How can I convince my parents to get me a nook.
I want a regular nook with 3g and wifi when ever I ask them they say no any advice?
Hi, I love Bichon Frises, here’s the sales pitch for you.Folks that get an eReader generally read 3-4 times more books than before they got one thus that speaks for the devices (worth the money and useful.) There’s advantages of eReaders – for example, you can put MP3’s on them and listen while you read and they can hold thousands of books in digital format.When choosing an eReader, you need to consider not only the physical properties of the device, but also compare eBook stores behind it. Sony has never been a contender for any comparison by anyone as they only have like 20 books in their Ebook store and their devices are way overpriced for what they offer. Borders is behind Kobo/Cruz devices in US and as you might of heard, Borders is on a brink of bankruptcy. Kindle and Nook are the only devices to be considered as their eBook stores have over a million of free public ebooks as well as over a million of ebooks that you need to pay for available.Several features of Nook’s environment are similar to regular books (unlike Kindle’s) such as:- Nook allows to lend books for two weeks to friends or to your other devices that run B&N app (PC, MAC, Android phones, Apple iPhone, iPod and iPad, etc.)- When you walk in with the Nook to B&N store you’re allowed to read any available eBook for free while in the store via free provided in the store Wi-Fi.- Nook can be used for library ebooks and for renting text-ebooksYou should understand the limitations of e-Ink eReaders – they are limited to be black & white for now, they “blink” at each ebook’s page turn, they’re not too good for web browsing, they need external light source for reading when dark, and they cannot handle videos.If all you read is black & white novels then the better one would be e-Ink Nook. If you read electronic magazines or college text books with a lot of color graphs and charts or children’s’ books with a lot of pictures then the better would be Nook Color from Barnes & Noble. Nook Color is a hybrid Android eReader/tablet and has USB port (unlike iPad). It has a new generation screen which is anti-glare coated and is better performing in sunlight and for reducing eye strain than iPad’s. The screen is one of the best and sharpest on the market and it’s viewable at wide angles.Nook Color has several apps that already come with the device (Pandora Internet radio, QuickOffice, etc.) Also, Barnes & Noble recently released Nook SDK and Nook Developer platform that will allow most of the existing 100,000 Android apps be ported to it. Also, you can use the Social Settings screen to link your NOOK Color to your Facebook account and your Twitter account. You can also import all your contacts from your Google Gmail account. Once you have linked to Facebook and Twitter and set up email contacts, you can lend and borrow books, recommend books, and share favorite quotes with your friends.
Is the Kindle Fire worth buying.
Can I use a blackberry USB to transport files from my pc to the Kindle?How do I get my music on there?Are there any good apps?I would love to buy it but I’m not sure if its worth it or if it works well. Anyone who has it? I would get it on Amazon but someone told me to get it at best buy so i have…
To answer your questions as the other answered did not:As long as your Blackberry USB cord uses the same micro USB as the Kindle Fire. I know that my sister’s Blackberry Curve (the newest one) does.There are over 10,000 apps and counting on the Amazon App Store. My friends with Android devices use the Amazon App Store in addition to the Android Play Store Market. There are also a lot of free apps and lite versions. If you are tech savvy you should be able to root or sideload the Android Market to gain access to those apps. Amazon App Store also offers a free app a day which is where I got my favorite game app, Going Nuts!Amazon offers their own very reasonably priced mp3 store to buy music from. It puts them on the cloud for you to download when you want them. Using a USB cord to connect it to your computer you should be able to download music onto the device. You just won’t be able to store this (unless it’s from Amazon) on the Amazon Cloud.If you have Amazon Prime (or want to get it for $79 a year) you can stream free videos (which you can buy for the cost of a rental without Prime) get discounts on books and extra free books and a lending library. With the device you get a free month.Amazon does offer a year warranty on the device for a year. I purchased mine at Wal-Mart and got the two year accidental handling warranty as well for only $17! I haven’t had to use it yet, as the Gorilla Glass screen doesn’t scratch easily and I have taken care of the device. Also because I purchased it at Wal-Mart Amazon didn’t have my debit card or credit card on file so my device isn’t hooked to my card. If I make any purchases from Amazon though, it will be.The Kindle Fire doesn’t have a Micro SD card slot, which bothered me at first until I heard that Amazon offers you free, unlimited space now (it used to be only 5GB) on the Amazon Cloud. True, you have to have WiFi connection to download things from the cloud onto the device, but this works very well as most places I go and spend a lot of time at like, home and school, have WiFi.In closing, the Amazon Kindle Fire is a great device at a low price. Only $199, much cheaper than an Apple iPad. However it does not have a camera or a speaker. The Kindle Fire was never meant to create things, like the iPad. It was meant to entertain and consume material. It’s great for watching music videos, listening to music, reading books, magazines, graphic novels, and browsing the Web with its Amazon Silk browser which is very fast, but you won’t be writing any papers on it.Many Wal-Mart stores have a demo device which will allow you to play with it before buying it. You also have a month trial period if you buy it at Wal-Mart to decide if you like it, if not, you can return it.
