This is a discussion on Amazon Unveils its Kindle Fire iPad Rival for $199 within the Apple iPad News forums, part of the Apple iPad Forums category; Originally Posted by apidej The end of E-ink. Kindle "Fire", using regular Touch screen LCD, may disappoint ebook reader because of it's shorter battery life, ...
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I have a Color Nook and just bought a Kindle with free 3G, mostly for that, to use occasionally in my office where I don't have wifi. I found the 6" Kindle to be very well made and the customer service for the one call I made to be excellent though my problem was solved in the few seconds it took before she answered the phone. Having said this, I do find the 6" screen too small and would prefer a 7" with free 3G. I rarely use my Nook, which has an impressive screen, but use my iPad 2 several times a day and consider it a serious well made and integrated product. Too bad they don't offer free (minimal) 3G service for an occasional use like for e-mail, not watching movies.Originally Posted by bobpet63
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My Kindle is years old and has held up well. It looks brand-new despite extensive use, though I prefer a backlighted device.
I still buy Kindle books almost exclusively, and that service has been flawless. Once in a while I buy a book by mistake, email and get a refund within hours. Emailed receipts show up immediately after each purchase.
Two or three times, I've received notice that editing fixes have been made to a book I've purchased, and Amazon has offered to update my version of the book.
I also like being able to take my Kindle books to myriad devices if I want to switch hardware -- Android, Blackberry, PC, iOS gadgets, even Macs -- and all the apps are free. There's a cloud Kindle reader, too.
The quality of Kindle service is what makes me consider Amazon a viable tablet maker, over all other Android tablet makers. Amazon gets that you have to deliver hardware, as well as content.