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Old 08-27-2012, 03:33 PM   #21
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but im the admin. (its acutally been posted there, we just havent started discussing it yet.)
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:13 PM   #22
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It will be for reading books, so I guess another Keyboard should be it.

What's the battery life on the Kindle Fire anyway?
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Kindle fire sucks, for the same price you can get a Nexus 7 with better processor, screen, battery life and more memory.
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:28 PM   #24
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Battery life of a Kindle Fire is the same as most other tablets. Certainly not like a "regular" Kindle.
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Get a regular kindle. If you don't have a unending crave to buy the newest and best tech, you can live your life in peace without a tablet. I have one myself, and STILL don't buy tablet computing as the future.

Get an e-ink kindle and read away. Otherwise if you want to be awesome get a nexus 7.
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:50 PM   #26
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Get a regular kindle. If you don't have a unending crave to buy the newest and best tech, you can live your life in peace without a tablet. I have one myself, and STILL don't buy tablet computing as the future.
It's not the future. Tablets do certain things very well, but they also do a lot of things very terribly. They may be "The Future" for a limited dataset of activities, but that's it. They do anything else terribly.
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I completely agree.

From what I can tell, that makes 2 of us.

[email protected] my roommate trying to convince me his "magic trackpad" is better than a mouse. It's been 40 years, and we have yet to find a better input method than keyboard and mouse. The mouse will live until we have decent neural input.

Edit: and by "future" I mean "future PC". Of course nobody is going to run a tablet as a server.

But again, more off-topic rambling.

Unfortunately for OP, the only new Kindle Keyboard I see available is a 3g model. Not sure if out of stock, or discontinued.
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:58 PM   #28
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Now, should I get a Kindle Fire, or just another Keyboard?
Assuming you want to actually read books on it, scratch the Fire, or any other tablet with an active display. I've tried it, and compared to the good ole' e-ink, they suck. I've also become a huge fan of only having to charge once a month or so, and you can forget that with any active-display tablet.

Personally, I skipped the whole keyboard bit and went straight to the current-gen, basic, ad-supported, wifi-only model. It's so small and light that I can literally slip it into the front pocket of my jeans, which is handy when moving between the waiting area at the gate, the ticket check, and the actual aircraft at boarding time. I can easily grab it and continue reading while waiting in the jetway for the forty passengers in front of me to be told that their thirty cubic-foot carryon bag will not fit into the overhead bin, and so on. If you often use the search feature, then go for the touchscreen model instead- navigating the OSK with only the D-pad can be slightly tedious, though I don't often use it.


That said, I wish I'd have waited two months, as the B&N Nook now has a backlit e-ink screen. (NOOK Simple Touch™ with GlowLight™.) That would be convenient at times, such as when I want to lie on the couch and read without having to fire up the big lamp. BARNES & NOBLE | NOOK Simple Touch



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P.S. I carried a mini-iceberg I fetched from a lake next to an Alaskan glacier during a 5-hour canoeing trip, back to the ship bar and had it turned into martinis and margaritas.
This is the very definition of awesome.
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I've had Nooks since they came out. I didn't like some things about the Kindles (like the keyboard and not being able to remove/change battery..etc.) so I stick with Nooks.

If you read books most of the time then eINK. If you browse the interwebnets or read your Runway magazines all the time then get a Tablet.
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So after updating to ICS yesterday, and doing a fresh factory wipe, my new Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is officially awesome.

Yes, I doubt it will ever replace the laptop as the best mobile computing device. But for the 80% of stuff that you do every day (email, facebook, browsing, pics and video, etc), it's nearly perfect.
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Well I went back to the bar where I left it and noticed a camera. I asked the ship's Customer Service guy to tell Security the (narrow) time window when I left it, and I guess they reviewed the video and sent Luigi with a baseball bat to "interview" the perp. I got it back.
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Good for you. The Kindle Fire is out of stock and no new stock is expected.
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get an ipod and download audio books like i do.

then go swiming and have y8s fix it for oyu.

At first I was into audiobooks then I realized they are for trogs because most of them are mega abridged
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