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Kindle Fire


#1

The UPS man just delivered a new Kindle Fire for my wife (wink wink).

It took me a few minutes to do the setup, which consisted of associating with our Wifi network and initializing her email account.

I only had a few minutes to play with it, since I am working at home today, and from what I see it appears to be performing well. It is a lot faster than my recently retired Android Droid X.

I am looking forward to seeing her reaction to the Fire. “I can’t do that, it will chip my nails”.

That’s what happens when a geek marries a super model. :stuck_out_tongue:


#2

Oh no, not the nails :slight_smile:


#3

That and your profile picture becomes a bunny. :smiley:


#4

:clap: :clap: :clap:

So, after she complains about the broken nails is that when you have your excuse to start porting it to NETMF?


#5

Or switch your phone with hers?


#6

We just finished a tutorial session. She actually likes it!

An hour from now, when she has forgotten what I told her, the cursing will start. :smiley:


#7

Do you find new kindle a little bit too heavy for its size?
That was my first impression.


#8

Valen:

Yes, I did think it was a bit heavy.

It might be a function of getting a similar amount of circuity and batteries as the IPad into a smaller form factor. It might not be heavy, just dense.


#9

Hey! I resemble that remark :slight_smile:


#10

I got my Kindle Touch today, and while I like the fact that it’s a bit smaller than the previous Kindle (3rd gen), I think it’s going to take some getting used to the lack of physical buttons (except for the home button).

Unfortunately, the particular combination of the e-ink display and touch screen makes it next to impossible for the Kindle Touch to provide adequate feedback for user interaction. For example, if you tap a button on-screen, there’s no visual or tactile/haptic indication that the button was tapped. Given that we’re all pretty used to the idea that a button changes its appearance when tapped or clicked, this is counter-intuitive, and so in the moment that you’re waiting for the e-ink display to update, it can seem like the device didn’t successfully register the tap.


#11

It runs Android 2.3 and not Honeycomb, so no ADK? Bummer. And Amazon has their own app store ??? Seems risky, but they may have enough clout to pull it off.


#12

So recognizable! :smiley:


#13

Here you go


#14

So after whining here about lack of ADK support, I end with a Fire for my BDay :slight_smile: Once the newness wears off, I’ll get brave, root it, and see if I can get it talking to some uC…


#15

I am getting one for my daughter as a Christmas present.

Btw, here is an interesting read about a disruptive innovation and Kfire as an example.

http://info.topcoder.com/blog/bid/48746/Why-Disruptive-Innovation-Never-Looks-Like-Disruptive-Innovation