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Initial post: Jan 23, 2013 9:54:00 AM PST
Bob in FL says:
can you read books outdoors on kindle fire hd 8.9?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2013 9:56:03 AM PST
 nospin  says:
Not as easily as on an eink kindle.

Posted on Jan 23, 2013 9:58:45 AM PST
janice399 says:
I do. It has good glare reduction. Not as good as eink kindles tlhough

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2013 10:02:53 AM PST
Most people find reading in the Fire, any model, to not be a great experience if you are outdoors in the sun. I have a Fire HD 7" and I won't even try to use it outside. It's not even great in a car.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2013 10:02:58 AM PST
 Ann says:
The Fires are tablets with backlit LCD screens. It will be much like using a laptop or smartphone outdoors. Turning the brightness up and sitting in the shade will help. If you want to be able to read in bright sunlight, an e-ink Kindle is best.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2013 2:36:33 PM PST
Bob in FL says:
Thanks, Ann
I did find a marked difference outdoors when I set the brightness setting to auto, as opposed to manually setting it.

Posted on Sep 9, 2013 6:16:02 PM PDT
Mary Gravett says:
I am thinking of replacing my Kindle Fire with Fire HD 8.9 but wondered if the connection for charging the battery is better than the Kindle Fire.

Posted on Sep 9, 2013 10:04:52 PM PDT
Retired EE says:
The KF HD 7 micro USB jack has had very few if any complaints registered on this forum. I would expect the 8.9 HD to have the same improvements on its jack. The number of 8.9's is much less than the 7's.
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