Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'iPad' started by poloponies, Mar 29, 2012.
Amazon's selling at $139, so if you absolutely have to have a 7" tablet, here's your chance.
If I had some disposable income, I'd do it. That's not a bad price at all and well worth it.
I saw that . I really like my Fire but it's locked down in a different way. As I've told people before I do not recommend this over an iPad but if you go in knowing what it does I like it.
Also I originally wished it had the e-ink but reading on it is very enjoyable.
Keep in mind, these are refurbished units. Not new ones.
Why a Fire instead of a Galaxy Tab or Galaxy Note?
$139 is very cheap, though. I guess I'll be putting CM9 on it. I hate stock.
I'd spend $200 on the original Galaxy Tab 7" instead if I were you.
More fully featured tablet.
Where can one get a Galaxy Tab for $200.
If you want a 7" Android tablet, skip both the Fire and the Galaxy Tab. Go for a Nook Tablet and root it. Almost all the reviews agree that it has the best screen out there. I have one and enjoy tinkering with it...for what it is at any rate.
I agree. The screen on those are nice.
Returning my iPad 3 and going to use my Kindle Fire. I just realized I haven't used my iPad 3 in a week...its just sitting in the corner of my bedroom. Lol.
Just purchased a Kindle Fire for $139, just realized thats nearly four iPad 3's (Base Model) with tax. Probably will barely use the Kindle Fire after I root it. I'd rather use my Macbook or iPhone to browse. Nevertheless, $139 is a steal and isn't much money.
I don't see the Kindle Fire as a tablet replacement really as much as just a nice thing to have if you're really into your Amazon Prime membership and what it offers for/with that service. If you're not big on Amazon Prime, then it's probably not worth having just as a tablet outside of that. If you're not interested in Amazon Prime and you still want a smaller tablet like this, totally get a Nook Tablet.
I would possibly consider getting a refurbished model if I was more sold on their video service. And I want to see how their next model improves.
Anyone try the latest OS update on the Fire? Is it a lot better now than when it was first released?
I had a little trouble finding the link to the refurbished ones on Amazon's home page. Here's a link for anyone who cares.
Well, probably wouldn't be as bad as my new iPad if dropped in the bathtub.
yes it is better and gives some control (sideloaded apps do make it a better device) but i wish it had ICS on it
amazon is more restrictive than apple on their apps and stuff
I would just wait for a Nexus Tab for few more $.
The Fire 2 should be out this year with higher resolution. Better yet, the 7.85" iPad rumor.
i thought i read/heard somewhere that it's supposed to be out late 3Q or early 4Q, though i wish they could do it with e-ink
I have one if you're really interested
My curiosity was already satisfied when my nephew got one for his birthday. Laggy POS. But for that price, even a laggy POS could be a good option for some. Would be fun for this alone: http://rootkindlefire.com/
Must have used it with the factory firmware cause with the latest upgrade it runs smooth.
You can also turn it into a full fledged android tablet if one wishes, I haven't done it yet but supposedly it runs fine.
I can't see why anyone wouldnt get one at its price, definitely worth it even if you have an ipad, might convince some that a 7.85 ipad wouldn't be such a bad idea. Its much easier to type on than my other android tablet (10.1).
I wouldn't recommend it if one wants to use apps as its main feature (unless you're going to unlock it) because amazon's app store is still lacking which is suprising considering it is the number 1 selling android tablet.
Got my Kindle Fire and put ICS on it. It satisfies my needs and isn't laggy at all. I have the Android Market Place (Or Google Play) on it and it is a full fledge Android tablet. I got all this for $139! Definitely can't beat that price. I will miss my new iPad, but definitely not going back to it due to lack of use. By the way, Angry Birds Space looks great on the Kindle Fire.
The first Galaxy tab when Ipad 1 launched was 7" so it's nothing new just another tablet.
I'd much rather get a Blackberry Playbook. The 16gb is $199 (brand new). A much more powerful and serious 7" tablet in my opinion. I have one, and it comes in a close 2nd to the iPad.