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The New Kindle Fires Pre-Order Thread


#1 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17050 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago   Has been playing Grand Theft Auto V
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:03 PM

Kindle Fire 7", LCD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB $159 - 9/14/12
Kindle Fire HD 7", Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 16 GB $199 - 9/14/12
Kindle Fire HD 8.9", Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 16 GB $299 - 11/20/12
Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 4G LTE Wireless, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 32 GB $499 - 11/20/12

Kindle Paperwhite $119 - 11/1/12
Kindle Paperwhite 3G $179 - 11/1/12
Kindle $69 - Now shipping

What do you think, besides that these are "not a deal"?

Edited by CheapyD, 07 September 2012 - 08:54 AM.


#2 CHADSTONe   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   124 Posts   Joined 2.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:04 PM

What is this new kindle you speak of

#3 irishsoccermbw   Prosecution Rests CAGiversary!   5062 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:04 PM

No sale? For shame.

#4 OGHowie   Old Ass Gamer CAGiversary!   1993 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:05 PM

Will wait for the iPad Mini announcement first, before deciding which one to buy for my kid. The original Fire was very disappointing because of the OS, which I ended up returning. Their APP selection just can't compete with iOS and the browser was just bad.

#5 mewman13   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   175 Posts   Joined 3.4 Years Ago  

Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:17 PM

The biggest problem I have with my kindle fire is that the memory is pre-partitioned for apps and other space. The books I have don't take up much space, and the other thing I use Fire for is playing games, but they count as app space instead of a general 8GB.
Is this changed in the new versions?

#6 Crunchewy   What? CAGiversary!   16978 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:19 PM

Not too interested in these, but the e-ink Kindle Paperwhite is sweet. I ordered one. Too bad it won't ship until October 1st.

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#7 htz  

Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:33 PM

Not too interested in these, but the e-ink Kindle Paperwhite is sweet. I ordered one. Too bad it won't ship until October 1st.

I agree, out of today's kindle line update, the kindle paperwhite is the most interesting device even though its only an e-reader.

The kindle fire HD is just a locked down android tablet while most of its services can be obtained on any device including the nexus 7. Just load the kindle app, amazon store app, and you pretty much have a semi kindle fire without the x-ray and whispersync features. Also all the kindle fire HD devices now contain special offers/ads, unlike the original kindle fire.

#8 PimpLimp   Pimpin Aint Easy CAGiversary!   1464 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:34 PM

Meh. That's really all I can say about these new Kindles. I do agree with crunchewy though, the Paperwhite one looks pretty cool. But it's a little disheartening knowing that Amazon chose to left out the little tidbit when showing these off that EVERY new Kindle will have lock-screen ads.

#9 Coltin   wattup CAGiversary!   743 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:35 PM

New Fires look really cool, but I like iOS too much to invest in one. But the prices for them are great.

#10 tylerh1701   Old Starsky & Hutches CAGiversary!   22446 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago   Has been playing Banjo-Kazooie
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:35 PM

Besides "not a deal", these don't interest me much. Gonna get an MS tablet eventually, but I need a new laptop first. Never had much of an interest in tablets.

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#11 Gosha   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2243 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:37 PM

Not really sure why we need a thread for this, unless some preorder bonuses are given.

#12 claypool   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   35 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:40 PM

Will wait for the iPad Mini announcement first, before deciding which one to buy for my kid. The original Fire was very disappointing because of the OS, which I ended up returning. Their APP selection just can't compete with iOS and the browser was just bad.


Get the Nexus 7

#13 Dark_Sage   Superior CAGiversary!   3399 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago   Has been playing Your Mom!!
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:45 PM

How is this a gaming deal? We don't have threads for other tablets or phones or computers here. Policy change?

#14 slidecage   Nothing to say CAGiversary!   26983 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:47 PM

I still like to know what this means



No Other Company Offers This Kind of Flexibility
At Amazon, we make it easy for you to access your content on other devices. The books, videos, apps, audiobooks, games, and music that you buy for your Kindle Fire can also be enjoyed on Amazon apps for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, game consoles, TVs and more.




I wonder if that means amazon will make all the apps on the new fire work on ps3,360 ,pc and more


i dont think the old fires allowed this I dont ever recall getting an FIRE APP to play on a game system unless im wrong (probally)
WOOOO I STINK

#15 AdamTen   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   549 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:48 PM

Not really sure why we need a thread for this, unless some preorder bonuses are given.


Because the website gets a referral bonus if you see it here and click through and buy it.

#16 orangecrush   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   558 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:50 PM

I think the fire 7 HD is super nice looking and will give the nexus 7 some serious competition.

