Tablets Does having Amazon Prime make the Fire HD best option for 7"?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by sigamy, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. sigamy macrumors 65816

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    My son is asking for a 7" tablet for Christmas. We are an Apple household, but if I can save some money and go for either the Nexus 7 or Fire HD, I'm open to it.

    One of the main uses will be for him to take it to school to read books. I have Amazon Prime and the free book downloads is a very nice feature. Not to mention the Prime Videos.

    He'll also want to surf, play games, watch Youtube and movies.

    Anyone here have a Fire HD? Are you happy with it? Any regrets?
     
  2. bigboar macrumors 6502

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    can't you get the kindle and amazon prime apps on the nexus 7? seems like the nexus would still be better if so as you would be open to the whole android system. I know the amazon instant video app is on iOS as I have it on my ipad and I am sure the kindle app is available also. I just keep thinking g of reading how the fire limits you to amazon which I wouldn't like. I have no experience with it and am only goi g off what I have read so I don't have first hand experience.
     
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  4. sigamy thread starter macrumors 65816

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  5. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    FYI, syncing or doing anything on the Fire HD with a Mac = PITA. I don't know if the N7 uses MTP, but you better look into that before anything else. Otherwise you're a lot better buying the iPad Mini. N7 can use the YouTube app, the Kindle would have to be rooted to do so since Flash is no longer supported.
     

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