The Buzz Out Loud team and Donald Bell get hands-on with the brand-new Kindle Fire and answer all your questions about the device, like Kindle Fire vs. Nook, whether you can side-load apps, and whether Amazon Prime is required for use (hint: no). Check it out!
Kindle Fire: your questions answered
EMAIL & TWEETS
what is the OS on it, officially, and is it allegedly a true Android OS or some other version they forked? can you look that up in their settings? wait… can you even _get_ to the settings?
mollywood: There’s a complaint about the weight for it’s size. Is it that noticeable?
“wigginman kyle wiggington
@mollywood im torn between the fire or nook 2″
“earthdog Rich Thomas
@mollywood @donald Can you run Android Apps from Unknown Sources on the Kindle Fire?”
mollywood, audiodonald Question: I saw people talking about side-loading apps not in the market. have you tried this? is it just download packages and install them?
“LeeLoiChieng Lee-Loi Chieng
@mollywood @donald Q:Is it worth it if you already own an iPad?And is it a very region locked device as in are most of the services US only?”
“DFp127 Daniel F. Panessiti
@mollywood Does Kindle Fire have ePub compatibility and what kind of wireless? 3G and Wi-Fi Or just Wi-Fi?”
“Doug Salter – How does he compare the Fire to the new Nook Tablet? (faster processor and twice the memory)
Does he see this device as a serious competitor?
Does he feel he is a serious competitor to the iPad?
Where do users get help / support for the Kindle Fire? Online only? Return policy?”
“David Siebert – 1. What important apps can the fire not run? RDIO, Spotify, Cnet, Twitter, Facebook, and so on.
2. Can you side load apps like I can on my Android phone?
3. How does the browser handle sites like CNet and theverge.
David Wollmann – +Doug Salter The iPad isn’t all that compelling to me, as far as I’m concerned it’s just hipster bling. The $200 Fire, on the other hand, hits the price sweet spot. I would prefer a Fire model with LTE and Bluetooth, but I’ll make due with Android hotspot when I’m mobile.
“kialowinters Kialo Winters
@mollywood Question for @donald – Will the form factor or hardware sustain daily abuse by elementary students daily?”
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