Kindle Fire vs Nook Tablet.
So I want to get one of these really really bad. I wouldn’t really use it for the books to be honest. But I need lots of games like Doodle jump, oven break, angry birds, tiny wings, cut the rope etc… i also like lots of music. do either have a headphone outlet thing you plug headphones in? also, i need to be…
Both are excellent tablets, but content would drive you to the Kindle Fire. The Fire has the same apps, or more, than the Nook Tablet. But only the Kindle Fire has access to the Amazon Video & Music marketplace. Barnes and Noble don’t have anything like that yet, but will point out other sources like Hulu, Netflix, etc. Guess what, the Kindle Fire has those as well.If the music on your computer isn’t DRM protected, you can (as I did) easily transfer it over via the microUSB cable. I also found some free apps so you can download Youtube videos and watch them off-line.With the Kindle Fire, you get 1 free month of Amazon Prime ($79 per year afterwards, if you choose to continue). Prime gives you free 2-day shipping on all Amazon orders, one free book to borrow, and unlimited video streaming from the Prime Video Lending Library. That Library is very extensive.http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=267…Only the Kindle Fire has stereo speakers, though they are small. And yes, it has a headphone jack for more private listening.If you want to, you can root (jailbreak) the Kindle Fire, though I’ve found enough Android apps from other sources so I don’t feel the need to do that.
Anyone who owns and uses a Kindle Fire.
I am looking at them but have some questions it seems hard to get answered. How do I connect with the internet? Is it like a laptop? Do I have to pay a monthly fee? Any help you can gived I would sure appreciate.
Its a tablet which uses wifi like to connect to internet and has no monthly charges separate from what you are already paying for your dsl connection.Here I found some interesting FAQ’s on the kindle fire to help you out:http://budurl.com/KindleFireQAOther than that the kindle fire is basically 7″ eReader tablet. Which can do all the stuff like:- You can watch movies- Stream Tv shows- Read over 1 million titles from amazon book store.- Over 17k android apps- Listen to songs- Play games- Read magazinesHere you would be able to find the price tag for the kindle fire:http://budurl.com/KindleFireBOffer
Tablet advice – what to buy.
Ok, so I’m going to be starting college soon, and I have a few quiestions1. Tablets – do they come with free internet access? (wifi / 3G or whatever)2- what I need it for: as I said I’m gonna be out of the house a lot, I’m looking for something portable that isnt a laptop, where i can use…
Hello, and welcome to the wonderful world of tablets!If you want internet access with 3G, you will be able to get internet access anywhere you can get cell phone reception from the network (T-Mobile, Verizon, etc.). With this option however, you will need to pay a monthly fee which differs between providers. Wi-Fi is free, but it can only get you internet access in a Wi-Fi network. For example, your home has Wi-Fi probably, if so it’s what you used to get on the internet and post this question most likely. A typical college camp as has Wi-Fi.With tablets, your main options are Android and iOS. Both are excellent platforms that are very able to do the tasks you listed. iOS only comes with iPads, which are more expensive then the alternatives generally but still excellent pieces of hardware. Android runs on many different tablets, so you are sure to find one that fits your needs and budget. If Android and iOS don’t float your boat, there are alternatives such as Windows 8.You need to decide what size you want. The two main sizes are 10 inch and 7 inch. This generally refers to its screen size alone. 7 inch are more portable and better for some tasks like reading due to their size, while bigger tablets are better for movies and such because of their size as well. They are able to do the same things though, just some are better at certain tasks.With iOS your choices consist of the iPad, so I need not go further in recommending a device their, but for Android I recommend the Kindle Fire HD or the Nexus 7. Both are amazing tablets that can perform any of the tasks you listed just fine, and are both under $300.If I were you I’d take some time and go into your local electronics store. Try out the tablets there, and decide based on that. Good luck!
