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Post  cravnravn on 11/2/2011, 4:38 am

The Mrs wants a Kindle, Amazon is offering Kindle with 3G internet for 189.00

1. She likes to dabble on PoGo, will this be enough computer for her

2. Can she browse anywhere on the internet with this Kindle..

3. It says WIFi connectability, I have what is known as MiFi, is it the same?


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Post  BlueShoes1 on 11/2/2011, 6:58 am

I have a "Kindle keyboard"...bought it over a year ago and love it but it's strictly an e-reader. Internet access is possible but very, very cumbersome and they don't market it for that. The 3G access is strictly for being able to download Kindle e-books fro anywhere. That's gross over-kill. I have the wi-fi version and it works great in any hotspot and in my house where I have a wi-fi router but that's strictly for downloading e-books purchased from Amazon. A book "comes down" in about 1 minute after ordering on Amazon!

You might want to look into a Kindle Fire (you can order one now and it ships in two weeks). It's $200 and getting a lot of rave reviews. The Fire allows internet access, streaming videos and audios and, of course, e-book download and reading. To be determined is the quality and response of any internet access (via wi-fi or 3G). There's no keyboard.

My guess is you'll want to look into a tablet (iPad, Motorola Zoom, Samsung Galaxy, etc.). These, of course, have no keyboard or mouse -- they're all touch driven so I don't know how well they'd be for playing games on PoGo.



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Post  cravnravn on 11/2/2011, 7:06 am

Nice, Ill look into the Kindle Fire..
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Post  dblshockpwr on 11/7/2011, 10:32 am

I agree with Blueshoes... the Kindle Fire is probably exactly what she will want... My sister is a big ebook reader and she loves the Kindle because somehow she uses it with the local library and gets free ebooks from her account there.
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Post  cravnravn on 11/7/2011, 11:17 am

NOW, will the Kindle Fire be able to download Java? Drew says he dosent think so
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Post  dblshockpwr on 11/7/2011, 12:35 pm

cravnravn wrote:NOW, will the Kindle Fire be able to download Java? Drew says he dosent think so

Java or Flash?

I know for sure that everything that I have read said that it will support Flash (for youtube etc, etc,) and it's supposed to be able to support Netflix too...
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Post  BlueShoes1 on 11/7/2011, 1:10 pm

cravnravn wrote:NOW, will the Kindle Fire be able to download Java? Drew says he dosent think so

It uses a modified Android OS and has a browser that's specific to the Fire. I'm sure it'll support Java.
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Post  ColtsKurt on 11/7/2011, 1:27 pm

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cravnravn wrote:NOW, will the Kindle Fire be able to download Java? Drew says he dosent think so

It uses a modified Android OS and has a browser that's specific to the Fire. I'm sure it'll support Java.

Yea, that.
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Post  cravnravn on 11/8/2011, 12:45 am

I just seen a plug for the Fire last night. it says its for web browsing, gaming ect...I think she'll like it!!
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Post  cravnravn on 12/4/2011, 3:29 am

It arrived!!!!!!

and of course when she went to the store, I just had to "TEST" it booya

IT IS SWEEEEEEEET!!!!!! surfs the net, played on pogo, I even downloaded her an ESPN app, she'll love that joker
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Post  BlueShoes1 on 12/4/2011, 6:39 am

cravnravn wrote:It arrived!!!!!!

and of course when she went to the store, I just had to "TEST" it booya

IT IS SWEEEEEEEET!!!!!! surfs the net, played on pogo, I even downloaded her an ESPN app, she'll love that joker

Keep me informed, John. I keep putting off getting one versus an iPad (which is another $400 of course). How's the web browsing and can you do email easily on it?
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Post  cravnravn on 12/4/2011, 9:41 am

Yeah Norm its just like a PC, I went everywhere this site, pogo, yahoo, checked my emails..Hell for 199+ free shipping, it will do everything she wants to do..Im happy!!!
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Post  BlueShoes1 on 12/4/2011, 2:22 pm

You sold me. Just did a one-click order on Amazon. Should have it by the end of the week. booya
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Post  Magic on 12/4/2011, 9:32 pm

I would never want one and I don't even use a cell phone but it sounds like something the wife would like.

Only problem is getting a web connection here.

