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OK, let's get my technophilia out of the way first. I have an iTouch, an iPhone, a Kindle 2 (now my wife's) a Kindle 3, have had my Kindle Fire for about a month, and a Gingerbread rooted color nook. I have used, but not purchased, an iPad (1st generation only.) The Fire and Kindle 3 are may favorite devices (although the iTouch is great for reading in bed, it being so small.) The Fire takes some getting used to as it handles files and recent purchases differently. I know some have complained that it doesn't hide what you were doing if someone else picks it up. Frankly I don't care who sees what I have been reading or watching. I've sent documents to my Fire through Readbility and it works great. I love the screen. Yes, I wish the on/off button were in a different place, but I easily adapted to it. Yes, I wish it had an external volume button, but once familiar with the software it's second nature. I have listened to my music in the Amazon cloud and watched Netflix and Amazon movies (these could use better buffering.) I could have bought an iPad but they really don't compete, especially since the iPad is double that of the Fire. Would I buy the Fire again? Absolutely. The Kindle 3 and Fire complement each other nicely and the Amazon software beats Kobo and B&N hands down (I have accounts with them too.) Did I mention I was a software junkie, too?
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Initial post: Dec 13, 2011 6:23:19 PM PST
I see the Fire as a larger-screened iTouch. Sorry to hear about the buffering for Netflix and Amazon - that's what I am going to buy it for a its primary use.
Posted on Dec 13, 2011 6:30:52 PM PST
Amazon Customer says:
Do you know anything about the Ematic 7" book 4GB book reader? How does that compare to these other devices?
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2011 6:36:09 PM PST
Eric C. Welch says:
I'm not sure it's the buffering, could be my internet, although I rarely have the problem with my rooted nook. If you want a very inexpensive Android tablet, buy a color nook and get a bootable sd root card from any number of folks. Works great.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2011 6:37:39 PM PST
Eric C. Welch says:
Only what I read. I wouldn't touch anything that didn't access the Android app market.
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