karen_w_newton (karen_w_newton) wrote,

I'm on Fire (so to speak)

I now have a Kindle Fire. I bought it more as a tablet than as an ereader, as I prefer reading on my Kindle Paperwhite. It's funny how we get used to convenience. I own a laptop that doesn't weigh more than a few pounds, but when I travel, lugging it around seems like a lot of work. I bought the Fire mostly for travelling, so I can browse the web, read and send email, and keep up on FaceBook and other social media without replying only on my smart phone.

On the other hand, I do like the appearance of the Fire's Kindle app in that the screen is enough bigger that justification works much better. Amazon also puts the book title as a header all the time, not just when you have the menu up, which is nice.  And for nonfiction books with illustrations, a color LCD screen is a plus. It's too big to carry all the time in my purse, though, so I will definitely keep the Paperwhite. The Fire can do the read-aloud thing, but sadly, you can't email Word files to it, so I will still hold on to the Kindle Keyboard (aka Kindle 3) for proofing my own manuscripts.
Tags: ereaders, kindle fire, tablets

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