Best Tablet For Central America
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Oct 27, 2012 9:38 AM Last Post By: lighghts
Oct 19, 2012 10:29 AM
Best Tablet For Central AmericaHey,
So at some point I am going to want a tablet to use while living at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. I might buy one before I leave the US or I may order one from Amazon from the Lake.
In either case I am trying to determine which would be the best tablet for a life in Central America.
The two main ones I have been considering is the Kindle Fire and the Nexus 7.
I chatted with an Amazon custome service rep and she informed me that there will be several limitations for the Kindle Fire when I am in Central America. I will not be able to purchase movies or songs. However, I can purchase songs using a computer and then transfer them to the Kindle. I am not sure if I will be able to do that with movies. One concern I have with the Kindle Fire is that it only has 8 gigs of storage and is mainly intended to be used with the Amazon Cloud. This means I will need to be at a wifi location to access the Cloud content.
As far as the Nexus 7 goes: I tried one out and loved it. The screen is fantastic. However, I read on the internet that there are some major limits in terms of using Google Play overseas. And the Nexus 7 is based on the Google Play store. So that gives me some pause as well.
Anyway, any thoughts, suggestions would be great. Perhaps there are other tablets I could consider in addition to the two I listed above. I am certainly open to tablets less then $200 if they are not junk.
Oct 19, 2012 12:24 PM
Oct 19, 2012 12:48 PM
Oct 20, 2012 10:51 AM
3You´ll find that with any electronic device there will be certain copyright restrictions on the other side of an international border. Amazon for example will not permit you to receive any apps, music or movies on your Kindle outside the USA unless your card´s billing address is inside the US. For that matter, Netflix on any device, is totally different - and inferior - any place outside the USA. I have a Kindle Fire and have been able to circumvent some of these restrictions but not all.
If you could find a tablet with a USB port you can get a plug in modem and get cell phone company internet access and by buying your signal from TIGO you can get internet practically anywhere. These modems are relatively inexpensive in Guatemala. Even without a USB plugin modem you can still get a miniature WiFi modem which will generate a wifi signal, for under Q300. I realize that any of these options imply an additional expense but at least you are now a little closer to knowing your options.
Oct 20, 2012 5:51 PM
Oct 27, 2012 9:38 AM
5shalo - let me know if you get any good info about this. there seems to be a lot of complaints about not being able to download apps, books, etc in guatemala -- so it seems best to load up your tablet before going there. i'm leaning towards the Nexus 7, but i'm really not sure if it's the best for the region or not. cheers, marcos
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