Reviews and Problems with Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
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Not as expected
13 March 2014
Excerpt: Expected a tablet like other ones but it is limited. Hard to figure out how to bookmark sites, which is important since many android apps aren't usable with a Kindle tablet apparently. Had advertisements with it, which was irritating. Battery didn't seem to last very long either. Easy to the touch and easy to read. I returned it. I have other Kindles - a reader and a Fire and really like them. Perhaps Kindles people should stick with their strengths.
Excerpt: We are retired and do a lot of traveling. Wanted to be able to access the internet, our emails and since I do a lot of reading, thought the Kindle was what we wanted. So very disappointed since we were unable to operate the tablet and when I went back to the store, they informed me that I would have to buy a Tutorial to learn how to operate. I cannot believe they do not provide instructions for this product.
Excerpt: I use my Kindle to watch movies mostly.<br />It has a pretty fast processor. It has a flash for the camera.<br />Email tech support stinks. The Mayday button is a really nice feature but is worthless when they can't figure out what's causing your problems.<br />I can't always stay connected to my wifi. Pictures that I thought were deleted aren't and tech support doesn't know where to find them in the Kindle and delete them permanently.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Fast, Flash Camera
Cons: No User Manual, Tech Support, Wi Fi Problems
Summary: Unlike the basic paper white range, the HD / HDX range do *not* have any way to create folders and organise books and documents. Imagine how much hassle this if, like me, you use your kindle as a 'portable library' with 100s of items to take with you for professional purposes. Sure, you can use the Amazon Cloud to file/sort/order stuff, if you want to get locked in to the Amazon Ecosystem and if you have access to wifi to see your filing system.
Summary: I have to be brutally honest in my review otherwise there would be no point leaving one. I have been completely let down by this device. There are so many limitations to what you can actually use this device for. It does have a very good screen with a very clear picture. It does have a very fast processor, this was one of the main reasons I purchased this particular item. These two points are the only positives that I can find to put forward.
Summary: Really unhappy with my purchase received today. Only upgraded to kindle fire as my original basic kindle has been lost. I had been using kids Acer to download box sets and programmes on sky go app and thought it would be nice to have my own tablet that could do that and I could get my books back. Big mistake as cannot access sky go! Love the way the books are presented but way too much money for an e-reader.
Summary: Christmas 2012 I bought my wife a 7" Kindle Fire HD 32gb which has been a massive hit. For Christmas 2013 I bought her an upgrade in the form of a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" 64gb. From the outset it was taking seven hours to charge up to 74% and only by persevering did we get it up to 96% after twelve hours on charge. It then ran down in less than three hours use.