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Re: I-pad, Kindle Fire ???
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2012, 07:52:18 AM »
i defintely like the size of the Fire better than the current iPad. I don't have any inclination to carry around something as big as a drink tray.

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Re: I-pad, Kindle Fire ???
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2012, 05:12:00 PM »
I heard news of this the other day - that Apple was considering a smaller version.

In my mind that cements the Fire as a competitor to the iPad.

In fact, looking at every "competing" tablet out there, they are almost universally smaller.

One thing I like a lot about my iPad2 is the camera and Facetime. I can keep in touch with my distant family members
visually without sitting in front of the desktop. I can even follow the kids around and make them see their grandparents.
Some of the Android tablets have cameras but the Fire isn't one of them. Still, I do wish I had a more 'pocket sized' tablet
to carry with me and to read in bed at night. The iPad is a bit heavy and unwieldy to carry every where the way I do my
iPhone (who's screen is too small to squint at for more than a few minutes at a time).
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Re: I-pad, Kindle Fire ???
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2012, 11:20:04 AM »
I think there is definitely a sweet spot for tab size. My Kindle e-reader is just a bit too small, but the iPad is too big. I like the zie of the playbook if it was just a "tiny bit" bigger. Just for the folks south of the border, "tiny bit" is a metric unit of measurement  ;)

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Re: I-pad, Kindle Fire ???
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2012, 11:28:17 AM »
Down here I believe it's 1 bit = 3 smidgens.
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Re: I-pad, Kindle Fire ???
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2012, 11:29:58 AM »
 :D I never was that fluent in the US/Imperial system.

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Re: I-pad, Kindle Fire ???
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2012, 11:30:46 AM »
:D I never was that fluent in the US/Imperial system.

I've always favored cubits myself.

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Re: I-pad, Kindle Fire ???
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2012, 02:52:17 PM »
I could never figure out if you had to freeze them first ? Maybe that was only if they were ice cubits .....

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Re: I-pad, Kindle Fire ???
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2012, 06:00:50 AM »
I prefer units of measurement that begin with the letter "F".
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Re: I-pad, Kindle Fire ???
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2012, 06:38:43 AM »
I prefer units of measurement that begin with the letter "F".

Such as Furlongs, Firkins, and Fortnights?

Maybe we could just settle on three fingers of Scotch.
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Re: I-pad, Kindle Fire ???
« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2012, 09:47:21 AM »
I always thought three fingers measured something else...

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Re: I-pad, Kindle Fire ???
« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2012, 10:02:03 AM »
I always thought three fingers measured something else...

As in, measured before the Royal Wedding can proceed?
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Re: I-pad, Kindle Fire ???
« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2012, 12:47:01 PM »
I'd love to see what Charles uses to measure with  - must be both feet !

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Re: I-pad, Kindle Fire ???
« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2012, 08:08:00 PM »
FYI:
Amazon has some Kindle Fires (refurbished) on sale for $169US while supplies last... which would be one unit less than an hour ago. 8)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0051VVOB2/?ie=UTF8&tag=mysimon&linkCode=ur2&qid=1327619743&camp=1789&sr=8-1&creative=9325&condition=refurbished
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Re: I-pad, Kindle Fire ???
« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2012, 08:38:40 PM »
FYI:
Amazon has some Kindle Fires (refurbished) on sale for $169US while supplies last... which would be one unit less than an hour ago. 8)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0051VVOB2/?ie=UTF8&tag=mysimon&linkCode=ur2&qid=1327619743&camp=1789&sr=8-1&creative=9325&condition=refurbished

Nice. Let us know how you like it.

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Re: I-pad, Kindle Fire ???
« Reply #29 on: February 29, 2012, 05:44:17 AM »
Will do. Should be here tomorrow as I am a prime member (2nd day shipping). I'll have to see which tablet, ipad2 or fire, I reach
for most after a month when I want to look up something or browse news sites.
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