Amazon Kindle Fire 8GB   £89 @ Carphone Warehouse
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Amazon Kindle Fire 8GB £89 @ Carphone Warehouse

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Found 6th Mar 2013
Now down to £89 ....... Instock

carphonewarehouse.com/tab…ire

16GB £139
- ather7851

8Gb now up to £99
- gerrymig

145 Comments

Do you have a link to the item? I can't find this on the link provided or on the site in general.

Hot from me. Seems to be a bit of a bovril tablet according to the Amazon reviews. This or the nexus 7...ooh, which to choose?

Quids

Hot from me. Seems to be a bit of a bovril tablet according to the Amazon … Hot from me. Seems to be a bit of a bovril tablet according to the Amazon reviews. This or the nexus 7...ooh, which to choose?



Not really a comparable model to the nexus 7 but it is a real bargain at £90

ok....
7" LCD 2-point multi-touch
8GB on device without SD slot
400 grams (for something so slow - almost 100g more than its 'competitors')

how is this worth the asking RRP and how is this a good deal is beyond my understanding!

its not an 'apple' where you dont have like for like alternative.... its an android! shessh

thanks op

Also your stick with amazon operating system which is heavily skinned android. So you won't have access to play store

£129 on Amazon, so whether you like it or not, this is a GREAT deal!

Although I dislike Carphone Warehouse, this is a good deal

hashman

ok.... 7" LCD 2-point multi-touch8GB on device without SD slot400 grams … ok.... 7" LCD 2-point multi-touch8GB on device without SD slot400 grams (for something so slow - almost 100g more than its 'competitors')how is this worth the asking RRP and how is this a good deal is beyond my understanding!its not an 'apple' where you dont have like for like alternative.... its an android! shessh



So which other tablet can you get for £89?

Horrorwood

So which other tablet can you get for £89?



Quite a few. Problem is, they're usually rubbish. This is a good deal. No point comparing it to a Nexus 7 as they're in different price ranges. This could be mothers days sorted for the wife

I paid £99 from Amazon when they had their deal on. Copes with everything well, even intense games. It is a bit heavy but feels solid. Quality piece of kit!

fire HD £139 also great price

For anyone unaware. If anything goes wrong within the warranty period it is Amazon customer services you deal with, who will replace or whatever. Doesn't matter who the retailer is!

hashman

ok.... 7" LCD 2-point multi-touch8GB on device without SD slot400 grams … ok.... 7" LCD 2-point multi-touch8GB on device without SD slot400 grams (for something so slow - almost 100g more than its 'competitors')how is this worth the asking RRP and how is this a good deal is beyond my understanding!its not an 'apple' where you dont have like for like alternative.... its an android! shessh



Care to tell us what the competitors are at £89 +/- 25% ?

For many it will act as a second tablet that can by used in more public areas they might not want to expose their Nexus / Kindle Fire HD / IPAD to general view and risk it getting stolen.

Hot from me.

Heat added
Great price but not for me
8 Gb is too small
Don't be put off by the added weight, it means that it has a quality screen and a good battery which last for a long time and can be recharged over a number of years

I’ve had my eye on the Kindle Fire but I’m not entirely sure how functional it’d be – as a tablet virgin I’d welcome any advice.

I’d probably only use it for multimedia – reading books/ comics (supplementing my current ‘standard’ Kindle), the odd game, movie and – particularly – learning apps for my kids.

My one concern was the limited memory and the connectivity – does it have a usb connection or something that you can play or import pics/vids from?

avid fan

I’ve had my eye on the Kindle Fire but I’m not entirely sure how fun … I’ve had my eye on the Kindle Fire but I’m not entirely sure how functional it’d be – as a tablet virgin I’d welcome any advice.I’d probably only use it for multimedia – reading books/ comics (supplementing my current ‘standard’ Kindle), the odd game, movie and – particularly – learning apps for my kids.My one concern was the limited memory and the connectivity – does it have a usb connection or something that you can play or import pics/vids from?

It does all of the above. Your normal Kindle will be better for reading because of the eink screen. You can import books, vids pics etc with usb and can watch vids with VLC player or whatever.

moonmonkey

It does all of the above. Your normal Kindle will be better for reading … It does all of the above. Your normal Kindle will be better for reading because of the eink screen. You can import books, vids pics etc with usb and can watch vids with VLC player or whatever.



Thanks - does sound like it would fit the bill for my limited requirements, though tempted to stretch to the HD model...

i have the fire hd and love it - great price imo

Can pcworldmprice match this?

Forgive my ignorance, but would people consider this item a tablet or a fancy eReader?

I was thinking of getting the missus a kindle (general one) but if this would be superior in (a) the book reading function and (b) sufficiently allow her access to the internet/facebook etc then I think this would be superb?

Also, is it possible to "borrow" books/content for this from the many torrent sites available online?!

lisajohnsonxxx

Can pcworldmprice match this?



