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I am new to pc tablets and want to know if I can use any apps with the KF
I am considering buying a Kindle Fire. I am new to pc tablets and don't know about apps. Can I only use apps from Amazon,or anywhere such as Facebook app, etc. I really like the price but I don't know about the memory, etc. For around $50 more I can get an HP tablet (bigger size/more memory). Would that be the better choice? I would appreciate any information.
Re: I am new to pc tablets and want to know if I can use any apps with the KF
It's the first tablet under $249 worth buying. It's a better tablet than the Nook Color, and it's 25% less expensive.
Yes, it will work with apps, which you can get from Amazon's App Store.
HP abandoned the tablet market and stopped development on its webOS operating system. Stay away unless you like playing with rooting etc. Memory size: Amazon changed the game by developing software that manages storage and processing remotely in its cloud infrastructure, so don't be bothered by the 8G spec -- it's just a local buffer now.
Advantages of Kindle Fire:
1. Its unique cloud-accelerated "split browser" is optimized for web browsing and multi-media, which are the best functions of tablets.
2. 7-inch display is very easy to handle and is highly portable.
3. Its $200 price is very low relative to other tablets.
Disadvantages of Kindle Fire:
1. No cameras; no SD cards.
2. 7-inch display shows smaller views of documents and movies than 10-inch displays do.
3. It's not running the latest version of Android.
It looks good overall, but it's up to you to weigh the relative importance of those factors.
Reasons to order it now:
1. You'll be in line ahead of others should supply not meet demand.
2. You know you want it for sure and don't want to think about the decision any more.
Reasons to order it after release:
1. Problems could manifest in the design or manufacturing of the Kindle touch once they start shipping.
2. Another product might be released which you'd like more.
All things considered, given Amazon's excellent track record with Kindles, I don't think there's much risk in going ahead and pre-ordering one of the new Kindles now.
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