questionsso are you getting amazon's kindle fire?

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No. I haven't been in the first round of any technology since DVD players. I just got my HDTV, my blu-ray is on the way and I'm debating about getting my first Kindle, the 3G keyboard.

A tablet is probably in my future, but I want to see if the rumors of a second Kindle Fire coming out next year are true.

I do hope to read what you and other wooters think of it in November though.

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@travelchic75: I'm the same way except for the tablet. Our first computer was a Windows 98 that we got in 1998; that was an accomplishment. We got Windows XP a couple years after it came out. I got Windows Vista when Windows 7 was coming out. My first HDTV purchase wasn't until last year and we didn't even get HD cable until the summer.

Needless to say we're behind on technology (minus gaming systems) so being the first in line for something new is extremely exciting! I'll be sure to let you know how it is when it comes out.

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No, at least in the pre-order aspect. Though promising, I rather the product be out in user's hands first, thoroughly ran through the paces, and basically proven with real use. Being "first on the block" doesn't matter to me.

If it's good, then I'll commit. If not, then it was nice knowing that I didn't pay for the privilege of beta testing a product.

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I pre-ordered last weekend. I figure tablet/e-reader/touchscreen/etc technology has been proven and I'm pretty sure the developers for this just didn't cobble a bunch of parts together and pat themselves on the back.

I also have a B&N nook color that I've rooted. A little fore thought about a Kindle app for Android (which I now have)might have swayed me the other way on the Fire, but price and feature-wise, I went for it.

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No, I am not buying it. Not because of the reasons above, but because at that price point without Android Market and camera, I don't see the point. There are too many choices out there to limit the features and still be a success. The only thing going for it is that it is an Amazon product. The Kindles are raved about, so this probably will be too. Granted for twice as much you can get the Asus Transformer or the Acer Iconia, but both of those companies are firmly ensconced the computer side of things already. Amazon isn't, but it will be interesting to see how they do with the Kindle Fire.

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I still have my original, first generation kindle, and will replace it when it no longer works.

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No. My wife has the 3G Kindle and it works just fine for her. I have an iPad with the kindle app which works great for me. So what, I can't read outside? If I'm outside, I'm not going to be sitting on my butt reading, you shouldn't be either!

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I've been wanting a Kindle for a while and I suspect I'll get the $79 one as Christmas draws closer. The fire looks really cool and I'd be scared to pick one up. I've spent more on less....

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I'm still waiting on my HP Touchpad to ship. 3 weeks down, 1-3 to go. Hopefully(?).

Anyway, even if I don't get the Touchpad, I probably won't get the Fire. A co-worker just bought an Asus Transformer and that's a pretty nice looking tablet. I may consider that if the prices come down a little to somewhere in the $250-300 range.

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Not buying the 1st attempt of the Fire. Actually don't have a yearning for it. Tried to buy 1 of the HP's, cause I felt that was an acceptable price for a toy I didn't want/need.

Bought a Kindle2 when it was released. Way to many bugs in it that had to be fixed. They were, and I still have it, but don't want to go through the process of applying bandaids again. Currently have 2, one is Sprint 3G(US), the other is AT&T(International). Love my 3G Kindles!!

Side note: I'm also the kind that waits until IE's latest rendition is debugged before I download it. Learned that lesson the hard way.

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Not buying a Fire due to already having a firesale Touchpad.

I actually was considering ordering the 3G Kindle Touch, mainly because I wanted an e-ink reader, the web browser looked pretty good, and free 3G + good web browser (even lacking color) is a huge win in my book.

However, I've reconsidered since Amazon quietly mentioned a day or two ago that the Touch would allow web browsing only through wifi, not 3G :(

For now, no Kindle for me. Maybe when it hits $50.

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@novastarj: You said you wanted e-ink - to my knowledge the Fire is not e-ink; it's a backlit screen like a PC, etc. E-ink cannot be backlit. You must use an external light source to read it at night. Just like you do for a paper book.

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I understand the whole "I'll wait until all of the kinks are worked out" idea but something tells me that Amazon spent a lot of time making sure this won't suck.

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Nope. I just bought a 3rd gen Kindle last Christmas, it works great and it is far too soon for me to consider an upgrade. Also, one of the main reasons I chose it was for the e-ink interface so I could read outside in the sun. If I upgraded to Fire I would be right back to reading an LED only indoors.

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@gmwhit: Oh I know. But the Kindle Touch I mentioned is.

E-ink itself cannot be backlit, but they are developing color e-ink style screens, and even screens that can switch between e-ink and backlit (google Pixel Qi for the most famous example). My guess is that something along those lines will show up in the Fire 2.

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@holymythos: I, too, think this will be a good product. Do I think all the kinks are worked out? No way.

Didn't buy the first Kindle(K1), but read about a lot of problems w/it. I bought the Kindle2(K2US) - there were many bugs in it. One might think that there wouldn't be problems because it was the second Kindle. Wrong! As far as I know the Kindle3 has had just a few bugs. Amazon, w/it's excellent customer service, replaced them immediately. I'm certain they'll be replacing a lot of the Fires, too.

Moral: The first of anything is going to have bugs/problems. Even the 2nd rendition can have some. I'm just sayin' I wouldn't want to be the quasi-beta tester as someone here mentioned earlier. Also, those who wait will be rewarded w/a lower price. Example: K1 to K2 to K3....hundreds of $$$'s less.

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If it had a front-facing camera w/mic and could run Skype I'd buy several of them right away. They'd be great for video calls with the older relatives. We got them Kindles a while back and they've worked out well. But this Fire is a non-starter.

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I preordered and got the coverage because I got a 1st-attempt 3G for Hanukkah and gave all my King, Barker and true crime hardcopies to Goodwill. Then it died. (Yeah, I had a Zune 30 and gave in to the Hard-Reset Urge during Zunepocalypse. I now use its carcass for my clear Bicycle playing cards' case. I must have been a Neophobe in a past life...) I still can't bear to throw the old one away. I probably won't until the new one gets here.

Can't wait to try out Amazon Silk. YAY!

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I have one on preorder for a gift for my wife. I already use the Kindle app on my Droid X (my primary eBook reader because its always with me) and a gTablet so I don't need one.

Every app I've purchased for either device came from the Amazon App store rather than the Market, so I'm not concerned about that.

I think my wife will use it more for the Books and Music Libraries more than anything else.