December 20, 2011 by Sylvia Hubbard
To the fans eagerly awaiting for me to finish up the story, I am in the process of doing so, but the Christmas holiday has hit earlier than expected and money troubles along with other things have jumped in the way. Including a christmas sex story I was asked to write. Been dug down in the trenches and had to do some digging around The Mysterious Mr. Black and also Sex Weed to finish off some things in the current live story. By Christmas, or a little bit afterwards the live story should be ready for upload.
Drumroll please…… (use your imagination and pretend you hear some)
My REVIEW OF MY AMAZON KINDLE FIRE.
I had the Amazon Fire in my hands.
I had ordered it one day before three p.m. and the next day it was in my hands. I love being Amazon Prime, so the whole 75 dollars a year was worth it in that moment. LOL.
I hugged the box and then ran in my room screaming at the kids to leave me alone for the rest of the night.
I’m in love with my Fire! To be fair, I was in love with the Fire before I even had it. I even waited a week before ordering the device to see what the reviews were… and I was still in love with the Fire.
After receiving my device, I think i held it for about two hours before even turning it on just because I was overjoyed to have the device in my hand. I might sound like I’m over the top insane, but I’ve been an Amazon fan since it’s inception and my love for books is unconditionally crazy love. So having Amazon in the palm of my hands was trembling exciting to say the least.
With the apps and web functions, having this device has really been the highlight of my year. Now I do have a netbook that’s small enough to fit in my purse, but just having this Fire is really an wonderful experience of entertainment and work in one place.
I’m an author and being able to write short notes and completing books in a hurry wherever I am has been a hindrance before now.
Now I’m not going to shield that there have been some buggy features. The over sensitive screen was annoying until I started playing a game and typing on the screen – really using the whole screen and seeing where there the areas were buggy. I learned I had to adjust my fingers slightly so I could press the right letters and once I became familiar with where the keys were, I really could take off on writing and using the other apps and functions on the Fire.
There was even a point where the unit switched off all of a sudden and wouldn’t come back on until I held the power button for EXACTLY 20 seconds until it came back on and since then it’s worked just fine.
I was aware of the web function and the amazon SILK slow server, but other than a couple of slow delays it really hasn’t been a problem for me at all.
Now the power button, after a couple of times by making a mistake of turning it off, I learned where to place my hands and have been cognizant abut where it is subconsciously.
Yet, I’ve gotten so much more out of the Fire than anything I could have expected. With the Evernote feature and then GetGlue I’m completely in Technology heaven with the “baby.” Now I’m just waiting for someone to provide engraving on the back of the durn thing so I can give the “baby” his official name of JeffB – seriously and then I can say JeffB belongs to Sylvia Hubbard instead of the other way around. LOL. (Yes, I’m being factious.)
I am very impressed by the battery life. I went three full days (only watched one movie in that time) without charging it.
Now the wifi usage is a good and bad thing. Since I already have a laptop that only uses wifi I’m used to not having the 3g experience, because I have it on my Tmobile phone. (It’s an Nokia touchscreen that I love the contact features and don’t want to change to an android.)
That’s why the Fire has become my best friend, because I didn’t want an big ole android in my ear – and my arm getting tired. Plus, I can’t even begin to say how much reading I’ve accomplished since having this device.
- The weather channel app
And this is my experience with my beautiful wonderful Amazon Kindle Fire for the past three weeks! I’ll update you more after the New Year!
(Yes, that was factious again!) xoxo from Motown!
Want to get your own for the holidays, or treat another writer with a Kindle Fire, while supporting my writing and reading network? Click the link below and thank you! (You could also Tweet this too to show support as well).
Kindle Fire, Full Color 7″ Multi-touch Display, Wi-Fi’ by @Amazon for $199 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0051VVOB2?ie=UTF8&tag=motowritnetw-20&linkCode=shr&camp=213733&creative=393177&creativeASIN=B0051VVOB2&hvadid=7618696527 via @sylvihaubbard1 #mwn
Update 12/28/11 – Mashable made a guide also for the kindle fire http://mashable.com/2011/12/26/kindle-fire-apps-accessories
- Got A #Kindle? Loan My Books plus more @amazon.com book news 4readers! (sylviahubbard.com)
- How to Pick an Ereader This Holiday Season – Mashable (mashable.com)
- Kindle Fire: Is it Amazon’s Edsel? – Detroit Free Press (freep.com)
- Guess who just pushed into the top 100 bestselling list on Amazon? Dreams of Reality! Thank you Readers! via @amazonkindle (sylviahubbard.com)