Amazon Fire 7 - 16GB Tablet  (Blue only) £39.99 @ Argos
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Amazon Fire 7 - 16GB Tablet (Blue only) £39.99 @ Argos

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Found 25th May 2016
Same price as the 8gb version going round at the moment at different retailers but this is the 16gb version.

A bargain at £39.99

Up to 128GB of expandable storage
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Not a bad price, but beware. I tried buying two different units from Argos a month ago and both contained more than a couple dead pixels each.
Good price but not for me as the 1gb ram is a spoiler.
brianfj1200

Good price but not for me as the 1gb ram is a spoiler.



​which is why the price is low ...what do you want for £39.99
hi everyone. looking for a cheap tablet for my 10 year old daughter. she only needs it for games, browsing and a few studies etc.
Great thanks.
Anyone know if this tablet has double tap to wake?
How do the fire tablets compare app wise to regular android? Is there much missing?
I'm looking to pick up a couple of half decent tablets for the kids, to improve what they have (cheap Chinese ones) but don't know if the apps they want will be there...?
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How do the fire tablets compare app wise to regular android? Is there … How do the fire tablets compare app wise to regular android? Is there much missing?I'm looking to pick up a couple of half decent tablets for the kids, to improve what they have (cheap Chinese ones) but don't know if the apps they want will be there...?


You can install google play store on these tablets also with a bit of fiddling about to give you more app choice.

hi everyone. looking for a cheap tablet for my 10 year old daughter. she … hi everyone. looking for a cheap tablet for my 10 year old daughter. she only needs it for games, browsing and a few studies etc.


Hi. I would suggest going for an android tablet. Or you could root this one n install android os

Anyone know if this tablet has double tap to wake?


No it doesnt. You have to do a quick press on top right button. Then the lock screen appears with an advert (unless you have a non advert tablet) , and you swipe up to enter.
Edited by: "elizabeth2005" 25th May 2016

You can install google play store on these tablets also with a bit of … You can install google play store on these tablets also with a bit of fiddling about to give you more app choice.


Ah, cool, didn't know that...
Is it much of a faff? rooting and stuff or more straight forward? How is compatibility? I'd guess at near total?
Original Poster

Ah, cool, didn't know that...Is it much of a faff? rooting and stuff or … Ah, cool, didn't know that...Is it much of a faff? rooting and stuff or more straight forward? How is compatibility? I'd guess at near total?


howtogeek.com/232…et/
Thanks OP, was looking at getting the 8GB model, but this is a bonus!

Anyone have any recommendations on a decent case? Was looking at this one

Edited by: "garlik_bread" 25th May 2016

http://www.howtogeek.com/232726/how-to-install-the-google-play-store-on-your-amazon-fire-tablet/


Cheers
Is this any good for toddlers? Can i put the same apps on that are on the google play store like cbeebies apps peppa pig etc?

Thanks OP, was looking at getting the 8GB model, but this is a … Thanks OP, was looking at getting the 8GB model, but this is a bonus!Anyone have any recommendations on a decent case? Was looking at this one



That case is for the wrong device (4th Gen / 2014 / HD7). This device is the 5th Gen / 2015 / non-HD version.

That case is for the wrong device (4th Gen / 2014 / HD7). This device is … That case is for the wrong device (4th Gen / 2014 / HD7). This device is the 5th Gen / 2015 / non-HD version.



Thanks, i realised that as i proceeded to checkout and have changed to the 5th getn 2015 now. Will ammend my previous post too, to avoid confusion!
great spot.....bought cheers v much
These devices often have dead pixels, I sent 2 back to Amazon because of it.
Watch out for them being sold with the recalled chargers, we got one last week from Amazon directly with the faulty one.
Amazon will give you a free one if you tell them.
How to identify:
amazon.co.uk/b?n…031

Watch out for them being sold with the recalled chargers, we got one last … Watch out for them being sold with the recalled chargers, we got one last week from Amazon directly with the faulty one.Amazon will give you a free one if you tell them.How to identify:https://www.amazon.co.uk/b?node=9730244031



Are you sure it's not the identical 'non-affected' replacement adapter which has the 'A' in the bottom right-hand corner?
amazon.co.uk/b?n…031

Edited by: "m00head" 25th May 2016
brilliant. ive just ordered this one and im gonna return my one i bought from tesco yesterday. no brainer. thanks OP
Just ordered, glad I held off for the extra 8gb for free! Thanks OP!

