March 2nd, 2013, 08:24 PM
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Kindle Fire HD 8.9" - Question
So - other than the original Kindle Fire, I've never owned a tablet. Got my tax refund in and actually went to look at tablets earlier this week, but I have the Note II phone, and all the Android tablets seemed a bit redundant to me. In fact, I've had several sales folks at different stores even ask me why I want a tablet when I have the Note II.
So - I had also been considering trading in my Kindle Fire at Best Buy and upgrading it to an HD. Decided today to go with the 8.9" vs. the 7".
Been playing with it this afternoon, and it feels awkward to hold for reading, and I'm wondering if I made a mistake going with the 8.9". I do see that Best Buy allows you to return/exchange up to 30 days.
So my question is for those of you that have the 8.9" - is it just a matter of getting used to the size after using the original Fire?
Those that have the 7", do you think the screen is too small? I know it's the same as the original Fire, but I wondered if the HD is "wasted" on a smaller screen?
I told my boyfriend I think I'm going to take this back and get the 7" instead, but he thinks I should play with it more before making that decision.
I know it ultimately comes down to a personal choice - just wondered if there were others that made the change from 7" to 8.9" and got used to it, or preferred it, and why?