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Old 10-12-2011, 06:28 PM   #61
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:14 PM   #62
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Personally after much consideration in regards to the no collections, the low battery life of only 8 hours, the inability to not expand on storage and the loss of the e-ink technology I decided to just get the Fire for my husband, who wants a tablet without being locked into a contract with a cellular company and the Touch for myself. In comparison to my k2 the touch would be the best upgrade fro me. I would have been willing to give up the e-ink and use my k2 when I needed to read in sunlight but there are too many cons to justify me wanting to give up my k2 for a Fire.

I know it was an assumption on my part but I assumed that Amazon would improve on the K4pc app and have the Fire running something similar or better, I didn't expect it to be of a lower standard than what the free app has. I would like to think that when the Fire went on sale or soon after it would have the collections functionality but since there is not guarantee, it is not worth the cost for me. It seems to me that like others have stated the Fire was made to be a wanna be ipad, and that is not something I am interested in. Maybe as I play with my husband's I may change my mind but I am sure I will be happiest with the Touch, after all I want my kindle for reading, not music, videos or apps.
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:10 PM   #63
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I went the Nook Color running CM7 route. It was utter crap. The CM7 developers never got it to work correctly. For one thing it was a battery hog, a problem they couldn't get a handle on. The Fire is cheaper and most likely won't require jailbreaking to run Android apps.
I'm running CM 7.1 on Android 2.3.7 and loving it. Works great on my Nook Color; and the battery issue has been resolved.

The Fire will require rooting if you expect to run such apps as: Blockbuster, Dropbox, Google (their entire suite), Netflix, Nook, Overdrive, Pandora, Sony Reader, Zinio.
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Old 10-14-2011, 03:46 PM   #64
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One thing I've noticed about the fire is Amazon doesn't want you to think of it as an e-reader. They don't even show a picture of the reader app on the Fire's webpage. I don't know if it's because Jeff Bezos put down reading on a tablet so much that now he has to live up to that. It's very frustrating because many people read on their tablets just fine. I have it on pre-order. I'm looking forward to some of the early reviews.

I had a nook color, but returned it because of screen bleeding. I'm wondering if I should have just exchanged it for another one??

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Old 10-14-2011, 04:19 PM   #65
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I had a nook color, but returned it because of screen bleeding. I'm wondering if I should have just exchanged it for another one??

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If you were happy with it you should have exchanged it at least once. I don't think you can compare the current NOOKcolor with the Fire. Barnes and Noble isn't offering access to audio and video content. But if Amazon content isn't an attraction, then perhaps the NOOKcolor is a better fit.
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:39 PM   #66
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It all depends on what you're looking for, the nook doesn't really have features outside of being a ebook reader, while the fire is a full fledged tablet.



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Old 10-14-2011, 10:34 PM   #67
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It all depends on what you're looking for, the nook doesn't really have features outside of being a ebook reader, while the fire is a full fledged tablet.


That's true, but I had rooted. I think the fire looks like an awesome device and I think it will be superior to the nook color - I just hope they don't gloss over the Kindle reader app features. I want it to be better than the stock android app. I have a feeling they will continue to make improvements as they get some feedback (at least I hope so)!

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Old 12-19-2011, 08:29 AM   #68
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OK, I'm reviving a very old thread here, sorry about that.

But, of course, now that the Fire is here, the problem of not having collections is still there.

Are there any workarounds? Loading mantano might help, I guess, need to look into it.

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Old 12-19-2011, 01:29 PM   #69
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I was wondering this as well. I do use my fire for reading, despite having a kindle e-ink reader, and I'd really like to have collections as well.
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Old 12-19-2011, 01:30 PM   #70
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I was wondering this as well. I do use my fire for reading, despite having a kindle e-ink reader, and I'd really like to have collections as well.
I am in the same boat. Love the collections on eInk K. Sad they aren't there on the KF, but it's not a deal breaker.

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Old 12-19-2011, 01:42 PM   #71
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It's not a deal breaker for me either. I love my fire - still wish it had collections though!
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It's not a deal breaker for me either. I love my fire - still wish it had collections though!
I use Mantano on my Fire which has collections. Who knows maybe will get collections in the upcoming Christmas update.
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Send feedback to Amazon from your Fire about the Collections. I just did. If enough people request it maybe they will add it.

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I have swamped them with feedback every chance I get.
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I have swamped them with feedback every chance I get.
Hopefully a lot of our suggestions/requests will get added.

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