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Old 04-02-2013, 02:39 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by ErikaGC View Post
For starters, I have the Kindle (no keyboard), I use often. Really love it, but somehow I feel like it is time for a change. So I have been considering the Kindle Fire HD.
I have the Kindle 4 (no-touch) that I got December 2011 and just got the Kindle Fire HD December 2012, so it sounds like you're in the same place I was just a few months ago. There's definitely advantages to both, and you will probably find yourself using both for different functions.

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What I was wondering was, will I be able to have my ebooks on the kindle fire? Since I have some downloaded ebooks and some bought, I don't want to get the KFHD if I wont be able to read the downloaded ebooks. Will I still be able to transfer them as easily as the Kindle? Can I still use Calibre? If I CAN still have the downloaded ebooks will I be able to edit them and send them to the KFHD?
Yes to....all of that. The only books I've downloaded to my Fire are the ones from Calibre. I don't keep Amazon-only books on there as I do my Kindle 4. The reason is because of functionality. Out of the box, without app integration, there's not really a collections system on the Fire HD, so if you're like me and have hundreds of books you normally keep on your device, it's a bit cumbersome. However, if you keep a small archive on the device, it's not bad. Also, with the new update, you get time-to-read functionality, which I'm starting to enjoy. And reading full-color comics on the Fire HD cannot be beat! That's one of the things I love most about reading on the Fire HD.

Be aware that Calibre / Kindle Fire HD don't work well together on Windows XP, but they work fine on Windows 7 (I use my Win7 computer for my Fire, my XP for my Kindle 4, with the archives shared between them).

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Would also like your opinion on the KFHD. Should I even be considering getting it?
It depends on what you want to use it for. Do you just want an e-reader (color ability not important)? Then a tablet might be overkill. Do you want the ability to use apps, check email, read color comics, watch high-quality videos, and have the functionality of a tablet? Then the Kindle Fire HD is great and you should definitely consider it.
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