Items tagged with Kindle-Fire-HD

Now that the FAA has relaxed some of the rules for devices that passengers aboard commercial flights can use during takeoff and landing, ereader users everywhere can rejoice and also squeeze in some extra reading time on flights instead of just staring glumly at the back of their seats. To celebrate, Amazon announced that for one day only, it’s offering a 15% discount on the Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch, and Kindle. That puts the price tag for the Kindle Fire HD at $118, the HDX 7-inch at $195, and the Kindle at just $59. Customers can use the promo code “ThnksFAA” at... Read more...
Amazon likes to drop prices on its own products from time to time to goose sales, and indeed, it’s done it again with the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD. The company dropped the price for the 16GB model to $169 from $199, and the 32GB is down to $199 from $229. The deals include “special offers” that you’ll be stuck looking at on your lock screen from time to time, such as sponsored screensavers for books and movies, discounts on Kindle books, and alerts on electronics deals. Amazon slashed the prices of its 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD (to $269 from $299) and Kindle Fire HD 4G (to $399... Read more...
If you caught our coverage of Amazon’s new Kindle and Kindle Fire HD announcements, you may have noticed that the new Kindle Fire HD includes a TI OMAP 4470 processor. If you were surprised to see that Amazon didn’t opt for the NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip, you weren’t alone. According to Reuters, a number of industry analysts had expected Amazon to use the Tegra 3 processor in the new Kindle Fire HD tablets and were taken aback to find that the company stuck with TI. For example, Moor Insights & Strategy’s Patrick Moorhead (formerly of AMD) said “They probably should have... Read more...
Amazon unveiled several new Kindle and Kindle Fire tablet models today, and fans of the tablets now have a much larger product family tree from which to choose. First up: the original Kindle has received a bit of a specs tweak and now sports faster page turns, new fonts, crisper text--and a price drop from $79 to $69. The ereader now has a sibling in the Kindle Paperwhite, which has no physical buttons, strong visibility even in low-light situations, and a battery that can last a purported 8 weeks even with the screen lit. The display boasts 212ppi and enables the use of new fonts, and the device... Read more...