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Help to ease tablet headache

Connexion reader asked for advice about buying a tablet device, such as a Kindle Fire (right), and whether the default language on one bought in France can be converted to English, of if it would be better to order directly from the UK to ensure English was the device’s set language. We put that question to you – and here are a few of your responses:

My partner and I have three Kindles posted to us from Amazon Uk to France.
MF

The Amazon Kindle Fire would have to be brought in or posted by a friend. I had to do that with mine to get an English one.
JB

I bought a Samsung tablet in France for my wife.
During the initial setup, a ‘Preferred Language’ was asked for.  I believe that this is common for most, if not all, computer devices. 
TL

My iPad, which I bought in England, has learned how to correct my French, and puts in the accents for me!
I can’t recommend it highly enough. 
GM

I have bought both Samsung and iPad tablets here in France and had no problem with language as you can choose that.
I would counsel against a Kindle Fire (which I also bought once, but returned).
I found that it limits your use of apps. And I also found it was very restricting when I want to watch British TV. 
JF

Try www.laptopsdirect.co.uk – they deliver to Europe. I have bought laptops from there with no problems.
DB

I have an older Kindle and I use my Amazon.uk address. Everything is in English.
JR

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