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 11-03-2012, 04:49 PM   #16
tron_1970
Member
tron_1970 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tron_1970 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tron_1970 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tron_1970 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tron_1970 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tron_1970 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tron_1970 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tron_1970 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tron_1970 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tron_1970 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tron_1970 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 13
Karma: 508182
Join Date: Feb 2012
Device: none
Quote:
Originally Posted by afv011 View Post
Yes, they could. We have now a tablet with 300dpi, a mini with the resolution of the ipad3/4 would be around the same dpi, so no excuse. Expect a retina mini within 12 months, if not less.
No, if it was that simple, every laptop and PC monitor would have been "retina display" a long time ago. You are asking to have over 4 million pixels in a space that is 7.9 inches, no other competitor has that resolution either.

Secondly, Apple uses a higher quality lcd unlike the competitors. There is a reason why an IPS 24" monitor goes for $500+, while a TN 24" monitor is $199.

People think Apple could sell a retina display along with a $249 price along with 32GB of space and that is an expectation that not even the Kindle Fire HD is able to handle. Amazon is even putting ads on theirs!

Next year will be an upgrade to the iPad mini with faster processor, IGZO screen, and more ram. Don't expect a retina display.

Last edited by tron_1970; 11-03-2012 at 04:52 PM.
tron_1970 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2012, 05:35 PM   #17
Doc109
Enthusiast
Doc109 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doc109 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doc109 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doc109 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doc109 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doc109 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doc109 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doc109 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doc109 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doc109 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doc109 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 25
Karma: 487210
Join Date: Nov 2011
Device: Kindle 3, Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire 2 (non-HD), Kindle Paperwhite
Magazines on the 1st gen Fire are indeed not good. But using Zinio rather than the Amazon viewer for magazines makes things much better.
Doc109 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2012, 08:05 PM   #18
dreams
It's about the umbrella
dreams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dreams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dreams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dreams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dreams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dreams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dreams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dreams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dreams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dreams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dreams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
dreams's Avatar
 
Posts: 25,090
Karma: 56218156
Join Date: Jan 2009
Device: Sony 505| K Fire | KK 3G+Wi-Fi | iPhone 3Gs |Vista 32-bit Hm Prem w/FF
Moderator Notice
A number of members are interested in this topic. It would be regrettable if this thread had to be closed because certain individuals were unable to follow our guidelines, especially the section about being polite. Some posts have been removed.

Members and guests visit our forums and the vast majority do not enjoy reading negative back and forth posting. Please "Remember that you can use the "ignore" function to ignore a member whose posts irritate you, but you must not announce in open forum that you have done so." This is a warning to those involved: Continuing the behavior will result in suspension of posting on MobileRead. A review of our Posting Guidelines would be helpful at this point.
dreams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2012, 11:12 PM   #19
afv011
Captain Penguin
afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
afv011's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,803
Karma: 2076610059
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Vancouver, BC
Device: nook*, nexus 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by tron_1970 View Post
No, if it was that simple, every laptop and PC monitor would have been "retina display" a long time ago. You are asking to have over 4 million pixels in a space that is 7.9 inches, no other competitor has that resolution either.

Secondly, Apple uses a higher quality lcd unlike the competitors. There is a reason why an IPS 24" monitor goes for $500+, while a TN 24" monitor is $199.

People think Apple could sell a retina display along with a $249 price along with 32GB of space and that is an expectation that not even the Kindle Fire HD is able to handle. Amazon is even putting ads on theirs!

Next year will be an upgrade to the iPad mini with faster processor, IGZO screen, and more ram. Don't expect a retina display.
I disagree, but you're perfectly entitled to your opinion. The fact that a 10" tablet with 300dpi costs only 20% more than the mini is proof that you could give the mini retina display without costing the earth. There is also a 5" phone now with a 1920x1080 (440 dpi) screen, so the technology is there, whatever reasons apple had to go with a low dpi, technology limitations were not one of them.
afv011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 06:27 AM   #20
beckywc
Addict
beckywc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.beckywc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.beckywc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.beckywc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.beckywc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.beckywc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.beckywc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.beckywc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.beckywc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.beckywc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.beckywc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
beckywc's Avatar
 
Posts: 270
Karma: 1050426
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: California
Device: iPad Mini w/Retina, Kindle 3, Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, & Asus Transformer
Quote:
Originally Posted by afv011 View Post
I disagree, but you're perfectly entitled to your opinion. The fact that a 10" tablet with 300dpi costs only 20% more than the mini is proof that you could give the mini retina display without costing the earth. There is also a 5" phone now with a 1920x1080 (440 dpi) screen, so the technology is there, whatever reasons apple had to go with a low dpi, technology limitations were not one of them.
I believe the reason Apple didn't want to put a retina display in their mini is because it would have really cannibalized the iPad sales. I don't think it will ever have a retina screen. There would be a lot of people that would purchase the mini instead of the iPad it's cheaper, unless you really need screen real estate.