#17 kitsunisan   Meh. CAGiversary!   1429 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:52 PM

Which is why they keep deleting any thread dealing with Locke-

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:55 PM

Not really sure why we need a thread for this, unless some preorder bonuses are given.


How is this a gaming deal? We don't have threads for other tablets or phones or computers here. Policy change?


Maybe because the owner of this site wants one?

#19 htz  

Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:56 PM

How is this a gaming deal? We don't have threads for other tablets or phones or computers here. Policy change?

He owns this site, so he can post whatever he wants, even a refrigerator.

#20 rjejr   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   534 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:59 PM

"What do you think, besides that these are "not a deal"?"

I think it's good to be the king, anybody else would have been crucified posting this ;-)

I also think there are too many 7" tablets out it's giving me a headache, and I'm sick of waiting. Waiting for Target to clearance the old Fires, waiting for a Google Nexus or Tab sale, waiting for the iPad mini. I bought an iPod Touch last July, and though no one ever calls it a tablet I've been really using it alot and would like a bigger 7" screen, I think 9" or 10" would to too big. So the Kindle Fire HD 7 is close to being purchased right now. Not the revamped Fire though, no way, no how. I'm a CAG, but the revamped Kindle Fire (shoudln't they have at least called it "The New Kindle Fire" or KF2?) just doesn't look compelling for saving $40 over the HD: better screen - 1024 x 600 vs. 1280 x 800, longer battery - 11 vs. 9.5 hrs, storage - 8GB vs. 16GB, plus a camera, better processor, sound and Wi-Fi. That's a lot of extra stuff for only $40 more. Heck most companies charge you an extra $50 for only the extra 8GB.
I would like the Nexus's GPS and the Tab's IR port, so nothing is perfect, or a $250 7" New iPod Touch since I've purchased so many apps I'ld lose switching from iOS, but looks like I'll be buying the 7" HD.

Thanks for posting CheapyD, I'm sure somebody will talk me out of buying one.

#21 Dark_Sage   Superior CAGiversary!   3399 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago   Has been playing Your Mom!!
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Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:00 AM

He owns this site, so he can post whatever he wants, even a refrigerator.


I know he runs the site.

It was a fair question and for what it's worth, I don't think sucking up will get you anywhere.

#22 preston181   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1065 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:02 AM

Meh, I'll stick with my 2nd gen Kindle, and my 3rd gen iPad. They have their purposes, and don't do each other's purposes very well: the Kindle is great for reading, but sucks for gaming, and the iPad isn't great for reading, but great for everything else. Just my opinion though...

#23 Jack_Frost   Banned Banned   1192 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:04 AM

Will wait for the iPad Mini announcement first, before deciding which one to buy for my kid.


:roll:

Thanks for this post cheapy, had planned on getting one soon. Team Amazon, though I still like my google

#24 htz  

Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:10 AM

I know he runs the site.

It was a fair question and for what it's worth, I don't think sucking up will get you anywhere.

It's not sucking up when it is fact that he can post whatever he wants, so whats the point of questioning it.

#25 krashhole   Gaming since 1981 CAGiversary!   3397 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:10 AM

Maybe we have been lucky, but we have never had any issues with the Kindle Fire I got my wife last year for Christmas. It does everything she wants it to. I use it from time to time and I think it's great for what it is. Would I love an ipad, sure. But not for the price.

#26 orangecrush   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   558 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:11 AM

What do you think, besides that these are "not a deal"?


Not really sure why we need a thread for this, unless some preorder bonuses are given.


Perfect

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:14 AM

Shameless thread.

#28 LazyTriangle   flashbang dance CAGiversary!   2413 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:14 AM

the 8.9" one looks great I might get one and $300 is not a bad price, wi-fi is enough for me I don't need 4G, looks like I got until November to think about it

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:15 AM

I really do like the specs but knowing my ass, I'm gonna pick up the iPad mini when it comes out. Apple has a lot off apps that I want than the Amazon/Google market.

#30 claypool   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   35 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:18 AM

I still like to know what this means



No Other Company Offers This Kind of Flexibility
At Amazon, we make it easy for you to access your content on other devices. The books, videos, apps, audiobooks, games, and music that you buy for your Kindle Fire can also be enjoyed on Amazon apps for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, game consoles, TVs and more.




I wonder if that means amazon will make all the apps on the new fire work on ps3,360 ,pc and more


i dont think the old fires allowed this I dont ever recall getting an FIRE APP to play on a game system unless im wrong (probally)


Where is that from?