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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by chanman, Sep 28, 2011.
Browser is nice here too
Welp. I can't root mine. Everytime I get to step 7 on the shell root it stops responding
What do you think of the browser? It's the only issue I have with mine.
Nevermind. Just saw your next post.
use kindle fire utility.
ok, I'm pretty computer stupid, does the kindle auto update? My browerser seems fine, just as fast as my laptop.
Only issue i have is somtimes the book I'm reading wont load unless i'm in a wi-fi zone even though it is saved to the device.
so there is really nothing free on the kindle app store for the fire? damn it. i love the streaming but that is ridiculous
Root and torrance that son of a bitch
Amazon developing larger Kindle Fire tablet as Apple plans 7.85-inch iPad, says NYT
By T.C. Sottek on July 15, 2012 07:43 pm 71Comments
inShareReports of a larger Kindle Fire and a smaller iPad have surfaced in recent months, and a report today from The New York Times adds momentum to each rumor. The Times says that Amazon is working on a new version of the Kindle Fire with a larger display, according to "a developer briefed on Amazon's plans." While the report does not specify the new display size, earlier reports suggest that Amazon may introduce a 10.1-inch model later this year, with a release date rumored to be as soon as July 31st.
The Times also says that Apple is preparing a new tablet with a 7.85-inch display, following similar reports from the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg that said a smaller iPad between 7 and 8 inches would launch later this year. The Times says that the new tablet is "likely to sell for significantly less than the latest $499 iPad," and that it's "expected to be announced this year."
Amazon is releasing all their new kindles today.
$69 Kindle e-reader
$119 new Kindle with author bios and (most importantly) "time to read" - based on how quickly you're reading, it tells you how much time left to finish the chapter and/or book
$139 3g version
$159 kindle fire
$and new kindle fire HD - 8.5 inch screen. 1920x1200 resolution. stereo speakers, better wifi
that $119/139 kindle is the Kindle Paperwhite e-reader
if they can do that, why can't my Kindle app simply tell me how many pages are left in the current chapter I'm reading? Did Apple somehow patent the counting pages technology?
kindle HD has "MIMO"
MIMO = multiple input, multiple output
i don't know but it is incredibly annoying that they haven't had this up until now (still don't think they'll have it on fire, but who knows)
The Paperwhite is a frontlit reader, which we knew it would be, but it's also got a new display—based on E-Ink's XGA display—that bumps its PPI to 212, up from 169. That's a huge increase, and should be obvious from even a quick glance at the reader. It's even more impressive when you consider the Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight stayed with the older Pearl display, which degraded further when it got its frontlight.
The 3G version is $179 and also goes out October 1st. There doesn't seem to be an ad-supported version. The old $79 is back with some upgrades to font and text, but at $69 now. It ships September 14. Amazon keeps to dropping prices at a crazy, crazy rate.
It's also got capitative touch, instead of the infrared (IR) touch that every other touch reader had used until now. That will make it loads more accurate, but also thinner because it won't need the big dip between the bezel and the display. That big difference in height was there because the devices needed space to shoot the infrared beams across to pick up your finger. Don't need that anymore, which means thinner Kindles.
Another very cool feature is something Amazon's calling "Time to Read". It displays in the bottom left corner of your page, and tells you how long it will take yo to finish a chapter, or your book as a whole. It actually learns how fast you read a page, throwing out fast flips to go back or forward a bunch of pages, and calculates it for you, as a reader. That's really, really cool, although it's going to be embarrassing when someone sees it's going to take you 38 more days to finish the third Harry Potter book.
The light on the Paperwhite is seems to be incredibly even. Like, remarkably so for a frontlit device. It could almost pass for backlit. It achieves this effect by shining four LED lights from the bottom of the device over a layer of, basically, flattened fiber optic glass. That glass is nano-imprinted with a special pattern to make the light so even. In a nutshell, it captures less light closer to the LEDs, since the light is brighter there, and more light farther away.
