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Old 11-17-2011, 07:15 AM   #1
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Anyone With Kindle Fire Also Have A Xoom??

Hey guys, any of you have the new Kindle Fire and also have a Motorola Xoom? Which one would you say is better?? I know the Xoom is more expensive but the Kindle Fire is looking pretty nice as well.

I'm kind of having buyer's remorse right now with my Xoom...
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:12 AM   #2
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Just a general suggestion, if you can get the Xoom for about 50-75 bucks more and don't rely/ don't want to rely heavily on Amazon services (ebooks are just the same every Android device), go for it...
Pros (imo): bigger screen with more pixels, same density (for PDFs), more flexible OS, more memory in the device, longer battery time...
Cons: heavier (about 300 grams), bigger overall, if small size is what you're looking for the Fire is probably the better choice... I myself have a Kindle for that...
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:53 AM   #3
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I have the Xoom 4G and would NOT want to be without it! I purchased it on launch day last February and have not enjoyed, or depended upon, a device more. (and I've got loads of gadgets).

That said, I pre-ordered the Fire when it was announced and waffled over my decision -- until it arrived and I had some time to use it. It's a keeper. They are both very different devices and have their uses. Many have already compared the pros and cons here. I find the Fire to be a great little device used for quick web surfing, email, video streaming and reading but it will never take the place of my Xoom or any full-sized/featured Android tablet.

Only you know what your needs/requirements are.

BTW, attempting to compare the Fire and its OS to that of Honeycomb & the Xoom is pointless.

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Old 12-05-2011, 02:38 PM   #4
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I'd have to say that it depends on what you want out of it. They're different beasts. The Xoom is more for, what I'd estimate to be a "power" user. It has the ability to do more as it has more features and is bigger.

The Fire would be for more of a casual user. It can do MOST of the same things that the Xoom can, but it's constrained to the Amazon Marketplace (not a bad thing, really), is smaller (a plus to some), and is missing a few key tablet features.

Both are great devices, both have their uses, and both are worth having (to me).
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