So I think I made a mistake when I bought my Kindle Fire HD about a month ago. It was either that or an ipad mini. I thought I'd get more out of the Kindle, but applications tend to crash. I also rented a movie and was only able to see part of it, as that too crashed. Should I trade it in and get the ipad mini? Anyone else with a kindle having issues? Or is it just me?
I know this was not part of your question but I have a Microsoft Surface and I love it. The cost is more inline with a full blown iPad and so I assume that cost plays a role. You might also do some research on the Google Nexus 7 which is a similar sized tablet to the iPad mini but I believe has a lower cost than the mini. I hear good things about the Kindle Fire HD but have never used one personally. Best of luck.
i don't have a Kindle fire, just a regular kindle but personally if you don't mind the price difference I would for sure trade it in for an iPad mini. It's an all-round better and more reliable machine. Like atechwiz said you could also try looking at the google nexus, which is another 7" tablet but in a cheaper price range.
Comparing the iPad Mini to the Kindle Fire HD is still pretty odd for me, considering the Kindle Fire HD costs £159 and the iPad Mini costs £289. The price increase for the eight-inch Apple tablet is pretty steep.
It all depends what you want. Most Kindle users are big content consumers: books, movies, TV programs, but tend not to delve into apps, because Kindle curates apps from the already poor Google Play tablet store.
While the iPad Mini may have a better ecosystem when it comes to apps, it is a little bigger and less portable and has less than ideal specs. My recommendation (if you still have your Kindle) is to wait until the iPad Mini 2 comes out, sometime this year. That will have improved specs and an all-round better design, in my opinion.
I have the Nexus 7, but again that is a cheap, low cost, content driven, Google services tablet. It doesn't have the best app selection, which is probably what you are looking for.
Which mini tablet you should get depends on what you want to do with it. IMO, there are only 2 reasons to buy an Ipad Mini, a) you are upgrading from another apple device, such as a touch, and have a bunch of paid apps already, or b) you don't like money and are trying to get rid of as much of it as possible.
Between the Kindle Fire HD and Nexus 7, that will come down to what you want to do with it. The Kindle will be better for books, movies (usually) and simple games, where the Nexus will be better for more in depth games and other apps. One thing to note, although I haven't found an app that doesn't work on my Nexus 7, there aren't a whole lot that are actually optimized for the tablets yet. Google's tablets are still somewhat new and a lot of the apps haven't been modified for it yet. They still work, but aren't as pretty as they could be.
For seasonalreviewer, as an FYI, the Kindle doesn't get apps from Google Play, that's only for Google devices. Kindles apps are from the Amazon app store. I think you are confusing android (the operating system) with app delivery. From an apple point of few, it's the difference between IOS6 and Itunes.
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