the difference is between 3G and "cellular connection ability".

ETA to say after some thought, I think the OP wants FREE 3G/4G (like the e-readers) so she can stream stuff on the Fire without having to pay for a data plan.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 12:18:40 PM PST
No silly - 3G uses thought beams transmitted around the Earth my very small gnomes who are imbedded in the circuit boards.

You think 3G is a cellular connection? pffft... that's just crazy talk.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 12:20:23 PM PST
It never ceases to amaze me how ignorant people can be; nor can I understand why people feel to need to be sarcastic and mean. Do they really think it makes them appear intelligent?!?!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 12:21:37 PM PST
Thanks, appreciate the clarification.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 12:36:37 PM PST
Is that rhetorical question, or would you like a proper answer?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:42:52 PM PST
B. Marks says:
Often, in a forum where people discuss without vocal tones but just words, it's easy to interpret someone's poking fun as sarcastic and mean. That seems to happen most often in these forums when someone makes a mistake and gets teased a bit about it, as you did.

Barry

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2012 1:03:55 AM PST
Dragi Raos says:
So, do you think that tethering smartphone/MiFi workaround would work for you?
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