Currys price matched it for me before Xmas, the bloke had yo run accross the street to check that CPW had them in stock though.

it 8gb good size for books on this kindle? getting it for mothers day?

lisajohnsonxxx

Can pcworldmprice match this?


They will only price match if the local physical CPW store has them in stock. I think from memory it is within a 30 mile radius.
Edited by: "robbino" 6th Mar 2013

ive had one since last oct and love it, i have about 100 books on it so far, plus loads of games like angry birds, jewel star etc for the kids. Not had a problem with it once, and I dont find it heavy to hold-was reading til 1.30am this morning with it-downfalls of a new book!!! I paid £129, my sister got one off amazon when they were on offer at £99, this is a bargin!

sats1987

it 8gb good size for books on this kindle? getting it for mothers day?



More than enough for books however if that's going to be the devices primary function it's hard to look beyond the traditional Kindle.The e-ink screen replicates a book meaning less strain on the eyes as well as allowing the device a massive battery life.

sats1987

it 8gb good size for books on this kindle? getting it for mothers day?



Well put it this way..... I have the Kindle Keyboard, that has 4gb, this will hold around 3,500 books.
I'd say 8gb is more than you'd ever need for books.

But if its only going to be used as an ereader, then you're best just getting a Kindle ereader for the vastly superior battery life.

Is a good price to be honest, much rather splash out on a Nexus 7 32GB... Oh wait i did, Refub £122.00.

I IT, Nexus 7 is clearly the best tablet in its price range

FYI Voted HOT, down to the good price

JusticeForThe96

Forgive my ignorance, but would people consider this item a tablet or a … Forgive my ignorance, but would people consider this item a tablet or a fancy eReader?I was thinking of getting the missus a kindle (general one) but if this would be superior in (a) the book reading function and (b) sufficiently allow her access to the internet/facebook etc then I think this would be superb?Also, is it possible to "borrow" books/content for this from the many torrent sites available online?!

The normal Kindle is much better for reading due to the Eink screen. You can erm borrow books and import with the USB.

still prefer to read hard copy

I purchased it during Amazon's Black Friday sale .. great tablet for the price!

JusticeForThe96

Forgive my ignorance, but would people consider this item a tablet or a … Forgive my ignorance, but would people consider this item a tablet or a fancy eReader?I was thinking of getting the missus a kindle (general one) but if this would be superior in (a) the book reading function and (b) sufficiently allow her access to the internet/facebook etc then I think this would be superb?Also, is it possible to "borrow" books/content for this from the many torrent sites available online?!



A common view is that 7” tablets are fine for the casual book reader but for anyone who reads a lot, the dedicated e-ink readers remain the best solution. worth noting that e-ink readers can be used outdoors in bright sunshine while the 7” tablets will struggle. Also, a lot of people including myself, tend to get all to easily distracted when trying to use a 7” tablet for book reading, e.g. surfing the net, checking emails, facebook etc.

The Kindle tablet is basically an Amazon shopping device and is set up for you to purchase and read amazon mobi format books. However it is possible to read epub format books ‘acquired’ from sources other than amazon. There are plenty of google links showing you what to do. This deal is cheap and cheerful but in my opinion, you may be better off in the long run stretching to a Nexus 7 or alternatively a cheaper pure android alternative device.

I think many are missing the point here.

As an Android tablet, it's ok.

As a Kindle device, it's awesome.

I've ordered one to replace the paperwhite I have on ebay. Thank OP

Darwa

I think many are missing the point here.As an Android tablet, it's ok.As … I think many are missing the point here.As an Android tablet, it's ok.As a Kindle device, it's awesome.I've ordered one to replace the paperwhite I have on ebay. Thank OP

I think you are missing the point. It's not a reading device...

moonmonkey

I think you are missing the point. It's not a reading device...



So you're one of those missing the point then. Heh

****EDIT****

...or maybe just trolling. It's hard to tell the difference sometimes. Either way, I hope you have a good day whether you decide to take advantage of this excellent deal or not
Edited by: "Darwa" 6th Mar 2013

robbino

They will only price match if the local physical CPW store has them in … They will only price match if the local physical CPW store has them in stock. I think from memory it is within a 30 mile radius.


Why would someone want to go to Curry's or PC World rather than Carphone Warehouse? (just wondering...)

Stock available in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, if that helps anyone.

I have both a traditional paperwhite Kindle and an Ainol Elf 11 android tablet, with the Kindle app on it - so I have experience of reading books on both types of format. The android tablet (Kindle Fire equivalent) is OK for reading for an hour or two indoors but the Kindle is much less strain on the eyes and you simply can't read the android outside in any sunshine, but the Kindle paperwhite is fine in the sun. For me, the paperwhite Kindle and any other normal tablet serve different purposes and cash allowing, you should aim to get one of each if you can.

JusticeForThe96

Why would someone want to go to Curry's or PC World rather than Carphone … Why would someone want to go to Curry's or PC World rather than Carphone Warehouse? (just wondering...)Stock available in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, if that helps anyone.


Why would anyone want to go to the carphone warehouse? Theyve messed me about enough times in the past
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