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Introducing the all-new Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Paperwhite


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Posted on Sep 6, 2012, 1:46:50 PM PDT
karenwoo says:
wish they had a buy back program or that Game Stop or someplace else will trade them

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012, 1:48:01 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012, 1:48:06 PM PDT
jph89 says:
I mean you have nobody to blame but yourself. Everybody and their Grandmother knew a new Kindle Fire was coming in the Fall.

Posted on Sep 6, 2012, 1:48:21 PM PDT
Vladimir says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012, 1:48:22 PM PDT
CLS10 says:
So why don't you just sell it yourself? You'd get more money that way, too.

Posted on Sep 6, 2012, 1:48:58 PM PDT
Kevin S. W. says:
Seems bad not having a new Kindle Keyboard available.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012, 1:50:02 PM PDT
Would like to know this as well, since my earlier question is related. AT&T lets you use play store on their branded devices. BUT, Amazon sound totally isolated, offering HBO go from the app store? Might be the price for a cheaper tablet, but for $300, you can get different tablets.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012, 1:50:07 PM PDT
I read at night/in the dark a lot, and haven't liked the lighting options available for the Kindle, but want to stick with Amazon (have prime, etc.) so I couldn't convince myself to get the comparable Nook. I figured I might as well buy the Paperwhite now and get what I can for my Touch before it is two (or more) versions behind and not worth anything.

Posted on Sep 6, 2012, 1:50:40 PM PDT
S. Lewis says:
The new Paperwhite does not have speakers. So, you can not listen to audables on it. None of the new Kindles released today have Text-To-Talk. The customer service people I talked to said that the people buying Kindles did not want this feature. In other words the Paperwhite is the same as the $69 kindle except that it is a little clearer and the screen lights up. I don't believe it is worth the money.

Posted on Sep 6, 2012, 1:50:44 PM PDT
I'm very lame on figuring out the technology. My primary interest is movies. Will I have limits in how many I can download and watch? And I'm assuming with the new $499 version, I can do this without access to Wi Fi?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012, 1:51:33 PM PDT
"Free Skype HD Video Calls
Get face-to-face with friends, family and over 500 million Skype users around the world. Kindle Fire HD includes the Skype app pre-installed and features a front-facing video camera for free high-definition video calls at home or abroad."

Posted on Sep 6, 2012, 1:52:15 PM PDT
M says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012, 1:53:31 PM PDT
AT&T is $15.00 a month for 25MB. $50 a year isn't so bad. Not everything can be free to enjoy content. Who streams movies on the go? You can't watch a movie and drive - maybe on a plane but you're not allowed to stream there either. I think 25mb a month for a year for $50 isn't bad, if you're just checking email and updating Facebook. But you do that on your phone - so why even get it in the first place?

Posted on Sep 6, 2012, 1:53:43 PM PDT
Although I find strage the price gap between 4G and wifi only model, and not so good data plan (although for only one payment of $50 is actually very good), I LOVE this new Kindle Fire HD. If I have any money I will definetely get the wifi only model.

My only concern will be Flash player. Will it have Flash? I hope so, although I doubt it.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012, 1:54:23 PM PDT
You best get a conventional tablet. This new Fire beats the Nexus six ways past Sunday, but it is also designed as a consumption devise for Amazon media...so save yourself the trouble and look elsewhere.

Posted on Sep 6, 2012, 1:54:47 PM PDT
Sad to see that the Kindle family STILL doesn't have the capacity to add storage in the form of an SD/microSD card and/or a USB flash drive. I guess Amazon's business model is that they want you to buy everything from them and store stuff on their cloud, but I really want a device onto which I can load music and movies I already own. 32GB is just not enough storage.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012, 1:54:53 PM PDT
S. Lewis says:
No, there are no speakers at all on the new Paperwhite. I called Tech support and they said that the customers did not want this feature on the Kindles,

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012, 1:55:13 PM PDT
The old Fire has Flash...why would you assume the new one doesn't?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012, 1:55:15 PM PDT
B. F. says:
I'm not talking about the screen changes. I'm talking about the OS changes like the new fonts, text sizes, and time to read.

Posted on Sep 6, 2012, 1:55:23 PM PDT
Austinhorn says:
Are there external physical volume controls on any of the new Kindles?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012, 1:56:05 PM PDT
S. Lewis says:
None!!!!!!! Customer service said that this was not wanted.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012, 1:56:17 PM PDT
Kindle Paperwhite doesn't seem to have the Text-to-Speech feature. This is very unfortunate, since the built-in light feature is very nice. I bought a Kindle Touch yesterday, still in box, waiting for the new Kindle announcement to see if I'd rather keep the Kindle Touch or buy a new PaperWhite. I think I'll keep the Touch. I like the text-to-speech feature.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012, 1:56:33 PM PDT
S. Lewis says:
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Posted on Sep 6, 2012, 1:57:17 PM PDT
lee_unit says:
What happens if you go over 250MB? The silence tells me we won't like the answer.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012, 1:57:24 PM PDT
Was interested in the Paperwhite until I saw that it had only 2GB of on-device storage. Until Amazon enables customers to edit the meta data for our purchased eBooks--to facilitate grouping them by series and displaying them in order, not to mention standardizing an author's name so that all books by that author display in the same location--I will continue to side-load from Calibre, and I want to load ALL of my books because I do not know which ones I'll want to read. But I do know that I will want to read them in order. So, sadly, the Paperwhite is not for me this go around.
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