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    Kindle Fire HDX

    I finally got a tablet while the site was down. I got a Kindle Fire HDX - the big one. I'm not addicted to tablets but it certainly comes in handy.

    I already had a Prime account. I really like watching movies on it because there is a feature where it will show you all sorts of trivia in a sidebar.

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    Kindle is an android flavour isn't it?

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    No, an Amazon.com flavor.
    Older Kindle devices were running a different OS AFAIK. Kindle Fire family is android.

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    Awesome Pinnacle. Congrats! Hope that Kindle brings you hours of great entertainment.

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    Yeah, I remember when the tablets first came out, and I thought "Who in the world would want an Ipod you cant put in your pocket", needless to say I'm addicted to my Asus Transformer now...

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    The kindles run android, but Amazon has added their own GUI.

    Aidan has the original fire. My mom has the new HDX. I have been testing out a couple of windows 8.1 tablets (HP elitepad 9000 and surface 2) and I like them both well enough.

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    We got Blake the 7" Nook mainly because it was a little cheaper than the fire.

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    So far, I've resisted a tablet purchase for me or any family members. Between laptops, desktops, and smartphones the kids are pretty happy, though my wife is restless and my eventually get a tablet. Personally, I mostly view tablets as a way to consume more products, and I'm sorta maxed out there already. Could be worse, I have a client whose youngest son got into her Amazon account and racked up $800 in book purchases in a single month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slgrieb View Post
    I have a client whose youngest son got into her Amazon account and racked up $800 in book purchases in a single month.
    the parental controls are built in and really easy to setup. Not to sound like a dick, but it's her own fault.

    Dylan had Aidan's kindle upstairs and I got an email that I had just ordered an entire season of spongebob digitally. I immediately contacted amazon had it cancelled and turned on the parental controls. You have to be not paying attention AT. ALL. to have $800 worth of stuff purchased on it without your knowledge

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    my g/f never puts her Fire down. she gave her laptop to the kids and only uses it when she absolutely needs to.

    She takes that thing everywhere. I am kind of getting jealous.

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