I'd have purchased it if it had better specks and would have been content and never even consider purchasing the iPad. I believe there are a lot of people like me and Apple knows this.
beckywc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 08:22 AM   #21
frahse
occasional author
frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
frahse's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,661
Karma: 2049971684
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Wandering God's glorious hills, valleys and plains.
Device: Kindle3-3G, Archos 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by sirmaru View Post
Jessica,

Here are some comparisons:

1. Price:KFHD7-32=$ 249; iPad Mini=$ 329
2. Storage: KFHD7-32=32 Gb; iPad Mini=16 Gb
3. Screen Resolution: KFHD7-32=1280X800; iPad Mini=1024x768
4. Screen ppi: KFHD7-32=216; iPad Mini=162
5. WiFi: KFHD7-32=double antenna; iPad Mini=single antenna
6. Autobrightness: KFHD7-32=yes; iPad Mini=no

Of course, both beat the KF1G by a wide margin.
Thanks for the good work typing all that down and keeping it straight.

frahse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 10:49 AM   #22
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
Folks looking to upgrade have to do their homework. There are good options now out there each with their pros and cons. Decisions, decisions.

Nice to have a choice amongst devices that will not put a big dent in the wallet. We can go on and on with this one has that and the other one doesn't. None of them at this point aren't good for the money spent to tell the truth.
robertc88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 01:46 PM   #23
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: 1,803
Karma: 5567166
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Near Dallas, Texas, USA
Device: Kindle Paperwhite 2, iPad Mini, iPod Touch (5th gen)
Quote:
Originally Posted by robertc88 View Post
None of them at this point aren't good for the money spent to tell the truth.
Speak for yourself.

And oh yeah, one of the things people are mentioning across reviews and message boards... If you're going to buy one, go into the store, buy it, and open it right then and there in front of them so in case you don't like it, they can exchange it then and there. There are differences in the display, like some being fuzzy, others being warm, etc. Mine is perfect, but it does vary.
Jessica Lares is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 01:53 PM   #24
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: 5,219
Karma: 5642618
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: USA
Device: iPad Mini 2, iPhone 5, Nexus 7.2
Quote:
Originally Posted by robertc88 View Post
None of them at this point aren't good for the money spent to tell the truth.
Double negative makes this difficult to understand. Are you saying they are all worth the money, or none are worth the money? Just curious.
jswinden is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 02:17 PM   #25
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
Quote:
Originally Posted by jswinden View Post
Double negative makes this difficult to understand. Are you saying they are all worth the money, or none are worth the money? Just curious.
Sorry, they are all good. Not sure many can resist good prices given multiple devices folks have, including me.
robertc88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 02:21 PM   #26
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
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jessica Lares View Post
Speak for yourself.

And oh yeah, one of the things people are mentioning across reviews and message boards... If you're going to buy one, go into the store, buy it, and open it right then and there in front of them so in case you don't like it, they can exchange it then and there. There are differences in the display, like some being fuzzy, others being warm, etc. Mine is perfect, but it does vary.
If I buy an iPad, it will be the 3rd gen and from best buy where folks did a recent swap for the 4th.
robertc88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 03:17 PM   #27
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: 5,219
Karma: 5642618
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: USA
Device: iPad Mini 2, iPhone 5, Nexus 7.2
Quote:
Originally Posted by robertc88 View Post
Sorry, they are all good. Not sure many can resist good prices given multiple devices folks have, including me.
I agree with that. So many nice devices available with good screens in any OS you like.
jswinden is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 11:15 AM   #28
afv011
Captain Penguin
afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
afv011's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,803
Karma: 2076610059
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Vancouver, BC
Device: nook*, nexus 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jessica Lares View Post
WOW, just WOW. This thing is great to read on.
Not so great apparently.

Screen display comparsion
afv011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 11:23 AM   #29
holymadness
Guru
holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
holymadness's Avatar
 
Posts: 687
Karma: 2075643
Join Date: Dec 2010
Device: iPhone
Chances that afv011 has read on an iPad mini screen: 0%.
holymadness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 11:38 AM   #30
afv011
Captain Penguin
afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
afv011's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,803
Karma: 2076610059
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Vancouver, BC
Device: nook*, nexus 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by holymadness View Post
Chances that afv011 has read on an iPad mini screen: 0%.
Excuse me for pointing out information that is likely to be useful to a reading community.
afv011 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.de appstore not working on Kindle Fire 1st Generation Andy_T Kindle Fire 7 11-04-2012 01:40 PM
Comparison Table: Basic features/Pricing - Kindle Fire HD w/ Google Nexus, iPad mini andrys Kindle Fire 7 10-24-2012 05:05 PM
Would anyone give up their Kindle Fire for an Ipad Mini? sherbearjt08 Kindle Fire 12 10-14-2012 05:23 AM
iPad 2 or Kindle Fire? ipadaltkc Apple Devices 35 11-25-2011 11:21 AM
Apple might launch a "mini" iPad to compete with the Fire L.J. Sellers News 31 10-20-2011 02:18 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:59 PM.


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