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Animals4me | 12:48 Tue 02nd Apr 2013 | Technology
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Not sure what section should have put this query under but am confident someone will provide answer.I have looked at reviews but still undecided so would like to read others opinions who have a kindle fire.I have the basic kindle which Iam happy with but is the kindle fire worth changing to? I have about 800 books on it so if I bought a kindle fire could I transfer all of them onto the new one? I have it registered on the amazon site so was wondering would I have to re register or how does this work? What are others thoughts on the fire one over the basic one.Would likie to especially hear fom thise who had a basic one and updated to the fire.What are the disadvantages? Battery life issn't too grat I have heard...so with travelling and wanting to read and then watch a film or 2 this wouldn't be possible would it? All views greatly received.Thanks to you all.

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"I have about 800 books on it so if I bought a kindle fire could I transfer all of them onto the new one? I have it registered on the amazon site so was wondering would I have to re register or how does this work?"

You would sign in with your kindle account on the Kindle Fire and your books would be "archived" on it. You may have to download them all to your device from your account, but you won't have to pay for them again.

"Battery life issn't too grat I have heard...so with travelling and wanting to read and then watch a film or 2 this wouldn't be possible would it?"

The Kindle Fire is more like a halfway house between a tablet and a traditional kindle. The screen is like a computer screen, so it can be harder on the eyes for reading, but it can play video and music.

The battery life is going to be much less because the screen requires much more power than the "e-paper" screens.

I wouldn't, personally consider it an upgrade of a e-paper or "paperwhite" kindle - it's a different object for a different function.

However, if you wanted one just for video and music while travelling, in addition to your current kindle, that might be a good idea.

When it comes to video and music, what are your needs exactly?
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Just basically wanting to see if i can get better reading quality and if get other things too...would view films but not video or music.Is the paper white worth considering over the fire then? Is the paper white like the basic kindle but with clearer pages or what? If I was able to have all my books that have on present kindle transferred over andable to have the internet plus download films but have seen that the internet is only free to BT broadband users?? Iam confused and not sure what to go with
The Fire is not an e-reader, it's a tablet.

And as Ab Editor says, it shouldn't be considered an upgrade to an e-reader.

Storage on your Kindle is essentially unlimited, because if you need more space, you can simply archive existing books. That puts them into your personal space on Amazon's servers, where you can always restore them from.

If you want to upgrade your Kindle, then go for a Kindle PaperWhite.

If on the other hand you want a tablet, then there are others you can choose, all of which can have the Kindle e-reader software installed on them (which you can register to your existing Kindle account, and collect your books). If treated as e-readers they all suffer the same disadvantages of short battery life, and inappropriate display technology.
If you wanted a machine just for video and music while traveling get this -
Asus Nexus 7 ASUS-1B32 7" 32 GB Tablet - NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L 1.20 GHz

With the recommendation by Triggs, I just got two, one for me and one for my niece. It is ace.
"Is the paper white like the basic kindle but with clearer pages or what?"

Yes.
"Is the paper white like the basic kindle but with clearer pages or what?"

As Rojash says, it is - it also has some fancy backlighting, should you want to read in the dark.
Further to this Kindle thread.I am thinking of buying a Kindle Fire but I know very little about it. What I would like to know is what apps does it have. Does it have,for example,an app` to see when the next bus will arrive? What else does it have in it`s favour.
Many thanks foe any replies.
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the Kindle Fire is amazing in many ways. I love the free games/apps, the storage of music, reading magazines, email, browsing etc. It's not good for reading books as the screen shows reflections, like looking in a shop window, you can see your own face. In the ordinary Kindle, the e-ink is much better, no glare or reflection. I use the Fire for everything except serious reading. Read too much on the Fire and your eyes ache badly.

Connecting to a different wi-fi so that you can send and receive emails is a problem that I can't solve and have asked for help here.

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