I'm debating on whether I should get the Kindle Fire now or wait until the next version comes out.
With tech gadgets the first always seems to have a few things that need to be fixed.
The biggest thing I'm hearing is that the on/off switch is in the wrong spot and it gets accidentally shut off easily.
Another thing is battery life. Only about six hours compared to the really long life battery regular Kindle users are used to.
Another thing I wonder about is page quality and glare. Kindle readers love the gray no glare screen that makes reading easy- even in sunlight.
How does the new screen compare?
I want to know these things before shelling out $200 for a Fire.
The one thing I know I will like on the Fire is seeing book covers in full color.
After looking at all my Kindle books in the cloud reader on my computer I realized that is what I miss most about books with my Kindle- seeing the gorgeous book covers!
That's one of the main reasons I want a Kindle Fire- full color book covers!
I can organize books by their covers on virtual book shelves.
I don't always remember a book by its title if it is one I haven't read yet, it's the cover that draws me in and makes me want to read it. I miss that on my regular Kindle. Seeing titles in a list isn't the same for me. I don't remember what attracted me without the cover to remind me.
If this full color option could be combined with the non-glare paperback style pages of a regular Kindle it would be awesome.
Full color covers and bookshelves then switch to paperback non-glare pages when you want actually read the book.
Then you could switch back to full color for magazines, non-fiction books, children's books, graphic novels, etc. But you would still have the option to read the paperback style.
Hell, I don't know. Maybe this is possible on the new Fire. (OK maybe not after the newest reviews I just read- the glare is an issue and regular Kindle owners go back to their original Kindles for long time reading)
Most of the reviews I've read are all about the apps and tech aspects of it- I haven't read many reviews by book lovers that want to use it for an ebook reader.
So book lovers who got the Fire, please tell me about it. I want to hear from you before I buy the Fire.