Kindle Fire: Mistake or a Steal.
I purchased a Kindle Fire for my wife for Xmas. Everywhere I look, the reviews are fairly positive. She isn’t looking for it to replace a laptop or anything. Mostly just to read books, listen to music, maybe surf the web, and play games. However I just read an article on MSN that the Kindle Fire may be an epic…
If you read the Amazon reviews, you’ll see that most of them are positive. Keep in mind that it was originally compared to the iPad, which isn’t exactly fair. Obviously it will suffer when compared to a more full-featured and expensive device. But the Kindle Fire, according to all reports, is fine for what it is.Just curious about the article you cite – are you sure you don’t mean the Nook? One of the first hits when I got while searching was about how the Kindle is a huge success and the Nook isn’t doing so well – http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38925707#.Tu…Edit – Thanks for the link. The article is interesting, but also contradicts a lot of what I’ve read on other sites. The key will probably be if and when Amazon actually releases sales figures.. Personally, I have the original iPad (which means I paid $800 for something that has no camera) and the Kindle 3, and this combo is best for me. The reason is because I’m into comic books, and the 10″ screen on the iPad is ideal for comics as well as being good for video. I also do reading in long spurts, hours at a time, and the LCD screen is hard on my eyes. This is why I prefer the basic e-ink Kindle – that and it’s light enough to hold in one hand so I can read while standing on the bus. Of course, this means that when I travel I have to plug my earbuds into my iPod to listen to music, read on the Kindle, and switch to the iPad for gaming. It can be awkward.The iPad is definitely the superior device, but it really sounds like your wife will be fine with the Fire. The next closest competitor is the Nook Tablet, which appears to be dead in the water. There are Android tablets, but I have a Xoom (yes, I’m a geek) and have been very unimpressed with Android in general, at least in the tablet arena. Basically, the iPad is the best there is, but it’s overkill for many people.
How does the nook or kindle work.
Can someone explain to me exactly how it works?Well, here’s my situation. I want to get a nook/kindle for my father-in-law. He likes to own the actual books, but I was thinking that the nook would be better for taking places since he also likes to keep his books in good condition. So what I’m wondering is…
Hi, Carissa, this is not confusing at all. Here’s all the answers you need.A lot of people – especially avid readers – are initially against eReaders but they become supporters as soon as they get the device and use it for a whilte. Regular books are great indeed but people that get an eReader generally read 3-4 times more books than before they got one thus that speaks for the devices (worth the money and useful.)You need to purchase a digital version of the book to have it on Nook or Kindle.There are many advantages of eReaders – for example, you can put MP3’s on them and listen while you read and they can hold thousands of books in digital format.Choosing the device, you should first decide which screen you want: e-Ink or LCD. It depends on what you’re reading. If just black & white novels then the better one would be Kindle or e-Ink Nook from Barnes & Noble. If you read electronic magazines or college text books with a lot of color graphs and charts or children’s’ books with a lot of pictures then the better would be Nook Color LCD from Barnes & Noble. Then, you should understand the limitations of e-Ink eReaders (such as Kindle) – they are limited to be black & white for now they “blink” at each ebook’s page turn, they’re not too good for web browsing, they need external light source for reading when dark, and they cannot handle videos.You can get Kindle 3G or Wi-Fi or Nook e-Ink (3G or Wi-Fi) or Nook Color Android tablet (Wi-Fi). 