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Old 10-29-2014, 02:50 PM   #46
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Maybe they will give them away with Prime membership?
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Old 10-29-2014, 03:04 PM   #48
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I like that idea
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I like that idea
Me too. Not sure what I'd do with one though.
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Old 10-29-2014, 03:30 PM   #50
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Me too. Not sure what I'd do with one though.
It's a Fire Mini; a pocket-sized tablet. A media player to compete against the iPod touch.
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It's a Fire Mini; a pocket-sized tablet. A media player to compete against the iPod touch.
Mmm, but I already have a 64GB iPod Touch.
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Old 12-02-2014, 07:52 PM   #52
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I finally opened my Fire Phone. Nice build, though a bit on the thin side. It'll bulk up once I get a case for it. Still haven't decided. Leaning toward the Poetic Revolution.

* First Impressions --> the UI is a nightmare. It's worse than the tablets. The first thing I did was to replace the apps in the dock. I removed - Phone, Messaging, Email, Silk Browser and replaced them with - TuneIn Radio, Slacker, Prime Music, Pandora.

After that, I downloaded a bunch of apps and shoved 'em into folders. Then I moved the app dock to the top to eliminate the carousel. Now when I turn the phone on, it opens to app folders.

* Bluetooth --> paired nicely without a hitch to two different speakers - Amazon Echo and Photive Hydra. Really great sound from both. I was surprised at how loud the smaller Photive got.

* SIM Card --> not supplied.

* Fire OS 3.6.8 --> why hasn't Amazon upgraded the OS for the phone to OS 4.5.1 (the one used on the newer Fire tablets)? I don't like using two very different UIs when switching from the phone to the HD 6. Of the two OSs, OS 4.5 is superior to OS 3.6.

* Music --> why is there a separate app for Prime Music? Why isn't it integrated into their music app like it is on the Fire tablets? Also, why is Prime Stations missing?

* Primary Use --> I'm using this phone as a tablet - it's a pocket-sized Fire HDX.

* Value --> it's worth the $100 I paid for it. If I had to pay $200 with the current OS, it's a no go.


...more later
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:10 PM   #53
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I finally opened my Fire Phone. Nice build, though a bit on the thin side. It'll bulk up once I get a case for it. Still haven't decided. Leaning toward the Poetic Revolution.

Now for first impressions -- the UI is a nightmare. It's worse than the tablets. The first thing I did was to replace the apps in the dock. I removed - Phone, Messaging, Email, and Silk Browser. I replaced them with - TuneIn Radio, Slacker, Prime Music, and Pandora.

After that, I downloaded a bunch of apps and shoved 'em into folders. Then I moved the app dock to the top to eliminate the carousel. Now when I turn the phone on, it opens to app folders.

...more later
Inquiring minds want to know... how?

I wouldn't mind the carousel if I could turn of the preview area below it. Preview is just a waste of screen space.
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:42 PM   #55
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Inquiring minds want to know... how?

I wouldn't mind the carousel if I could turn of the preview area below it. Preview is just a waste of screen space.
The carousel isn't really eliminated. What I did was to eliminate it from view.

When looking at the home screen, the carousel is on the top and the app dock on the bottom. Place your finger on one of the apps in the app dock and flick it to the top. Now the app dock is on the top and your apps on the bottom. Leave it that way. Then when you turn the phone on, it always returns to that view. If you want the carousel back, pull the app dock to the bottom.
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Betting you can turn those suggestions on the bottom Off... You can on the Fire Tablets ... Tho I cant remember how

Found it.... go to settings> Applications>Amazon Home Recommendations> choses show or Hide.

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Old 12-02-2014, 08:48 PM   #57
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Betting you can turn those suggestions on the bottom Off... You can on the Fire Tablets ... Tho I cant remember how
Try this -- Settings --> Applications & Parental Controls --> Turn off product recommendations --> Recommendations --> Off
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They don't bother me cause I use my tablet in Landscape mode. Mostly

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Monkey, does it come with a Sim card?
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No; it asked me to put one in and I skipped it.
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