nicg at corbas.co.uk
Thu Nov 29 16:50:44 GMT 2012
I've got a Kindle Fire, a Kindle Fire HD and most of the rest (I do publishing tech for a living, it's an occupational hazard).
Given the choice between my Nexus 7 and my Kindle Fire HD, the Nexus 7 wins every time. The best eBook app on it (BlueFire probably) is as good a reading experience as the Kindle. The Kindle app is as good as Kindle. The Kindle fire weighs a ton, uses battery quicker than the Nexus 7 and is nothing like as comfortable to hold. Having said that the iPad mini feels better in the hand than the Nexus 7.
On 29 Nov 2012, at 16:45, Dave Cross <dave at dave.org.uk> wrote:
> Quoting Mark Keating <m.keating at shadowcat.co.uk>:
>> I would like some informed opinion on the Kindle Fire, a friend is thinking of buying one as a gift for a partner, I could use the review sites but I don't know those people, I do know and like (hey LPW is still bubbling through my veins forgive the crush) you people.
>> So, good idea, bad idea? Is there something better for the same-ish cost that isn't breaking the bank iPad mini level (I like the Nexus personally but don't own one).
>> Your responses are thanked for in advance.
> I don't know anyone who has bought a Kindle Fire.
> I know many people who have bought a Nexus 7. None of them regret that decision.
> I can't really see any reason to choose the Kindle Fire over the Nexus 7. You can install the Kindle app on the N7 and then anything that you can do on the Kindle Fire.
> Looks like the cheapest Kindle Fire is about £30 cheaper than the cheapest N7. For that saving you seem to get tied more tightly into the Amazon ecosystem.
> I'd recommend the Nexus 7 every time.
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