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Topic: Just Got Tablet!! Ok now Going to take it BACK!! & Keep my Kindle!!!

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Subject: Just Got Tablet!! Ok now Going to take it BACK!! & Keep my Kindle!!!
Date Posted: 5/5/2011 10:32 PM ET
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Yes I just got my Tablet!!  It a Craig 7"  My Amazon ebooks are already on it!!  And several from other places WAHOOO  They look great!  I LOVE this thing!!  Just have to learn to use it LOL  

Well This thing is Useless to me!  Every time I try to read a book & I stop for any reason!  The Book Vanishes!!  I keep having to ReDownLoad them!!  GRRR

I Now see why people Love Kindles sooo much!  Once the books are on it they Stay! 



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Date Posted: 5/30/2011 8:07 PM ET
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yes! i do love my kindle. just for the free books alone its worth it ,to me.

Date Posted: 5/30/2011 8:41 PM ET
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Once the books are on it they Stay!

Unless it is a George Orwell title.  wink  (Sorry, couldn't resist).

Date Posted: 5/30/2011 9:50 PM ET
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I would love a little tablet computer but not to use as an ereader.  The backlit screen would bother me after a while, I think.  It'd just be for fun and games and websurfing.

Date Posted: 5/30/2011 11:20 PM ET
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1/2 the site I tried to visit were Not Avalible thru Tablet!  INC PBS & SaDVD!!  Also ADE would Not work cause the Tables only have 2.1  They Need 2.2 OS!  Grrr   I thought I could play my Movies on it Not!  And thought I could save the Kindle eBooks on a SDCard & play on the Tablet NOT!   Very upsetting!  So I returned it got my money back! 



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Date Posted: 5/31/2011 8:39 AM ET
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If you could download Kindle for PC onto your tablet, you'd be able to read your Kindle books.  They are DRMed so won't work without that.

No PBS would seal it for me, what good is a tablet computer if you can't get to PBS????

Date Posted: 5/31/2011 10:30 AM ET
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I did Download the Android Kindle thingy!  It would Vanish also!  Amazon said I had to remove it & redownload!  Did this several times!  UGH!!   It would say THIS BOOK NOT AVAILIBLE!!  IF I got the book on the tablet Once I turned off the WiFi [which eats up battery life]  The books would vanish it would say NO WIFI CONECTION!  Well DUH!!  I had these same headaches with the Nook Classic!  Well the heck with that!  So I took it back!   BTW PBS works great on my Kindle LOL 

Subject: KINDLE & VERIZON TABLET
Date Posted: 6/18/2011 12:59 AM ET
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Howdy... I have the Kindle 2 and the Verizon Galaxy Tablet. I do most of my reading from my gallie and my phone. I dont use my kindle much. I have actually thought about selling it.

I still read from paperbacks too. Thought about getting the NOOK just so I could share books with my friends.

Date Posted: 6/18/2011 3:57 PM ET
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Kindle shares eBooks!  But it the Publisher that decides Not Amazon or B&N

Date Posted: 6/24/2011 4:11 PM ET
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I have an iPAD and don't have any of the issues mentioned.  My kindle books stay put, I can surf the internet - including PBS.  I can also listen to recorded books while surfing the net or playing games.  I love it!

Date Posted: 6/25/2011 1:29 PM ET
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Barbara, I'm glad you were able to return it.

I doubt if I would get a tablet, but there are a lot of rumors that Amazon will have one for sale by the end of the year. That would be cool.

Date Posted: 6/25/2011 3:30 PM ET
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CVS has a great return policy....90 days!   IF I was techy I would have kept it!  They have Upgrades But I too Dumb to Hack them grr  Things have to work out of the box or do automatic upgrades for me!   

Date Posted: 6/26/2011 1:38 PM ET
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I'm a techie, but I feel that if I have to hack too much at a device, it's just not worth it.  Ease of use is a big thing for me.  Troubleshooting is my job.  When I buy something for home, I just want it to work. 

Date Posted: 6/27/2011 3:49 AM ET
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Most time hacking Voids the warrenty any way!  But in this case a guy on MobileReads posted a letter he got from the company telling him what to Hack for the upgrade.  I tried 3 times to get it to work.  Then I couldnt even get direction in English for Android Directions on how to use the dang thing!  Way to confusing!  Then to top it off I could Not get my eBooks from Amazon to Stay on the dang thing.  Always having to redownload the software & books!  IF I could find someone Local to get it working I buy another 1...  $100 for tablet not bad IF it works LOL 

 

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=123208 



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