How many of you have always felt you wanted a tablet? Well, what about those days you browse Best Buy finding only iPads and variants of that for $300 or $200 which you know you will never afford … that is if you still have to pay bills; or you might find those Android ones, and if you’re blind, Android tablets aren’t as great as the phones, but have you had that feeling you just won’t ever have something to use for college on a decent budget, and that this item was worth buying? Well, so far so good with the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 5. The fifth generation of Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet comes complete with VoiceView, Amazon’s own take almost on TalkBack, which for you nerdlings and nerds alike, that means you could possibly root Google Play to the Amazon tablet itself. But I won’t go into details, otherwise nerds might kick my butt.
Anyhow, Kahili and I designed what we wanted our tablets to look like, not so much with color as with apps. Yes, Kindle Fire has apps.
With VoiceView, you can do better things, and it gets better and better. It allows you to do Skype, write on Facebook of all things, tweet, play the famed DiceWorld, and all kinds of stuff. There’s plenty of other apps, but aside from games, I’m told that Kindle has finally learned to behave! Goodreads and the other social networks Facebook and Twitter connect to your Fire. Remember, yall, make sure your Wifi connection works super good. Also, VoiceView works differently than the other mobile screen readers, so it takes a bit of getting used to. I have always hated typing on Fire’s or any tablet’s or phone’s screen. Especially if you cannot take the incorrect letters out of passwords. Ugh.
Right now, I think it’ll take a bit of getting a good voice dictate thing to work with the Fire. You have to do a bit of fiddling with keyboards, but Kahili and I are fixing to try and work that bug out ourselves if possible.
Nerds, in case you want to have it your way, please privately ask me about the Play store root thing. I really don’t think public blogs should talk about this too much or Amazon might kick royal butt.
Thank you for being the cool dudes and gals you are, and for your info, the Fire HD 7 inch is $50! So yeah, for those on a budget it is well worth the buy.