I have just been "made aware" that I'm going to be buying my fiance' a new Kindle "Fire" for Christmas; I spent some time last night reading about them on Amazon. As I understand it, the previous Kindle models were all "3G" dependent, while the forthcoming "Fire" depends on wi-fy.
What I'm wondering is............we live in a rural area; DSL and cable internet connection is unavailable where we live, so we are obliged to pay $ 70 / mo. for "Wildblue", which is somehow connected to Dish Network, and uses their satellite.
So.........for us, so-called "high-speed" internet is about as "high speed" as a 1939 Plynouth.
According to what I read on Amazon, this thing is supposed to be "blazingly fast", as far as connectivity is concerned. The technical stuff was all part hype, and the other part "over my head" so I'm really not too sure what to expect. One way or another, I'm gonna be buying the thing, so any advance info will be a plus.
As I understand it, the thing has 8 GB of internal memory, ( mostly for storage of apps, etc ), while everything else is "handled" by the "great Amazon cloud", ( read: a great big bunch of servers, which store Amazon "content" free.) ( I'm sure that means everything "else" costs $$$$ ! )
I was already "speculating" about the possibility of buying an iPad for a specific purpose I have in mind; the iPad is twice as big, and as we all know, costs 2 1/2 times as much. I'll know more about that idea after I see how my photographs look on the "Fire".
The thing is due to hit the market about the middle of Nov.