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valart
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Kindle Fire

I am thinking of getting a Kindle Fire 16gb from Amazon priced at £119 can someone advise me about this because I have never had a tablet before.
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Re: Kindle Fire

I'd consider the Hudl from Tesco, same price but better spec and not 'amazonised'
Superuser
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Re: Kindle Fire

What objective/type of use did you have in mind for the tablet? Are you familiar with a smart phone? Using a touch screen can be a bit of a culture shock for first time users.
David
RichAllen
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Re: Kindle Fire

Quote from: MisterW
I'd consider the Hudl from Tesco, same price but better spec and not 'amazonised'

I would concur with this, if you buy a Kindle Fire, you are saddled with exclusively buying Kindle books and/or apps from Amazon, whereas with the Hudi, you can buy apps from anywhere, even Amazon (I think)
hitachi
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Re: Kindle Fire

It only takes a couple of changes in the setting to let a Fire download from other app stores, but the hudl is better speced anyway.
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Re: Kindle Fire

Thought you could use Calibre to convert any e-book or pfd  to mobi for reading on the Kindle ?
So you could download from various sources to your computer, convert and then transfer to your Kindle ?
valart
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Re: Kindle Fire

You say that it is amonzonised but there seems to lots of Tesco adverts on this table looking at you tube.
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Re: Kindle Fire

The hudl does have a couple of tesco apps but they can easily be removed. It is however a pretty standard Android build and has access, out of the box, to the play store. The kindle is an Amazon rework of Android and links to their app store although as hitachi says it can be set to access others.
The bottom line though is that hudl has a much better spec for the same price.
valart
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Re: Kindle Fire

It looks like I will be getting the Hudl based on what as been said in this forum is it easy to set up connection to PN and is the password which is underneath my router is the one to log intoon this tablet,I already have a ipod touch but I find it too small to handle.
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Re: Kindle Fire

It should be simple to connect via wireless to your PN router. The default wireless key is, as you say, printed under the router. You can download a hudl userguide from here http://ttselectrical.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3529 if you wish to read it beforehand
wykehamhouse
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Re: Kindle Fire

I wouldn't recommend the Kindle Fire at all. It's horribly slow and all it is is Amazon charging you to put a skin on Android (with half of its features removed).
I would look at the Hudl as mentioned or the Nexus 7. If you want to read books, etc. there is the Kindle app on the Play Store, along with other similar apps.
Superuser
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Re: Kindle Fire

It might be worth mentioning that you need a Google account to use the Hudl. If you don't already have one you can sign up for one during set-up but I think it is easier to do this beforehand on your computer. Visit http://www.google.co.uk and click the Sign in icon top right. Follow the link to create a new account.
David