Can it be connected to a hub with a wire just to download shit?

And if I got a wireless router here will it run online that way??

She has this damn Kindle thing that won't do a wire connect just to load stuff from a pc.

It is supposed to work wireless but as I mentioned I don't have a wireless router yet since I don't trust the bastards that make em.

I got one a few years ago on sale and it wouldn't frickin' work at all.

It's a Linksys wireless G still new in the box.

Now I know the new wireless N is the way to go but I will probably buy one at Walmart just so I can return it if it doesn't work.

Not going to order one at a cheaper price just to get a bad one and have to wait for weeks to get them to replace it.

I don't even see a laptop I would buy since the ones that have a fair price have a wimp processor.....no reason why they can't put a damn Intel 3.4 quad in it. with some decent ram.
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Ok I decided to look and here is a CNET review with a video about the thing.

So far they say the screen is a tad small but the others cost hundreds more and this one doesn't have 3G wireless or camera,microphone, or GPS (I don't care about that except the screen size myself)

http://reviews.cnet.com/tablets/amazon-kindle-fire/4505-3126_7-35022491.html

I guess you city cats are able to drive around using the thing like a cell phone but that might be a problem here.

Be nice if it was satellite ip

I'll have to think about this.......but then a laptop won't work driving around here either.


Also here is a youtube video about this rig.






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Post  BlueShoes1 on 12/5/2011, 2:37 am

Bought a Netgear wireless-N router when I got my kindle two years ago. The router plugs into my cable modem to get to the internet. Wireless works great inside the house. Go to Amazon, buy an e-book and it downloads the minute I turn on my Kindle wherever I am in the house. The router set me back $59.

The Fire is not intended to be a complete tablet...as you note, no cameras, no GPS, etc. But, as Cravn has found out, if you want a handy portable device on which to get to the internet, watch videos, and play games it works (as long as you have a wi-fi connection). That's what I'm looking for for when I spend March in Florida.
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Post  dblshockpwr on 12/14/2011, 5:12 pm

Magic wrote:I would never want one and I don't even use a cell phone but it sounds like something the wife would like.

Only problem is getting a web connection here.

Can it be connected to a hub with a wire just to download shit?

And if I got a wireless router here will it run online that way??

She has this damn Kindle thing that won't do a wire connect just to load stuff from a pc.

It is supposed to work wireless but as I mentioned I don't have a wireless router yet since I don't trust the bastards that make em.

I got one a few years ago on sale and it wouldn't frickin' work at all.

It's a Linksys wireless G still new in the box.

Now I know the new wireless N is the way to go but I will probably buy one at Walmart just so I can return it if it doesn't work.

Not going to order one at a cheaper price just to get a bad one and have to wait for weeks to get them to replace it.

I don't even see a laptop I would buy since the ones that have a fair price have a wimp processor.....no reason why they can't put a damn Intel 3.4 quad in it. with some decent ram.
****************************************************************************

Ok I decided to look and here is a CNET review with a video about the thing.

So far they say the screen is a tad small but the others cost hundreds more and this one doesn't have 3G wireless or camera,microphone, or GPS (I don't care about that except the screen size myself)

http://reviews.cnet.com/tablets/amazon-kindle-fire/4505-3126_7-35022491.html

I guess you city cats are able to drive around using the thing like a cell phone but that might be a problem here.

Be nice if it was satellite ip

I'll have to think about this.......but then a laptop won't work driving around here either.


Also here is a youtube video about this rig.







Yeah Magic N is the way to go... One thing to remember about wireless technology though... the integrated services routers you buy will automatically revert their speeds to the lowest rated card on your network.... So if you have an N router, if you 1 host on the network that is using a slower card(like a wireless g) it slows the whole network down to that cards speeds... So you could get a top end N integrated services router pushing 450mbs and one bozo logs on the network with a b or a g card and is sucks for everybody.

I got a Viewsonic gtablet a while back, but the only reason I got it was because it is extremely hackable and I like being able to throw the high level Android support on the resume.... the folks over at XDA forums are doing some wild shit with those tablets..

I'll never give up my desktop though, even though I do have a cheap laptop I use for work, but it's only for troubleshooting (wireshark, netactivity viewer etc) and running some MS office stuff... Other than that it stays in the bag when I'm at home...