Good price but not for me as the 1gb ram is a spoiler.


good job there is just you not interested, else we could have 2000 posts on this thread filled with comments, "not for me"
Combine this with the £5/£10 voucher offer just going live again and it's an amazingly hot deal.

argos.co.uk/Arg…mo3
Edited by: "Zuulan" 25th May 2016
8GB isnt much lol
Can anyone tell me what Android version runs on this Fire Tablet?

Can anyone tell me what Android version runs on this Fire Tablet?



This device runs Amazon FireOS 5 "Bellini" which is a derivative of Android 5.1 (Lollipop).

8GB isnt much lol



Hence why this is a deal for the 16gb version...and has a mircoSD slot for expanding the storage. £39.99 for a device that has a screen, cpu/gpu, ram, memory, cameras & the overheads of a business/R&D ...we are living in a mad world!

Are you sure it's not the identical 'non-affected' replacement adapter … Are you sure it's not the identical 'non-affected' replacement adapter which has the 'A' in the bottom right-hand corner?https://www.amazon.co.uk/b?node=9730244031



Once I registered my Fire I used that link & went on the contact us section. Selected my new Fire tablet & clicked the chat icon. They added £17.99 credit to my account to buy the only charger you can buy from Amazon, the official fast charger. Used the credit to buy the kids case, as my son will be having this. So when you factor in the credit I have just bought a 16gb tablet for £22!!! Wowser.
jhsmith87

They added £17.99 credit to my account to buy the only charger you can … They added £17.99 credit to my account to buy the only charger you can buy from Amazon, the official fast charger.



After the initial charger recall, the replacement that was sent out was the Amazon PowerFast USB Charger.
Since then, a new Amazon 5W USB Power Adapter has appeared for sale which is "approved to work with all Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, Fire phone".

I'm guessing this is the identical 'non-affected' replacement adapter which is now included in the box since the full product recall.

Edited by: "m00head" 25th May 2016

After the initial charger recall, the replacement that was sent out was … After the initial charger recall, the replacement that was sent out was the Amazon PowerFast USB Charger.Since then, a new Amazon 5W USB Power Adapter has appeared for sale which is "approved to work with all Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, Fire phone".I'm guessing this is the identical 'non-affected' replacement adapter which is now included in the box since the full product recall.



Weird, that item doesn't come up in the Accessory section. When I contacted them I assumed it would simply be a replacement sent out, was quite happy with the credit!
Edited by: "jhsmith87" 25th May 2016
picked one up this afternoon-few tweeks and its now running near enough pure android 5.1.
came with fire os 5.3-had to downgrade to 5.2, root and install the custom rom.

How do the fire tablets compare app wise to regular android? Is there … How do the fire tablets compare app wise to regular android? Is there much missing?I'm looking to pick up a couple of half decent tablets for the kids, to improve what they have (cheap Chinese ones) but don't know if the apps they want will be there...?


Bought the 8gb version for £35 on Black Friday for my then 4 year old. There are less apps and, (unless I have missed something obvious) there did not appear to be a web browser, the search engine just takes you to Amazon sites so I installed a browser app which works fine. All said and done, it works really well for a child and was worth the price. At £39.99 for 16gb, I will consider buying one.
I bought one priced at 35 on Black Friday. I got £10 off for trying same day delivery, bringing it down to £25. They then gave me £13 to buy a replacement charger, so it only cost £12.

Great for that price.

There are less apps and, (unless I have missed something obvious) there … There are less apps and, (unless I have missed something obvious) there did not appear to be a web browser



The web browser installed on this device (out of the box) is Amazon Silk.

Edited by: "m00head" 25th May 2016

Good price but not for me as the 1gb ram is a spoiler.


Yeah, I decided not to buy a Suzuki Swift the other day because it didn't do 0-60mph in 5 seconds.

Combine this with the £5/£10 voucher offer just going live again and it's … Combine this with the £5/£10 voucher offer just going live again and it's an amazingly hot deal.www.argos.co.uk/ArgosPromo3



Spend £50 to get a £5 voucher when this is £40?
I seen this today in Leicester and I thought to myself "wow that's a good deal" bargain it is!

Spend £50 to get a £5 voucher when this is £40?



- Buy 2.
- Buy 1 & something else for £10 or over.
- Or just buy 1 and dont get a £5 voucher.
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