|01-31-2012, 03:38 PM||#46|
Join Date: Feb 2011
Device: Amazon Phone, Fire 10", PW3
ME 2 Tubemonkey Me 2 Esp when you need extra storage when your not near a WiFi so you can watch a movie when bored LOL
|02-01-2012, 04:05 AM||#47|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Device: Kindle Fire (1st Gen), Kindle Touch, KFHD 8.9 No Ads
|02-01-2012, 08:21 AM||#48|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Near Dallas, Texas, USA
Device: iPad Mini, iPod Touch (5th gen)
The thing is, video STORAGE is pretty much the last thing people want on their devices. You can barely fit a whole TV season, along with your favorite apps and pictures, on the standard iPhone/iPad/Android+Windows phone/tablet. Are you really going to spend that $100 more just so you can load those 10 movies you want to carry around? You know... DVDs and DVD players last quite a bit longer... 10 years even. You're going to replace that thing in two years anyway.
A phone/tablet is not a backup device, people NEED to stop looking at them that way. Load the three films you want to watch on the road, sure, but don't complain that you can't fit your entire library on them. It's not going to change, believe me.
I'm sick of the people who complain about the Kindle Fire in these forums who don't actually own the device or any similar device. I personally have had the same feelings in the past, but I quickly found out that having 100,000 tracks and 20 100MB movies that I'd probably never listen to/watch again until months/years later wasn't worthwhile and that most of it was better off sitting in my hard drive and a shelf to grab whenever I needed it.
Not having access to internet isn't Amazon's problem, not having a credit card isn't either. It's not just about you. While the Fire is geared towards those who don't have a lot of money for the better tablets, Amazon KNOWS that you will spend those saved $300 on the content they're providing.
|02-01-2012, 10:58 PM||#49|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: somewhere south of the mason dixon line
Device: Nexus 7 FHD (aka 2013, 2nd gen), Kindle 2, Samsung Galaxy s4 Mini
I'm a fire owner and a happy one. I don't need a camera or video storage capacities but would like to see added capacity if only because in one month's time I ran out of space for apps and keep having to go and delete all the free games even before ive had a chance to try them.
I do think that the fire could benefit from
a) more, better app storage
b) more fire-specific apps so functionality (move to sd-card prompts anyone?) Differences between it and non-fire devices wouldn't seem so glaringly in favor of those non-fire devices
c) the addition of gps if only so that mapping/directions functions which REALLY can befit Drona larger more legible screen than your avg phone could become useful on the road. Even if lost finding a free wiring signal is getting increasingly more easy/likely so pulling up a good map you can keep open wont be too hard.
D) a mic would be nice as would porting all the great "content creation"
Eg, guitar tuner and instrument related apps that are out there for android and Iphone. Even with only 6gb having the ability to use your portable device as your amplifier or as a means to lay down a quick track when jamming with someone onthe go could open up another huge market for Amazon. Especially in the sale of recorded music and instructional materials and sheet music etc etc.
|02-02-2012, 06:14 PM||#50|
Join Date: Jan 2012
Device: Kindle Fire |iPad 2
|02-02-2012, 07:56 PM||#51|
Now you lishen here...
Join Date: Jul 2007
Device: Sony PRS-650. Kobo Touch, Kindle Fire
* to be the same size. I love the form factor
* have bluetooth
* software upgrade. I am not in love with the UI
What the KF2 could have:
* "Bloodtooth (someone mentioned this earlier. I have no idea what it is, but it sounds stellar.
* more onboard storage
I do not need a camera, and I don't see it ever getting an SD card slot. The KF really is a device for consumption of Amazon product, and an SD card slot reduces that -particular profit angle for Amazon
|02-02-2012, 09:05 PM||#52|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Here's some facts. Every Kindle has gone down in cost, and the KF is already a loss leader. Now, I've already mentioned that Android is moving away from having external SD cards , instead, the KF has an "internal non-removable SD card". This is a decision android and google and all have made to benefit the hardware developers as well as to remove some major issues that removable media causes in the Android OS.
I do not think the KF2 will have bluetooth, because that adds cost. It will not have GPS ever, because GPS basically adds $50-$90. It MAY someday get an FM chip or similar, but I doubt it, because it's purpose is to buy amazon stuff. It will NEVER get 3G. It will likely never get bluetooth.
AMZN is already losing money on each KF sold. The only way they could add GPS, and Bluetooth, and a mic, is to add $100-$150 to the final cost.. and even THEN they'll still be losing money.
|02-02-2012, 10:13 PM||#54|
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Branson, MO, USA
Device: Kindle Touch is now my main eReader.
|02-04-2012, 10:59 PM||#55|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Device: Nexus 7, jetBook-Lite, jetBook mini, Toshiba Thrive, JETBOOK COLOR
|02-05-2012, 01:45 PM||#56|
monkey on the fringe
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Seattle Metro
Device: Kin4; Kin7; Clip Zip; Fire HDX8; Fire HD6; SGT 4; Fire Phone; Moto E2
|02-05-2012, 02:50 PM||#57|
Books are brain food.
Join Date: Nov 2010
Device: 2015 Paperwhite | Kindle Keyboard 3G | Fire HD6
I bought a 7" Android tablet that has SD card storage so I can take my music library wherever I go. I hook up my 7" Acer A100 in the car and listen to music while driving. I do stream movies/TV shows to the device, but I don't store videos on the card because I'm usually at home. I have found bluetooth and HDMI to be very useful on my tablet too.
Unlike most people, I don't have a cellphone or an iPod. The Kindle Fire is too limited for me personally, but I do think it's a fantastic device. The Fire meets the needs of many people perfectly. I guess it depends on how you want to use it.
|02-05-2012, 02:57 PM||#58|
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Brooklyn NY
Device: Kindle Fire, Droid Incredible2, Kindle Touch
I'm waiting for the Kindle Fire 3D!
- Ralph Kramden
|02-05-2012, 03:35 PM||#59|
YODA's Uglier Twin
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Leicester, UK
Device: PRS-600 and 2 Kindle 3's - and now a K4 + HTC Desire HD
Maybe Amazon will soon sell the ...
... iFire 1
... KindlePad 2
And both will give access to the AppleStore !
|02-05-2012, 03:46 PM||#60|
Join Date: Aug 2010
If there was a BIT more storage on the fire, I would have copped one, but I really wanna be able to carry around a couple of Gigs of PDFs (and some other stuff too), so I went for a Xoom (on sale for 275 bucks) instead... works great so far (although the Kindle app on Android makes me wanna say goodbye to Kindle forever, which I probably will if they don't release Personal Documents soon for it)
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