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Old February 12th, 2013, 12:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All, I just got a sick deal on a new Kindle Fire HD 7" and I'm undecided if I want to keep it or just flip it for a small profit. I already have a Transformer Prime and a Nexus 7, so I don't need the Kindle. It was just too good of a deal to pass up. So, should I crack the packaging and play with it for a little while or should I not even bother if I have other full-functioning android tablets? Any real world experience with all the devices would be greatly appreciated!

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Unless you want to read books or watch movies from Amazon Prime, I don't see what you would do with it since you have the Nexus 7, which is more of a tablet.
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Yeah. I hear you...Amazon has made a compelling offer with the Lending Library and all the Prime services...but I'm way too entrenched into Google Play to start in a new eco-system. But I was wondering if all the apps that I've downloaded from Amazon's Free App of the Day would transfer to the Kindle if I started using it?
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Unless you want to read books or watch movies from Amazon Prime, I don't see what you would do with it since you have the Nexus 7, which is more of a tablet.
I agree. I'm invested in both Google and Amazon Prime, so I switched from a Galaxy Tab tablet to the Kindle 8.9. I promptly rooted and grabbed all my Google apps (some don't work, tho)


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Yeah. I hear you...Amazon has made a compelling offer with the Lending Library and all the Prime services...but I'm way too entrenched into Google Play to start in a new eco-system. But I was wondering if all the apps that I've downloaded from Amazon's Free App of the Day would transfer to the Kindle if I started using it?
Yes. As long as you have an Amazon account and the Amazon Appstore is on your device, you should be able to get your Amazon apps--pending compatibility, just like in the Play store.
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Thanks for the heads up! Unfortunately, I didn't bother opening it and ended up pocketing a quick $40. The 8.9 is definitely more enticing than the 7", so I'll keep my eyes peeled for one...
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I agree. I'm invested in both Google and Amazon Prime, so I switched from a Galaxy Tab tablet to the Kindle 8.9. I promptly rooted and grabbed all my Google apps (some don't work, tho)
There you go. I was looking at getting the Nexus 7 after Christmas but my wife ended up getting me the Kindle Fire HD so I have been using that. It's great for reading (I had an older Kindle) and joined Prime both for the movies and the 2 day shipping on Amazon. It's OK as a tablet but not as good as the Nexus 7 of course. I'm happy.
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I went from a HP Touchpad rooted with ICS to using a 1st edition Kindle Fire. I then upgraded to the 7 inch Kindle Fire HD. I like the 7 inch version better than the larger tablet. I don't see that many any advantages over any other Google tablet.

I've also sideloaded many Google store apps that aren't on the fire.
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