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Kindle fire 3G add-on, and writers keyboard.

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Initial post: Oct 3, 2011, 8:08:10 AM PDT
I hope that they intend to create a 3G dongle, one that might be able to be used with and without paid service. One that can be used with any kindle-device, or future kindle-device. (So we don't have to keep paying for a new dongle with every device, just transfer it from one device to the next, or only use it on the device we want to make mobile.)

Mostly, I want a writers keyboard add-on. Not a ghetto-keyboard, one writers would actually use. That would turn this tablet into the best field-writer in existence. (As opposed to a horrible laptop which just sucks-up power. Power that is not needed for simply writing and editing.)

That would also expand these devices into school-zones. Unlike a laptop, the tablet would be more than welcome. Especially if it could simply KNOW the users classes, and download the homework and related book-chapters, allowing them to type-up the homework answers, and deliver it blindly. (Having access to the relevant tools on the net, related to school research would just be an added bonus. Not the .com junk, but the .edu stuff, or a new form... .lit or .ref or .lib etc...)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2011, 8:10:25 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2011, 8:12:03 AM PDT
Erich says:
"I hope that they intend to create a 3G dongle, one that might be able to be used with and without paid service. "

The odds of Amazon (or anyone else) making a 3G dongle that gives you free 3G service is only slightly more likely than the odds that I'll hit a home run in the upcoming World Series. Stay tuned, it could happen.

As for your keyboard request. The Fire is intended to be a media CONSUMPTION device, not a content creation device. They didn't have any intention of allowing this sort of thing to be easy or possible. It's not a defect or oversight, it's a feature. If you want a content creation tablet, you're better off with an iPad.

Posted on Oct 3, 2011, 8:31:15 AM PDT
Having a dongle is dependant on the device. The device would control what limitations are. (Free, I am referring to amazon services, not casual browsing. That would be a pay-service, which amazon could also sell. The dongle would only work on these devices, since it requires software, and service numbers, etc... Device ID...)

As for the content creation... You would think Amazon would WANT creators making things for them to sell. As it stands now... The only thing slowing my book down, is having to drag my laptop around everywhere, and finding a plug. (Because the OS itself drains 90% of the power, sitting idle, doing nothing. (I would love a USB keyboard for my e-ink kindle. Then I can use note-pad, or whatever that cheap program is, to write a few chapters. That program doesn't have the ability to write more than a few pages. But the device is capable of such a program... there just isn't one yet.)

Posted on Oct 3, 2011, 9:09:52 AM PDT
Erich or anyone, if you can access your e-mail from K fire, but can't respond to it? my apologies for the ignorance but I'm not sure what a dongle is either. Tx for the help

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2011, 9:58:38 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 3, 2011, 9:59:10 AM PDT
Erich says:
It will have a "virtual keyboard", much like what you see on some smartphones, like the iPhone. You can type on them, but it's not the best for long messages. If you just need to respond with a short message like, "Grandma - thanks for the garden gnome you sent for my birthday! My dachshund has already peed on it and tried to eat it's head! Love, Erich", it will work fine. If you're going to try and write a PhD dissertation on the lipid synthesis pathways of the Australian Cane Beetle, well, it's not going to be your best choice.

Posted on Oct 3, 2011, 10:03:34 AM PDT
Does anyone know if you can use the kindle fire on the beach or at the pool.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2011, 10:05:21 AM PDT
Erich says:
No... it stops working when it gets within 100 feet of any body of water larger than a typical household bathtub.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2011, 10:07:42 AM PDT
T. E. Maddox says:
It can be used but you will most likely have issues with screen glare.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2011, 10:48:44 AM PDT
A dongle is just a fancy name for a piece of hardware that contains a unique ID. It would be like a modem, with a specific user. Or a cell-phone sim-card, but with 3G inside the sim-card, along with the ID.

EG. You plug it in, to any device, like a webcam. However, the computer/web knows that is YOUR webcam, not just any webcam. John Doe's camera, allowed to run on John Doe's kindle, and not Sue SMith's kindle. (So sue can't steal it, and use it, without your knowledge. And you don't have to reprogram your kindle when you sell it... just remove the dongle, and put it on your new device. Like people do with cell-phones. They remove the sim-card, and put it in the new phone. Now that makes any phone John Doe's phone, once you confirm with the phone company that it is your new phone. As we would do on amazon, in our account settings, or with a login.)

Posted on Jan 15, 2012, 2:45:33 PM PST
MrJohnson says:
What if it is possible to take the 3G from the kindle keyboard and intergrate it with the fire.... humm looks like I have work to do. Every thing can be modded

Posted on Oct 27, 2013, 1:06:26 PM PDT
add on keyboard kindle

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 27, 2013, 1:10:29 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Why not just get a wifi device from a provider that you can attach anything with wifi to it??
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