3G means the internet connection is included for free for the life of the device thus you can download a new book even when you’re walking on the street. Wi-Fi means that you need to have access to wireless hotspot – examples would be any Barnes & Noble store that provides free Wi-Fi to Nook’s or any Starbucks or any McDonalds or airport or any other place that provides free Wi-Fi service – to download eBooks. Again, it’s only needed to download eBooks or browse the Internet. Once you downloaded the eBooks to your device, you don’t need Internet connection to read them. There’s over a million of free public ebooks as well as over a million of ebooks that you need to pay for available through Barnes & Noble eBook store. Prices are generally much lower than for physical books.Whichever device you choose, here’s the advantages of the Nook’s (both e-Ink black & white and Nook Color) over Kindle:- Any Barnes & Noble store provides free Wi-Fi to Nook’s- Nook allows to lend books for 2 weeks to friends or to your other devices that run B&N app (PC, MAC, Android phones, Apple iPhone and iPad, etc.) Barnes & Noble allows (when you walk in with the Nook to B&N store) to read any available eBook for free while in the store via free provided in the store Wi-Fi. With Nook, while in BN store you get exclusive articles from top authors, and great offers including cafe treats and unique deals.- Nook (unlike Kindle) can be used for library ebooks.- Nook (unlike Kindle) can be used for renting text-ebooks.Nook Color is worth mentioning separately as this is a hybrid Android eReader/tablet device, something between Kindle and iPad. Even though Nook Color has LCD touchscreen, it’s a new generation screen which is anti-glare coated and is better performing in sunlight and produces less glare all of which are dooming reading on iPad. Also, the screen is amazing and readable/viewable at wide angles.Overall, Nook Color is more than e-Reader as you can also watch video and use Android applications on it. It’s a hybrid device, much more than just an e-Reader but not a full tablet as it doesn’t have a camera. If all you want is to read novels, Kindle (or the original e-Ink Nook) might be better for you. If you want something more from your device (color charts and graphs of college text books, photos, children’s books, magazines and web sites in full color) at half of the price of iPad or Galaxy tab, then Nook Color is your best bet. at half of the price of iPad or Galaxy tab, then Nook Color is your best bet.
how well does the kindle fire handle pdfs.
I want a device that handles pdf files much like the ipad, but without paying that high of a cost. I am looking into the kindle fire and would like some feedback on answering the above question. I would like to be able to highlight and add notes to the pdf files. Any ideas? Do u have any other device in mind?…
The kindle fire can handle PDF files quite well. As a cheap replacement I would say that you should go for it. Here is a good review on kindle fire vs iPad 2 that would pretty much help you out on this one:http://budurl.com/KindleFireOrIPodThe kindle fire can also be used for:- Watching movies,- Tv shows- Reading books- Taking notes- Listening to music- Reading magazines and stuff- Playing games- Over 17K android appsHere you would be able to find the price tag on the kindle fire:http://budurl.com/KindleFireBOffer
How to get audiobook to play while reading ebook(Kindle Fire).
I have both the audiobook and the ebook for a book on my Kindle fire and I want to have it play the audiobook while i am reading the ebook. It was doing this before but now I can’t find the option to play the audiobook. How do I do both at the same time? Please Help! Thank you!
You can only do that if you got the audiobook from Audble and the ebook from Amazon AND the Amazon sales page for the ebooks says it has “Whispersync for voice”.Also the original Kindle Fire (not HD) may not be able to do it – that is unclear.Here is the Amazon help page:http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/d…And here, skip down to the paragraph about Experience Immersion Readinghttp://www.audible.com/mt/wfs/narrow?sou…Wait and an Audible support person will pop up a chat to help you with Immersion reading.”Experience Immersion ReadingGot a Kindle Fire HD or an Android device? If so, you can also read and listen simultaneously with real-time highlighting. It’s called Immersion Reading and that’s what it does: Immerse you in a story by narrating and highlighting the text as you read. It sparks an extra connection that boosts engagement, comprehension, and retention, taking you deeper into the book.Available on Kindle App for Android, Kindle Fire HD,Kindle Fire HDX, and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″”