Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Amazon Kindle > Kindle Fire

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-24-2012, 12:52 PM   #1
sherbearjt08
Connoisseur
sherbearjt08 began at the beginning.
 
sherbearjt08's Avatar
 
Posts: 75
Karma: 10
Join Date: Dec 2009
Device: PRS-300
Kindle Fire HD 8.9" - when can we see it?

Does anyone know or have you heard of any stores that will be getting one in so we can see it in person before ordering? I am torn between the two sizes (i currently have an original Fire that I am giving to my husband).
sherbearjt08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2012, 02:00 PM   #2
Nate the great
Sir Penguin of Edinburgh
Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Nate the great's Avatar
 
Posts: 10,409
Karma: 3261181
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: DC Metro area
Device: Shake a stick plus 1
Mine is not shipping until late November.
Nate the great is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2012, 04:43 PM   #3
robertc88
Fanatic
robertc88 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.robertc88 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.robertc88 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.robertc88 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.robertc88 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.robertc88 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.robertc88 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.robertc88 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.robertc88 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.robertc88 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.robertc88 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 555
Karma: 1579999
Join Date: Jan 2011
Device: none
It will probably be in demo mode in stores. Is that enough to help for a decision?

Best Buy has preorder availability now but no release date as of yet. I don't think they put out the 7" until the day or night before it was released, at least not at my local store anyway from what I remember.
robertc88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 02:10 PM   #4
robertc88
Fanatic
robertc88 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.robertc88 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.robertc88 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.robertc88 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.robertc88 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.robertc88 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.robertc88 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.robertc88 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.robertc88 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.robertc88 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.robertc88 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 555
Karma: 1579999
Join Date: Jan 2011
Device: none
Nothing in my area yet but again even if they have it, my store waits till release date usually for demo display.

Cannot wait it see it. Another upgrade? Maybe!
robertc88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2012, 03:46 PM   #5
BenG
Wizard
BenG ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BenG ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BenG ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BenG ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BenG ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BenG ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BenG ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BenG ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BenG ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BenG ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BenG ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
BenG's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,635
Karma: 57730000
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Alpha Ralpha Boulevard
Device: Paperwhite
They had them at the local Best buy this morning.
BenG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 12:15 PM   #6
Zimmy
Enthusiast
Zimmy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Zimmy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Zimmy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Zimmy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Zimmy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Zimmy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Zimmy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Zimmy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Zimmy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Zimmy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Zimmy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 34
Karma: 504022
Join Date: Feb 2012
Device: Kindle Touch
Strange.
This was a mind blowing device at its h/w and price point when announced.

It has supposedly been released for three days and not a single, "I got one!" post to be found.

I wonder what the longevity of this device will be.
Zimmy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 12:49 PM   #7
WillysJeepMan
Guru
WillysJeepMan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WillysJeepMan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WillysJeepMan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WillysJeepMan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WillysJeepMan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WillysJeepMan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WillysJeepMan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WillysJeepMan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WillysJeepMan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WillysJeepMan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WillysJeepMan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
WillysJeepMan's Avatar
 
Posts: 643
Karma: 2877892
Join Date: Dec 2010
Device: Aluratek Libre Pro, Kobo Touch, KFHD 7, GTab 2 7.0, Surface RT, iPad4,
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zimmy View Post
Strange.
This was a mind blowing device at its h/w and price point when announced.

It has supposedly been released for three days and not a single, "I got one!" post to be found.

I wonder what the longevity of this device will be.
I believe the reality of how gimped the KFHD is has finally sunk in and even at that price point, it isn't very appealing.

Having said that, should the hacking community discover a way to flash custom firmware on any of the KFHD devices THEN we'll see some traction.
WillysJeepMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 02:46 PM   #8
Jessica Lares
Wizard
Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Jessica Lares ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Jessica Lares's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,839
Karma: 5643650
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Near Dallas, Texas, USA
Device: Kindle Paperwhite 2, iPad Mini, iPod Touch (5th gen)
A lot of people's orders don't start shipping until late this week or next week. Mine was estimated Nov. 27 before I cancelled it and I ordered right then and there during the announcement.

And yes, the bootloader is proving to be a huge issue. The original KF is about to get 4.2, and the HD models are nowhere close.

Last edited by Jessica Lares; 11-19-2012 at 02:48 PM.
Jessica Lares is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 02:51 PM   #9
jswinden
Astrophotographer
jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
jswinden's Avatar
 
Posts: 5,227
Karma: 5642618
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: USA
Device: iPad Mini 2, iPhone 5, Nexus 7.2
I've got the Kindle Fire HD 7" and text rendering is better on it than on my iPad3. The iPad3 might have slightly crisper text, though that is difficult to see for certain, but overall, text rendered on the Fire HD 7" is darker and more readable thus causing less eye strain. Well for my eyes it is. So my Kindle Fire HD 7" makes an excellent LCD eBook reader.

Unfortunately, that is where my praise ends for the Fire HD. The interface is truly beyond sucky, and having to find workarounds for apps that require root access is a royal PITA. I'm not a big fan of Android to begin with, but Amazon's tweaked, limited version of Android is especially sucky. I think a lot of first time Kindle Fire HD 7" and 8.9" owners will soon learn this after receiving their units. For people who are perfectly happy to live totally within the Amazon Cloud, then these tablets are pretty darn good. For those wishing to live beyond the Amazon Cloud I think there will be disappointment.

I knew the limitations well before I bought my Fire HD and I bought it for one thing only, reading books. In my case, it is well worth the price for that function alone.
jswinden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 09:14 PM   #10
Shack70
Guru
Shack70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Shack70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Shack70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Shack70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Shack70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Shack70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Shack70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Shack70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Shack70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Shack70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Shack70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Shack70's Avatar
 
Posts: 774
Karma: 1043626
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: York, Pa
Device: Kindle 3, Kindle Fire, Ipod Touch 2G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad, Kobo
I was in the local Best Buy today and asked about the demo unit. I was told Amazon has not released the demo units yet. They were willing to open one and help me set it up in the store if I purchased it first for a fee. I thought this was funny and played along. I asked how they would help set up a tablet. They can help you log into your Amazon account on the device or show you how to create a new one. So they were willing to charge me extra to enter my information into the Kindle HD. Thanks Best Buy! You just lost a sale. Ill order it from from Amazon and I don't care how long it takes to show up even if you have a million of them in your store. No wonder they are close to going out of business.
Shack70 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 01:08 PM   #11
jswinden
Astrophotographer
jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
jswinden's Avatar
 
Posts: 5,227
Karma: 5642618
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: USA
Device: iPad Mini 2, iPhone 5, Nexus 7.2
Chances are they would have mucked up the set up! The BB sales staff are not very bright.
jswinden is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Amazon Kindle Fire Has Dulled eReader Market In Q1 2012" scrapking General Discussions 13 03-11-2012 07:51 PM
"Kindle Pen" Coming Soon to New, Larger Fire? Skydog Kindle Fire 8 03-10-2012 01:34 PM
Kindle Fire: also missing "section/articles" in all news mkgtu Devices 3 11-21-2011 10:14 AM
Anyone Else Concerned About the "Up to 8 Hours" Battery Spec. for Kindle Fire? Batman Jr. Kindle Fire 45 10-19-2011 07:32 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:18 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.