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should I buy a Kindle Fire, Theo?
thank God, but they do look pretty good value if you're after a tablet. Amazon are evil though. EVIL. (Though probably none more so than Apple or Google).
do you think Theo knows if they're any good as an e-reader, or are they just basically a cheap tablet that you can also read books on (even though they don't have those fancy screens that don't hurt your eyes)?
It is better to think of it as a tablet rather than an e-reader.
If you want a 10" tablet then there are some Samsung ones in the Kindle Black Friday sale for about £240.
Personally I don't really see the point of a tablet that size because my phone is good enough to do anything I wouldn't use a laptop for in any case.
7'' is plenty i think. don't really want to be lugging around a 10 incher
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I don't mind using my phone for reading them though. I find it perfectly okay and not an issue.
It's not £199, so ignore Theo.
It is good for reading books and streaming films. Those are the things I wanted to use it for. It might be rubbish for other things, I don't know or care. Ask Theo.
Thanks in advance
but the ipads seem a little expensive to me
not technically much better, but giving something brand new is more impressive than giving something a couple of versions old
but a 7" screen will be pretty small. If it's going to be used at home more than on the move then an iPad2 is fine and the 10" is better.
But the 7" one will still connect to a TV (with the adaptor you buy separately) so you can watch iTunes TV/Film purchases on the big screen.
get the Nexus 7 rather than the Fire/Fire HD. It's not crippled.
they are good, but they are a little bit simplified and geared towards Amazon's services (although I think you can still side load android apps)
apps, and also for reading. Nothing too fancy.
But, if the e-reader side of them isn't really much cop it might be better to just stick with a phone for all the other gubbins
so it's a question of if you're happy with that sort of screen for reading as some people don't like it
nice screen, pretty good stereo speakers for a tablet, well built - it'll be a little bit more limited for apps although I expect this will get better so just take a browse round the kindle app store to see if there's enough there for you
so the Nexus 7 and the Fire are more or less the same, but with the Fire you're more tied in to the Amazon store. The Nexus will more likely have a better range of apps?
to be honest I think that while the more up to date and open state of the Nexus is technically better, for the majority of users who'll just want the basics of web, books and the odd movie or game the Kindle would be sufficient and probably simpler to use (and certainly more so for the less tech-savvy who'd feel a bit more confident downloading all there apps and content from a regulated site like Amazon than from less familiar sites, even Google)
Didn't think so.