Oh, and battery life, which is basically a constant in readers, is rated at 8 weeks with the light on (a medium setting). Amazon uses a half hour per day in its calculations, but that's still pretty good, and impressive considering the light.
The Kindle also looks like it's got a soft rubberized back, like the Kindle Fire. And it's back in black, which, thank goodness after last year's brief dalliance with silver paint.
Paperwhite also has a new home screen, a lot like the Kindle Fire's or the Nook Simple Touch's. It's a small addition, but having nothing but a text-based menu was making the Kindle feel ooooold.
This is a huge jump forward for the Kindle. Last year's Kindles were good—fine mostly—but the gap had closed between Amazon and everyone else. Not anymore. Looks like Kindle is king again.
HD memory....starts at 16 gb
I want a paperwhite so bad now.
can't imagine this all still being $199, right?
Whispersync - listen to audio, pick up reading later
I just want to know what fucking page I am on not my location.
Retail books have page as an option, but they had to do location because of the ability to change font sizes and stuff that can change the length of the book.
new email integrated with microsoft exchange. what a novel idea
if you have kids - they have a new time limit feature. different users can have different time limits and you can restrict time for movies differently than reading.
I am SOL than because in the 3 or so years my wife and I have owned ebook readers I have yet to purchase one book.
they also have partnered with imdb for "X-ray" for movies. when watching a movie (i assume only for those bought through amazon?), tap on the screen and it will tell you who is on screen and give a short bio, etc. for those actors.
I have a Kindle Fire, but the reading quality is bad compared to the e-ink.
Regret buying it a bit, but the paperwhite may be my next purchase. Ipad and Kindle is a great combo for travel.
Fire HD with either 7 inch or 8.9 inch display. Also Bluetooth. Front-facing camera. and HDMI out
HD will cost $199 for 7" with 16 gb
8.9 inch will cost $299
7 inch ships in september, 8.9 inch not until Thanksgiving
OK, looks like there's a high-end version of the Fire...
Is this that much better than a Nexus 7?
Fire HD in 8.9" with 32 gb and 4G LTE is $499 also ships thanksgiving
$50 a year for 250MB a month...
that is an expensive data plan. fuck that. edit. my bad thought a month not a year. very small data package.
yeah. cheap data plan but at only 250 mb/month, you won't be able to stream video, etc
so what do you think about the fire updates? Cheaper one better than the new ones? Is it better to get the nexus?
Still happy with my 1st edition Fire from last year, definitely don't need to upgrade for something new yet.
I like, I'll probably upgrade from Kindle Fire to Kindle Fire HD 7"... and try to sell my old fire to someone for $100
I'll give you forty. I can get a brand new one for 159 with all the updates.
But I do think it is an upgrade that is better then I thought Amazon would put out.
Oh, hey, all the Kindle Fires will have ads on the unlock screen.
Saw this on BGR.
I don't want to sound like a kindle fan boy, but my old kindle had ads on it and I loved them- sometimes they were shit I never would click on, but every couple of weeks amazon would have one like "Buy any of these books and receive a $10 amazon credit" - i'd scroll through, find the cheapest book (like $2) and get free money.
Amazon really knows what they are doing in this market. Everytime B&N thinks they are doing something better Amazon is like lol nice try.
I think Barnes and Noble is running a dangerous line. Nook success is needed to keep those big box stores open.
I stepped on my Kindle Keyboard and broke it about 3 weeks ago and bought the $70 kindle. Of course less then a month later they would come out with a frontlit one. rage.
ok, so thinking about getting gf one for bday
i know nothing about the kindles/nooks; anyone you guys recommend? she reads a lot and has an iphone (not sure if this is relevant, but she uses it to check the internet)
It definitely seems like this paperwhite is the best thing on the market now but if you want something else the $69 one will be just fine.
I have this one and love it. Its slim and small and easy to read on my way to work taking public transit. The only drawback is that you cant read it in the dark without a light. So if she likes to read in bed, get the paperwhite one, or just the $69 with a nice cover that has a built in reading light