Many people are thinking of whether to buy Nook Tablet or Kindle Fire. It’s true that you can’t decide unless a clear picture what are the similarities and differences in physical and technical specifications and contents available between two devices. Here I’m not looking at the similarities, rather differences so that the capability of two devices can be distinguished. I put my comments in the third column. However, I’m not going to suggest one over another. You better make your judgment.Differences Between Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet
After Amazon announced its new set of Kindles we didn’t hear anything from its competitors like B&N. However, it was well-known at that time that B&N will announce a new Nook Color in the early November. And now we know the announcement is coming on November 7. In preparation of that B&N is going to lower the price of Nook Color 1 according to some leaked Wal-Mart flyer. Now we have another leaked document showing Nook Touch is going to be sold at $99.
There are now five different variants of Kindle available on Amazon Kindle Store. While Amazon website has a great details regarding each models, they are not enough to compare the models so easily due to scattered information – little bit here, little bit there. I’ve tried to compile the information pointing to the differences between different models rather than similarities. This makes buying decision easy. I hope it will help you. If you’ve any question, please drop a line in the comment area. If I miss anything let me know. I’ll add that later.
Many people are thinking of whether to buy Nook Color or Kindle Fire in the wake of Amazon’s release of a series of Kindles including Kindle Fire. It’s true that you can’t decide unless a clear picture what are the similarities and differences in physical and technical specifications and contents available between two devices. Here I’m not looking at the similarities, rather differences so that the capability of two devices can be distinguished. I put my comments in the third column. However, I’m not going to suggest one over another. You better make your judgment.
There are some rumors that More >
A. Amazon is not going to ship Kindle Fire outside USA. However, you can still buy one using your foreign credit card or gift balance, but your shipping address must be in the USA – may be some some friends or family member who can later send you by mail. The other way to use some US mail forwarding service. But you need to remember that a lot of services like movies and MP3 downloads, magazine subscriptions etc will not work outside USA due to geographic restrictions on distribution. Amazon restricts such distribution either by identifying IP address or More >
Q: With the comparatively low price, will you lose money on the device and make it up on services?
A: That’s not how we look at our business. … We need to try to make money off both devices and services and do that in a way that’s sustainable. That’s what we owe to our shareholders and we continue to do it.
Q: Will you have a lower-priced version of the Fire with offers [ads]?
A: Nothing to announce today.
Q: Are there any ports on the device beside the USB More >
Amazon store has now at least 6 Kindles to choose from: 5 e-ink Kindle, 1 Kindle Fire Tablet. For a new Kindle enthusiast it’s sometimes hard to figure out which Kindle is more appropriate given some variations in design, interface, connectivity, functionality.
Here we ask you five questions, you answer them, and we’ll suggest you which one best for you. You don’t have to share your email addrerss with us. No information is saved on our database. You can take the test as many times as you want. Just reload the page, and do it again.
We call this KIndle Choice Tool.
If you’ve any question, More >
A. No, you can’t. For now, only U.S. Kindle owners can lend Kindle ebook.
Q. I live in Australia and my Kindle is registered in Australia. Can I borrow Kindle ebook from my friend?
Q: For how long a Kindle book can be loaned?
A. Eligible Kindle books can be loaned once for a period of 14 days.
Q. Would I be able to read the ebook that I lend to my friend?
A. If you’re a lender you’ll not be able to read the book More >
Here is the compilation of FAQs by Kindle customer service:
Did you recently receive Kindle as a gift? Welcome to our growing family of Kindle users! To help you quickly get started with your new Kindle, we’ve created a list of some of the most common questions new users have:
Q1. How can I start reading on my new Kindle?
A: Visit our Getting Started page to see the simple steps (including videos) to start reading on your new Kindle right now:
Q2. How do I set up the Wi-Fi connection on my More >
Q: What is the OS of NookColor:
A: Android OS 2.1
Q: What is the internal storage of NookColor?
Q: Does it support SD card for memory expansion?
A: Yes, microSD card.
Q: What file types are supported by NookColor?
A: Load these popular formats for eBooks, graphics, audio, and other file types from your computer or microSD card.
- EPUB (including Non or Adobe DRM)
- Other documents: XLS, DOC, PPT, PPS, TXT, DOCM, XLSM, PPTM, PPSX, PPSM, DOCX, XLX, PPTX
- Graphics: JPG, More >
There are reports that Kindle 3 firmware has some bugs for which it freezes or crashes. Kindle 3 doesn’t have keyboard reset. That’s why we’ve to use power button to reset it. Here is the way you can reset (not factory reset) or restart your Kindle 3:
- Remove your Kindle 3 from the power source if it’s connected.
- Slide the power switch to the right and hold it there.
- Count to 15 as if you’re counting seconds, and remember to hold switch in-place for for 15 seconds.
- Release the switch now.
- At this point nothing will happen, but don’t panic. That’s normal. The screen will be blank for 30 More >
With the release (to be released on August 27) new Kindle 3, there will be a lot of people who are going to be first-time Kindle owners. Those of you who have already Kindle 1 or Kindle 2 know a whole lot of things that the new owners don’t know. I know some of you will fall in love with Kindle at first sight; but some others might be disappointed based on their expectation. If you’re new in seeing any device with wink screen, be prepared to see a whole new thing that looks like paper. If you’re big fan of black-and-while paper book you’ll definitely like it. Anyway, let me give you some More >