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HD 2019 Kindle Fire 10
#1  booklover6 11-11-2019, 07:37 AM
Who has the new 2019 Kindle Fire 10? I'm thinking of getting one for Black Friday. They will be on sale for $100, and with my trade in I should be able to get it for $70. Lately I've been using my Nexus 7 to read Kindle books. I wonder if the Fire 10 will be too large to comfortably read on? Will I hate it? I'm relying on that 30 day return window. But then I'd lose my trade in, unless it could be applied elsewhere.

Anyway, I hope if someone here has one, they will post their opinions of it.
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#2  issybird 11-11-2019, 07:57 AM
I'm not really in the market, but I do have an old Fire HD8 I could trade in for a spanking new device, if it seemed worth it. But a dealbreaker for me would be the ability to sideload Google Play; Chrome and a few other apps are just too darned convenient not to have. I think Amazon was supposed to be locking down their newer Fires?
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#3  stumped 11-11-2019, 09:30 AM
i am planning to get one. I sold my 2017 HD10 ( which was fine for reading on) in preparation for an upgrade.
but google services will be a factor. they were fine on 2017 &I have not read any reports ( good or bad) about running them on the 2019 model. I am hoping no news is good news and that there would be mentions on tech sites if new blocks were in place
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#4  stumped 11-11-2019, 09:33 AM
PS good for reading on using 2 column landscape. maybe too wide for eyes to comfortably take in a complete line in single page portrait mode
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#5  issybird 11-13-2019, 10:55 AM
I found the following article persuasive. I wasn't really in the market for the new HD 10 anyway, but now I won't be tempted by bargain madness. Don't get me wrong; I don't have any anti-Fire bias as my HD 8 is one of my most-used devices, but now I'd only get the HD 10 if it filled a real need, i.e., one of my current gadgets went paws up. While I'm also not in the market for any kind of iPad at any price, I'll be better off taking the long view and planning to get a real Android replacement tablet down the line.

https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2019/11/11/20959152/amazon-fire-hd-10-2019-review-tablet-alexa-price-specs-features-photos
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#6  stumped 11-13-2019, 11:02 AM
my reason for getting new one is that I have had close to 2 years daily use of the battery on the 2017 HD 10, [so that's maybe 50% of the battery lifespan used up) .

Because I bought it in an earlier black Friday sale, I was able to sell it on ebay for close to what i paid ( by selling in-between amazon sales)

so I plan to pick one up at end on month and maybe repeat the process again next year.
I kept my case as I believe the 2017 case is still compatible with the 2019 tablet.

and they are good budget tablets for grandchildren who don't need or appreciate the more expensive features of other models.

I just wish sticking on a bubble-free screen protector was less traumatic - I may give that a miss this time around.

I also previously had a HD 8 but it was too small to really suit me
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#7  stumped 11-14-2019, 05:08 AM
https://www.whathifi.com/reviews/amazon-fire-hd-10-2019
they liked it

also, a different review claims that netflix streams at 1080p ( vs 720p on the previous model)
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#8  booklover6 11-14-2019, 06:00 AM
I think the Verge reviewer, in comparing the Fire to an ipad, is the wrong approach. Of course it's not going to compare. Although I may have read some things that indicate this is supposed to be a similar product, of course it isn't.

I want it for the high resolution and the cheap price. It has the same resolution as my 2013 Nexus 7, but more storage, with SD card option. The Nexus has a great screen for reading on. Compared side by side with my Fire 8 (1200x800) the NExus screen is far superior. So I am going to trade in the crappy Fire 8 and rely on the 30 day return guarantee!
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#9  stumped 11-14-2019, 06:04 AM
there was one annoyance with the 2017 HD10, that was not present on the previous HDX models:
it was that if an email was incoming while streaming amazon video, the video would pause for a couple of seconds. I found no way to stop that. Maybe the new model with its octa processor will be able to cope with doing 2 things at once! It never happened on any of my pure android tablets
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#10  Scarpad 11-14-2019, 09:15 PM
I'm going to trade in by 2017 HD10 for a 32gb White one when they go on sale for $99 11/22. I've liked the 2017 but this one is faster and can hold a 512gb SD Card, which I've picked up. I have a 12.9 Ipad but I find the HD10 a better size for reading comics in bed.
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