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Old 11-29-2011, 10:41 AM
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Except for missing the point. The fire has access to amazon's cloud drives. Local storage is only what you would need if you didn't have access to the cloud.
Holiday travel = no access to the cloud. Point not missed.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:42 AM
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Except for missing the point. The fire has access to amazon's cloud drives. Local storage is only what you would need if you didn't have access to the cloud.
That's just silly. I'm annoyed that I would have to refute this.
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E, have you been using your Kindle? Thoughts?
I like it a lot. I read the equivalent of about 350 paper pages on it last week. I have a handful of complaints, but generally I like it.

I'm collecting my thoughts in a text file. I'll probably publish them in some form eventually.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:48 AM
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Holiday travel = no access to the cloud. Point not missed.
How many hours of movies do you need for travel? Or are your relatives Luddites without internet?
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:58 AM
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The new Kindle Touch models are getting great reviews. The Fire, however, sounds very underwhelming. The consensus seems to be that it's about what you would expect for a $200 multi-media tablet. It's not going to be very satisfying for people holding out for a non-iPad iPad.
I went with a kindle over touch. From what I've read/seen, the touch screen is slow and unresponsive.
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:02 PM
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What does the iphone hotspot add on cost? I was looking around on att and didn't even see an option to add it to my account. Maybe they're making things difficult if you have an old unlimited iphone data add on.
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I went with a kindle over touch. From what I've read/seen, the touch screen is slow and unresponsive.
Compared to iOS, it is definitely slow and laggy. I would not call it "unresponsive," however, because I've never seen it not react to a touch.

99% of the time, all I need for it to do is turn the page when I touch it. It does that just fine.
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my wife's iPad is sometimes slow to respond, like when playing solitaire (E, please correct me if I misspell something. Thanks.). I'll tap a card and nothing will happen at first. I wait a second or three and then the card will move. It's mostly on the first one or two turns of a card when starting a new game.
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Compared to iOS, it is definitely slow and laggy. I would not call it "unresponsive," however, because I've never seen it not react to a touch.

99% of the time, all I need for it to do is turn the page when I touch it. It does that just fine.
I also prefer the buttons for turning a page. I've also read that because of the display, the screen is a little annoying to clean. I know there will be fingerprints either way, but I figure it will be less with a non-touch.
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:56 PM
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Compared to iOS, it is definitely slow and laggy.
I'd put most of that on the technological difference between the two devices. With the e-ink, the display has to be cleared and then reset - granted with each generation that lag time has dropped.
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