Product Type: Amazon.com Tablet PCs / eBook Readers
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Much More Than Just An Upgrade.
Amazon Kindle Fire HD
Member Name: rebeccakelly13
Amazon Kindle Fire HD
Advantages: It's pretty light, watching movies is great and it's very easy to surf the web!
Disadvantages: Youtube videos can be quite low quality and also a plug isn't included to help charge the Kindle.
Personally, I'm not a wizard when it comes to today's technology and when I received my Kindle Fire Touch HD, which was a surprising great Christmas present thanks to my mum, I was completely blown away. Though, having the first edition Kindle previously, I have to admit that this isn't an upgrade - it's much more than just reading. If you want an upgrade for your e-books then you would be better just getting the lighter, paper weight kindle made for reading. In saying that though, this is a great tablet that just so happens to have the e-book ability.
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On first opening the box, along with the Kindle of course, a usb charger cable plus a warranty leaflet and a smaller leaflet on general instructions and how to charge and some other boring information that most think they won't need.
The USB cable included plugs into one side of the tablet however the other end will only fit into the likes of laptops and computers so I would definitely recommend an additional purchase of a plug if you think you will have difficulties. However what I found out, that was practically a godsend, was that my phone charger also worked as a Kindle charger - most chargers will work now, such as Samsung, Blackberry and HTC chargers.
The device is sturdy and pretty solid but it's probably not the best idea to go dropping it any time soon! The HD screen lives up to it's name however the reduced glare is a slight disappointment. The screen is crystal clear and brilliant but for fear of marking or scratching the screen it might be a good idea to purshase a screen protector. Don't worry though as they are cheap and easy. It might be a good idea to know that this device comes in both 7" and 8.9".
The sound given from the Kindle is incredible for what it is and it's definitely worth your money. On using the Kindle there is a video section which at first was quite misleading to me as I expected to be able to download videos or film but instead it is a LOVEFiLM app. I signed up immediately and I recommend you do to as it also has rave reviews and the video quality is great. For any of you LOVEFiLM muggles out there, this is an app that allows you to watch a large variety of television shows, documentaries and films. The only slight problem with this app is that it costs £4.99 per month.
Also of course, you can read your books which is the reason why many people will have bought this device in the first place! On entering the Kindle store it barely takes a minute or two to buy and download books so very easy for those who aren't so advanced in technology. It is also easy to make words larger or smaller at any time.
There are two memory storage options, 16GB and 32GB, that if not enough for anyone can easily be upgraded to allow more give.
Additionally there is a front facing high definition camera with a great microphone. It's good for taking pictures but personally I think that it is more suited for Skype users.
There is no set up for this device, simply charge and go.
Summary: This tablet is a great device. Perfect for that bit more than reading.
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