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Old Feb 18, 2012, 11:05 AM   #1
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iPad 3 $250?

So I'm thinking of buying a Kindle Fire, but with rumors of an iPad "mini" coming out, do you think the price would be anywhere close to $250? Or should I just go with the Kindle Fire?
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Old Feb 18, 2012, 11:08 AM   #2
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I highly doubt an iPad Mini is coming out.
I would buy an iPad 2 when the iPad 3 is released if money is a concern, it's still a much better device than the Kindle Fire.
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Old Feb 18, 2012, 11:10 AM   #3
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I highly doubt an iPad mini will be coming out. I also don't think you'll care much for Kindle Fire if you've played with an iPad 2 at all.
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Old Feb 18, 2012, 11:21 AM   #4
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So I'm thinking of buying a Kindle Fire, but with rumors of an iPad "mini" coming out, do you think the price would be anywhere close to $250? Or should I just go with the Kindle Fire?
I have Kindle I have iPad 2, definitely whait for iPad 3 and whait till iPad 2 price drops. Kindle just isn't good at all.
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Old Feb 18, 2012, 11:31 AM   #5
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Kindle fire sucks. Dont buy one.
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Old Feb 18, 2012, 11:39 AM   #6
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A rooted kindle fire is actually really nice. I do love the iPad 2 but the KF has better screen resolution.
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Old Feb 18, 2012, 12:38 PM   #7
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If Apple makes an iPad mini (or an iPad with a stylus) I will eat my hat.
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Old Feb 18, 2012, 12:48 PM   #8
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Keep saving your money and get an iPad!
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ipad 2 is leaps ahead of the kindle fire.
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Old Feb 18, 2012, 12:51 PM   #10
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We'll see a $499 starting price for the next iPad to be optimistic.
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 01:14 PM   #11
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kindle fire sucks

either get a regular kindle which does reads fine or get an iPad which does everything and better
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 02:17 PM   #12
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not even a slight change apple will release a smaller tablet. They are all about non-fragmentation and that would create a hurdle for developers to scale down the current non-retina apps to the smaller more pixel, dense screen.
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 02:27 PM   #13
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I have a Kindle Fire and it's an excellent device for what it is..which is a reader. Smaller and lighter than an iPad, and while you can get the Kindle app on the iPad, it isn't the same experience. If you want to read, then get a Fire. If you want an all around experience you should get the iPad. I have both and they are much different devices I think.

For what it is worth, I absolutely love my Kindle Fire.
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 03:25 PM   #14
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If you want to read buy a regular kindle or nook. If you want a good tablet buy an iPad. If you want to settle for a choppy, sluggish UI with stretched phone apps buy a fire. I am sorry but the kindle fire is not more than a cheap Chinese tablet with an Amazon content wrapper.
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I have a Kindle Fire and it's an excellent device for what it is..which is a reader. Smaller and lighter than an iPad, and while you can get the Kindle app on the iPad, it isn't the same experience. If you want to read, then get a Fire. If you want an all around experience you should get the iPad. I have both and they are much different devices I think.

For what it is worth, I absolutely love my Kindle Fire.
Good to know, thanks! Yea for what I plan on doing the Kindle Fire seems more suited than the iPad.

Also, I actually just bought a Kindle Fire, so it should be here Wednesday. $180 refurbished through Amazon. So not a bad deal at all.
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