WikiWirral Share a Little Learn a Lot about your Wirral
Forum Stats
12254 Members
65 Forums
72904 Topics
982818 Posts
83 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
88 registered (Beethoven, 16 invisible), 1863 Guests and 384 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Boom : New Ferry Explosion 2504
Offset number plates 558
Death at Leasowe Train Station 466
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17 417
Planet Earth Tonight 275
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again? 251
Snowhite's Bird Rescue 206
Reclaimed floorboards needed. 198
Another Terrorist Attack ? -London Islington 93
KEYS found 75
New General Forums
hi
by norma67
26th Mar 2017 7:42pm
Clocks go Forward
by Mark
25th Mar 2017 3:01pm
Mannequin Challenge AKA MRI Scan
by fish5133
24th Mar 2017 11:20am
Surely the most honest add.....
by buddy
20th Mar 2017 5:43pm
New Wirral History
William Bernard's building, Birkenhead
by yoller
20th Mar 2017 4:27pm
1882 Plan of the borough of Birkenhead and Wards
by Dave_Wood
19th Mar 2017 11:57am
New Brighton Coop
by Mike_White
9th Mar 2017 12:48pm
Tranmere High School for Girls 1882 Chesnut Grove
by sarah708
6th Mar 2017 8:23pm
Whetstone Lane, Birkenhead
by MoretonExpat
6th Mar 2017 8:04am
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Birkenhead Transport Museum 24th Feb 2017
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Topic Replies
Activate Trip Computer on Astra J
by chris123
7 minutes 7 seconds ago
Sky HD 2TB box
by chris123
11 minutes 16 seconds ago
Astra Car Mats
by chris123
13 minutes 44 seconds ago
195 65 R15 91H Car Tyre
by chris123
15 minutes 58 seconds ago
Will It Work For You
by Dilly
Today at 12:47 PM
hi
by Dilly
Yesterday at 11:36 PM
'March' Photo Competition.
by snowshoes
Yesterday at 10:58 PM
Boom : New Ferry Explosion
by fish5133
Yesterday at 08:27 PM
It's Broken : Forum Update
by Mark
Yesterday at 08:13 PM
March
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Planet Earth Tonight
by Excoriator
26th Mar 2017 10:31am
Lee and Cragg Quarries - Bacup
by Mark
23rd Mar 2017 7:43am
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#734481 - 17th Oct 2012 8:48pm Amazon Kindle Fire
ManxCat Offline

Addict

Registered: 26th Apr 2010
Posts: 214
Loc: Birkenhead
Anyone got any views on the new Amazon Kindle Fire.. smile

I'm after a tablet but want a good one.

The Kindle Fire HD looks to be about the best of the range @ 159.

Father Christmas can't stretch to a ipad this year unfortunatly.. smile
_________________________
Traa Dy Liooar

Top
Digital Wirral : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

* * * Rapid Hydraulics - Hydraulic Hose Repairs * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#734487 - 17th Oct 2012 9:10pm Re: Amazon Kindle Fire [Re: ManxCat]
Raven61 Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 14th Jan 2012
Posts: 366
Loc: Wallasey
Originally Posted By: ManxCat
Anyone got any views on the new Amazon Kindle Fire.. smile

I'm after a tablet but want a good one.

The Kindle Fire HD looks to be about the best of the range @ 159.

Father Christmas can't stretch to a ipad this year unfortunatly.. smile
What are you going to use it for.

Top
#734514 - 17th Oct 2012 10:31pm Re: Amazon Kindle Fire [Re: ManxCat]
Andyj Offline


Registered: 21st May 2011
Posts: 1
Loc: Prenton
Kindle fire hd looks good from reviews, but there is allegedly a mini ipad being announced next week for around 200

Top
#734516 - 17th Oct 2012 10:35pm Re: Amazon Kindle Fire [Re: ManxCat]
j_demo Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 4th Nov 2011
Posts: 1866
Loc: Wallasey/New Brighton
Microsoft will soon be bringing out a tablet to rival the iPad and what I've heard will be very competatively priced!

Top
#734559 - 18th Oct 2012 5:21am Re: Amazon Kindle Fire [Re: ManxCat]
plot21 Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 3rd Apr 2012
Posts: 14
Loc: moreton
The Amazon Kindle Fire HD is in my opinion a well specced tablet. ( 7 inch screen, Dual-core 1.2GHz TI OMAP4 4460 CPU, 1GHz). It's a fully fledged tablet device using a customised version Android OS, rather than just an e-book reader like the original kindles.

Drawback with kindles are they can only access apps on the Amazon app store which there is about 60,000 apps, compared to approx 600,000 on the Google playstore.

As an alternative I would suggest looking at the Google Nexus 7, the 8GB version can be got for 159.

Top
#734564 - 18th Oct 2012 7:24am Re: Amazon Kindle Fire [Re: ManxCat]
chris123 Online   content
Smartchild

Registered: 1st Mar 2010
Posts: 605
Loc: wallasey
I bought a google nexus 7 a few weeks back and can't recommend it highly enough- awesome!

Top
#734570 - 18th Oct 2012 7:38am Re: Amazon Kindle Fire [Re: j_demo]
MikeT Online   content
Smartchild

Registered: 23rd Apr 2010
Posts: 550
Loc: Canary Islands :)
Originally Posted By: jawide
Microsoft will soon be bringing out a tablet to rival the iPad and what I've heard will be very competatively priced!

