Does everybody realizes that the Fire is not an e-reader, it is a tablet. It was not introduced, by Jeff Bezos as a replacement nor is it intended to be a replacement for the Kindle e-readers. Yes, you can read your kindle books on your Fire just like any other computer, tablet or smartphone but it is not an e-reader. Amazon still sells 5 very wonderful Kindle e-readers. I have no plans to get rid of my Kindle e-reader. If all I want to do is read then that's what I will use. The e-ink is easier on my eyes and the Kindle e-reader weights less and is eaiser to handle.
Does Amazon take my current Kindle as a trade-in towards the purchase of the new Fire? For how much? When the books on my current Kindle are transferred to the new Fire, is my current Kindle empty of all data?
It really does C. R.. What is so funny is that I had to practically force my sisters to take my old Kindles because they "...just love books.. the feel of them.. and smell", and now they are hooked on their Kindles. I know where they were coming from but the Kindle is so much more convenient and easier to hold. Even when I read paper books I keep it handy to use as a adictionary because I got so used to having one at my fingertips.
Joseph, right now, I have 5 devices ( 3 kindles, 1 PC's and an iPod) all registered to my account. when I purchase a book, it is available to all the devices to be downloaded or just left in my kindle account at Amazon. I would expect that when I receive the new fire, it will just be an additional device (there would be no reason for it not to be) and all the content I have ever or will ever purchase for my kindles will be available for them all!
Every time I buy a new Kindle I give my old one to a family member. By keeping them all linked to my Amazon acct any book I purchase can be read on my old devices by my sisters. If they want to buy a book they can shop and compare using their PC but they must use the Kindle to make the purchase and then re-imburse me the money. This setup works great for us and makes me wonder about Kindle co-op groups. As long as you have five people you trust you could all share one digital library. Hence dispersing the cost of ebooks. I plan on keeping my current kindle 3 and selling my 4th gen Ipod touch when I get my Kindle Fire. As a tablet, and considering you do not mind not having a camera, the Fire is a great deal in my opinion.
Yes, it is a simple procedure to go the "settings" link on the "home" page of the Kindle. Simply click the "deregister" link to deregister. The new owner can then "register" it on their own Amazon account.