Will Amazon Unveil a Full Size Kindle Fire Tablet During September Press Event?

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eastbayrae

My fire was a piece of shit too. Exceptionally slow, terrible battery, app is garbage, etc.

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jraschke11

The crippled and unresponsive Kindle Fire is a pretty terrible device as is. I purchased one for Christmas and I am extremely disappointed. The closed "Android" OS that it runs is a joke, the Amazon App Store is a total joke with terrible apps, and the battery life and touchscreen are terrible. What an absolute waste of $200.

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theabsinthehare

I got mine for $130, from Amazon, "Refurbished" (AKA:Brand new but opened, with a 1 year warranty). Got rid of the Amazon OS and installed CM9 (AKA: Unofficial Ice Cream Sandwich ROM with more settings than the stock version, and held to the same standards.) I love it. Will be installing Jelly Bean as soon as it's out.

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Lednaara

After loading CM9 on yours could you get the Amazon Video on Demand stuff working again? That's what held me back from modding my Fire. I gots a bunch of movies and tv shows on Amazon from before the Fire ever came out, and I like being able to download them and watch them versus streaming them from the browser.

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davelray

Maybe you got a dud. I got my Kindle Fire when they first came out. Battery life on it is still quite good. Screen is responsive and clear. I've only seen two other 7" tablets, the Samsung which sales for a much higher cost, and the Nexus 7, which just came out last month. Yes it is a closed Android OS heavily customized by the developers to the point where it's barely even Android anymore. This was done to meet the DRM requirements laid on Amazon so they could sell it as a content consumption device. It wasn't really intended to be used as a real Android tablet. It was intended to read books, watch movies/tv, and play games like Angry Birds and Plants vs Zombies on, which it does quite well. If you wanted the true Android experience, you should have gotten a real Android tablet. As for the Amazon app store, while it may not have quite the selection Google Play has, it's a far cry better than what you get on Barnes and Noble's Nook Tablet. If you think the Kindle Fire is bad, steer completely clear of the BnN Nook Tablet. The Kindle Fire, at the time of it's release all the way through to a few months ago, was the king of the 7" tablets. I've since gotten a Nexus 7 and turned my Fire over to my 8 year old son. Oh, and by the way, at least Amazon doesn't prevent you from sideloading apps on the Kindle Fire like BnN did their tablet.

Go pick up a Nexus 7 if you are looking for a good 200 dollar range Android tablet. If you don't mind the extra bucks, grab a Samsung Galaxy 7. Even the Lenovo tablet is pretty decent. The Nexus 7 will give you a better processor and screen than the others, but you give up a rear camera and expandable storage slot or HSPA connectivity.

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don2041

These thing start out at 7 inch and then grow. Soon you will have to strap on a harness like the cigarette girls at a Vegas casino, back in the sixties.

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Papaspud

Who decides what is "full size"? Full size is whatever you produce, dumb title..................

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Paul_Lilly

The market place and manufacturers decide, and since there's competition in the 10ish-inch space versus the emerging 7-inch space, the larger tablets would (unofficially, I suppose) be considered full size. By your logic, Asus could produce a 1cm squared slate and call it a full size tablet.

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dedgar

So the 11" ones are extra large??

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Paul_Lilly

Not sure if being obtuse or asking a legit question. But no, if you're asking for my opinion, an 11-inch tablet wouldn't qualify as extra large slate, but would fall into the "10ish" category (a class of full size tablets around 10 inches, give or take). 

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dedgar

Obtuse is my middle name. :o)

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wolfing

they have to, as Google probably will unveil their Nexus 10 a couple of months later, which will probably be much better (functionality-wise). The 10" Kindle would have to be very cheap too or there would be no point.

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