It's out, it's crap, it won't run Windows applications, it is way overpriced once you add the (needed) keyboard. Avoid.

Top
#734571 - 18th Oct 2012 7:39am Re: Amazon Kindle Fire [Re: ManxCat]
MikeT Online   content
Smartchild

Registered: 23rd Apr 2010
Posts: 550
Loc: Canary Islands :)
Originally Posted By: ManxCat
I'm after a tablet but want a good one.

Get the Google Nexus 7.

Top
#734641 - 18th Oct 2012 11:03am Re: Amazon Kindle Fire [Re: ManxCat]
Moonstar Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 2nd Jul 2011
Posts: 1240
Loc: Wirral
I bought a Kindle at the beginning of the year, the first one. I use it solely for reading and am wearing it out! I love it.

Top
#734697 - 18th Oct 2012 1:18pm Re: Amazon Kindle Fire [Re: ManxCat]
Garygadge Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 23rd Oct 2007
Posts: 493
Loc: Wirral
The nexus 7 has just been released with 32GB for the same price as the 16GB.... 199

Top
#734786 - 18th Oct 2012 6:56pm Re: Amazon Kindle Fire [Re: ManxCat]
ManxCat Offline

Addict

Registered: 26th Apr 2010
Posts: 214
Loc: Birkenhead
I must admit the ipad is the must have tablet and if there is a new mini version coming out which more reasonably priced, I may just hang on a bit.. smile

It's always the way.. I recently upgraded my mobile and the next week the new iphone5 came out..
_________________________
Traa Dy Liooar

Top
#734824 - 18th Oct 2012 8:19pm Re: Amazon Kindle Fire [Re: ManxCat]
EvilCycle Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 29th Jul 2011
Posts: 123
Loc: Wirral
My opinion would be to get the nexus 7

Top
#734858 - 18th Oct 2012 9:34pm Re: Amazon Kindle Fire [Re: ManxCat]
Raven61 Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 14th Jan 2012
Posts: 366
Loc: Wallasey
My Son & I have both got a Barnes & Noble 'Nook Color' 7" tablet [8GB]. It has excellent graffics & a sensitive touch screen.
Have inserted a rooted 32GB micro SD card so you can download any apps or games from Google Store [or 4Share] etc.
You get a colour Ereader [backlit],internet browser, mp3 player, video player & gaming device for less than the price of a Kindle 3G. Have a look on Ebay.

Top
#735178 - 19th Oct 2012 9:09pm Re: Amazon Kindle Fire [Re: Garygadge]
ManxCat Offline

Addict

Registered: 26th Apr 2010
Posts: 214
Loc: Birkenhead
The Google Nexus 7 does look a very good option.. smile

The main reasons for me wanting a tablet pc is to surf the net and check my emails on the move, ideally using a onboard programs. Open and view documents and photo's aswell.

How compatable is the Apple with Windows files?
_________________________
Traa Dy Liooar

Top

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Activate Trip Computer on Astra J
by chris123
7 minutes 7 seconds ago
Will It Work For You
by granny
Today at 08:26 AM
Death at Leasowe Train Station
by Mark
27th Mar 2017 10:02pm
KEYS found
by rocks
26th Mar 2017 11:48pm
hi
by norma67
26th Mar 2017 7:42pm
For Sale & Free
Sky HD 2TB box
by chris123
11 minutes 16 seconds ago
Astra Car Mats
by chris123
13 minutes 44 seconds ago
195 65 R15 91H Car Tyre
by chris123
15 minutes 58 seconds ago
boxed 10 inch tablet for sale
by stumpyduck
26th Mar 2017 7:12pm
various fly reels and boxes of fly's
by brady
25th Mar 2017 10:48am
Featured Member
Registered: 27th Dec 2006
Posts: 1972
Newest Members
BoilerEngineer, flipmodefly, Noize, cartoonhead, shelleyc1990
12254 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Planet Earth Tonight
by granny
25th Mar 2017 11:50am
Reclaimed floorboards needed.
by Gold_Moon
25th Mar 2017 10:45am
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again?
by Habdab
24th Mar 2017 10:25am
What does this all mean?
by venice
22nd Mar 2017 12:20pm
black contiboard locally?
by fish5133
21st Mar 2017 9:30pm
News : New Topics
Death at Leasowe Train Station
by Mark
27th Mar 2017 10:02pm
KEYS found
by rocks
26th Mar 2017 11:48pm
Another Terrorist Attack ? -London Islington
by fish5133
26th Mar 2017 3:03pm
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17
by Dogwalker59
26th Mar 2017 10:36am
Boom : New Ferry Explosion
by diggingdeeper
25th Mar 2017 9:39pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Activate Trip Computer on Astra J
by chris123
7 minutes 7 seconds ago
Will It Work For You
by granny
Today at 08:26 AM
Snowhite's Bird Rescue
by diggingdeeper
26th Mar 2017 2:44am
Offset number plates
by venice
23rd Mar 2017 1:24am
File too large
by Dilly
20th Mar 2017 10:41am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Will It Work For You 57
Activate Trip Computer on Astra J 0
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Wed 6:50am
Sunset Wed 7:42pm
Local Time Wed 6:13pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .