What Pat says is very true. That said, I've had a Kindle Fire since last
December and still love it. Is it perfect? No. But as long as I remember
that it is a $200 tablet and not a $600, it serves me very well.

My biggest complaint is still that it is horrible at Gmail and unusable for

My biggest positive is the 7 inch form factor. I've got no interest in a
10 inch tablet. I'd rather haul my google chrome or any of the new ultra
book's out now.

Re being locked down, it has been jail broken, opening it up to anything on
the Google Market (aka: Google Play).

Bob Crothers
It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard
It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

- unknown

On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 10:18 AM, Pat Barber <mboceanside@xxxxxxx> wrote:


but....that market is changing almost every week, so current reviews
are fairly thin.

The various ups and downs are really hard to determine and when you
start talking about the o/s of the tablet, you are never sure which version
of Android you might be getting.

The Nook seems to lock you in VERY tightly with B&N company.
The Kindle Fire seems to lock you into Amazon,etc,etc.

The support level for these products is **zero** which is what
$200 products get.

On 6/19/2012 6:56 AM, Gqcy wrote:
Can't seem to find a good place that compares tablets,
with the primary motivator being price.
I found lots that sort and compare on features...
The situation is, we do like the features and price point
of the nook tablet (8GB, $199), but I would rather not be
"locked down".
I see some $199 ICS (Android 4.0) tablets, but am not finding
any good reviews.

any ideas?

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