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Enter “firedeal” at checkout to get it for $129 instead of $159. Be aware that for that price ($129 today or $159 regular) that you don’t get a charger. That’s $19 extra. And you sometimes will have to watch ads. … Continue reading
We’ve cancelled our cable TV. Not because of any high-minded desire to get ebil television out of our lives. We did it to save money. With a third child we need a bigger house and we need to rearrange our … Continue reading
4 million Kindles sold this Christmas. The Fire was the top seller followed by the Touch.
I bought the Splash Safari Case for the Kindle Fire. It’s a minimalist, inexpensive case with two interior pockets. Cost is about $14. The only thing I can think of that it lacks is some kind of exterior closure to … Continue reading
Kindle Fire Usability Findings: Mobile web sites work best on the 7-inch tablet. Users had great trouble touching the correct items on full sites, where UI elements are too small on the Fire screen.
To say the least. Via Glenn. He’s especially not happy about the page-turning performance when reading books and the poor battery life compared to his regular Kindle. To be fair, nothing with an LCD screen is going to match the … Continue reading
Alan has a review. So does Ace of Spades, Walt Mossberg at the WSJ, and Engadget. I’ll say this as a comment on how much my kids like it. I’ve already had to referee their first big fight over who … Continue reading
UPS delivered the Kindle Fire the day it was released. First impressions after getting some feedback from co-workers and using it at home with the kids: Interface-wise, there’s a power button, headphone jack, and a microUSB for charging and connectivity. … Continue reading
The official release date is the 15th, which was when mine was supposed to ship, with delivery on the 17th. I got notice that the order has already shipped. Amazon says it will be here on the 16th, but UPS … Continue reading
Someone asked if I was going to order the Amazon Kindle Fire I blogged about and that’s a roger. I ordered it the next day. November 15th is the release date. Amazon is saying mine will arrive the 17th. Kindle … Continue reading
I’ve been batting around the idea of getting the kids a tablet computer for a while now. Something that’s easy for them to use, lets them play their stuff (Facebook-based Flash games and Poptropica, mostly), and that won’t get infested … Continue reading