But I do have to say the absolute coolest stuff as far as the developers go is happening with Android right now, the mobile market is the future for sure.... Hell my nephews have Ipads with a case with a bluetooth keyboard and mouse that basically turns the thing into a netbook when they need it.

But for the average Joe that just wants to browse the internet, play Angry Birds, and shoot some emails the tablet market is going to fill those gaps... especially the 3/4g capable units that can pull a decent signal in rural areas from the cell towers.

Of course I just can't bring myself to buy any Crapple products anyway.... I know everybody likes to sing Jobs praises, but I still think the guy was a narcissistic douchebag that made 100% of his overpriced Ipoop using slave labor(maybe those yuppies should read up on the mass suicides at the Apple factories in Asia)..... Hell if it wasn't for Gates bailing Apple out back in the day there wouldn't even be an Apple Gadget company... (and they are NOT a computer company anymore.... Gadget factory that makes some computers on the side.)
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Post  cravnravn on 12/16/2011, 3:43 am

OK, so now that I have the Fire how do I go about getting books? Do I get her a couple gift cards? Do I have to get them to Amazon or can she download books from other sites?
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Post  ColtsKurt on 12/16/2011, 6:36 am

cravnravn wrote:OK, so now that I have the Fire how do I go about getting books? Do I get her a couple gift cards? Do I have to get them to Amazon or can she download books from other sites?

Would you like for us to wrap the damn thing for you too, John? lol
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Post  cravnravn on 12/16/2011, 7:22 am

If it aint porn, I dont how to operate it bounce
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Post  BlueShoes1 on 12/16/2011, 9:34 am

cravnravn wrote:OK, so now that I have the Fire how do I go about getting books? Do I get her a couple gift cards? Do I have to get them to Amazon or can she download books from other sites?

Do you have an Amazon.com account set up? The account must be the one under which you ordered the Kindle (I assume you ordered it from Amazon). That way, when you sign in they'll know the "address" of your Kindle. If so, simply go to the Amazon.com site, go to the Kindle eBook store and find whatever book(s) you may want to purchase for her. Once you've ordered them they will automatically download to the Kindle the next time you turn it on and a wi-fi connection is established. Takes less than a minute per book. The books will show up in the initial screen display of the fire. Scroll through the books, double-tap on the one you want to open and it opens! Easy as pie

Technically, it's possible to load non-Kindle eBooks to the fire but these must be in "Kindle format" and there can be problems with that. Either that or they must be PDF's which are really not what you want to read on the Fire. Best is to order direct from Amazon (and they have any freakin' book you could ever want) and they maintain a complete history of what you've purchased (same goes for music, videos, etc.). If you buy another Kindle everything will automatically download to that device. I'm using my Kindle eBook for reading books (the Fire display is nice but I prefer the the "older" Kindle for books) and the Fire for internet access, games, magazines (Sports Illustrated on the Kindle Fire is awesome) and some videos.

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Post  cravnravn on 12/25/2011, 4:21 am

Coming to you live from. The kindle fire she loves it ' unripebooya
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Post  BlueShoes1 on 12/25/2011, 5:41 am

cravnravn wrote:Coming to you live from. The kindle fire she loves it ' unripebooya

Excellent!

Interesting, if I try to connect to this site (BookieChallenge.com) from my Kindle I get some strange error message: "Forbidden: You don't have permission to access on this server." So, no luck with that. What might you be doing differently, John?

BTW: Downloaded the HD version of Angry Birds to the Kindle and managed to make it through all levels. What an addictive game!

Never mind! It helps to use the correct web address. happy2 This note is coming from my Fire!!
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Post  cravnravn on 12/27/2011, 2:22 pm

Alright Mr Blue I've encountered our first glitches on the fire. Playing pogo some of the games download with no problems, some tell me I need Java. But I'm not sure what operating system the kindle is..
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Post  BlueShoes1 on 12/27/2011, 2:38 pm

The Kindle Fire uses a modified version of Android 2.2. You might want to check into any available support from Amazon for the Fire as, based on my past experience, they have provided excellent customer service. Haven't had to check into any support for my Fire so far...things work great.
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Post  cravnravn on 12/28/2011, 12:35 am

Guess what I found out, if it needs Java, Kindle Fire dosent support it..Thats OK
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