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    We're typically picky when it comes to tablets. Unlike smartphones, which most people would rather not do without, tablets aren't a necessity for most. For the most part, they're still luxury items, and their hefty price tags often turn potential buyers away. Of course, there are a few exceptions to the rule, such as budget tablets. Oh, and the occasional killer deal. Black Friday is a great time to buy new tech. Millions of shoppers across the United States will line up with the masses late Thanksgiving evening or early Friday morning to stock up on holiday gifts, new, cheap goods for ...

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    For months now, we've been looking forward to the launch of this year's lineup of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets, and what we've heard about their hardware makes it sound like quite the attractive pack. That would mean Snapdragon 800s in both new HD models, a 1080p display for the seven-incher, and an extremely high-res 2,560 x 1,600 panel on the 8.9-inch model. What we hadn't seen, though, were any images of the hardware itself. Today we seem to be getting our first glimpse, with a new gallery of Fire HD 2 pics revealing some significant design changes. Easily the most visible change, Amazon ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Amazon's fire sale on none-other than their Kindle Fire line-up. Later we talk about Samsung's plan to probably launch Tizen in the next couple of months. The Sony Honami is next as the company has begun teasing the device and calling it their company's best. We later go through some reports that the iPhone 5S and 5C might be launched on the last days of September. We end today's show talking about Microsoft's new ad, which again bashes iOS and Android, but this time, in a smarter way. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Amazon ...

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    It's not particularly controversial to suggest that new versions of Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets are on their way, following last year's introduction of Fire HD models. Over the last several weeks, though, rumors about a third generation of Fire hardware have really picked up the pace, and leaks have been getting much more specific in their depictions of these new devices. Most recently, benchmark results added credence to some of those rumors, appearing to confirm details like a high-res 2560 x 1600 display on the new 8.9-inch model and Snapdragon 800s galore. As we wait to learn just ...

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    We've got tablet refreshes on the mind, what with the new Nexus 7 just going official last week, but that's far from the only new version of an old tablet that we've been looking forward to. There are other new Nexus models to anticipate, as well as some new iPads, but what about the classic budget tablet, the Kindle Fire? Last year brought us the Fire HD lineup, and we've already heard some rumors about what further changes might be in store this time around. Today we get a lot more detail on just what we could expect. Earlier, we had little more than resolutions: supposedly, there would ...

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    The first Kindle Fire tablet was a big deal when it landed, offering shoppers interested in tablets a chance to check one out from a respected name without breaking the bank in the process. Amazon stepped things up last year with the Kindle Fire HD and new size options, but by then it had the stiff competition of the Nexus 7 to deal with. Will Amazon be able to capture our attention once again with its next tablet offerings? Some new rumors attempt to paint the picture of what Amazon could be planning for the third generation of the Kindle Fire. One of the biggest changes could be to ...

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    With so many devices launched between the fall of 2012 and Spring of 2013, we know many of you want to know what's worth your money, and what you should skip with no questions asked. Both 2012 and 2013 have been great years for mobile technology, but we have a feature called "Worst Gadgets Ever" for a reason. There's always a good deal of products that either end-up as vapor ware, some that suck on their own, and some which simply aren't worth your money when compared to other devices in the market. We thought we'd help you with the Top 5 devices that we would all skip out of everything ...

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    In-app purchases are a huge source of income for app developers, allowing them to remove some of the initial hesitance users might have in dropping a few bucks on an app, and instead letting them make their money bit-by-bit, as users pay a little here and there to unlock new features or add functionality. Today Amazon announced a new way for Kindle Fire users to make such purchases, with plans for the launch of its Amazon Coins virtual currency. The Coins will arrive this May, but we're left asking ourselves, what's the point of all this? Amazon promotes these Coins as an easy way to both ...

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    An interesting thing just happened to the tablet world. We might've lost a whole size category before it had a chance to get popular. It didn't take long after the release of Apple's first iPad for competing OEMs to start shipping their response products, expanded versions of Android 2.x and Honeycomb running on oversized slates. Led by devices like the first Samsung Galaxy Tab and the Motorola XOOM, the non-iOS sector of the tablet market grew quickly early on, but for a variety of reasons failed to sell well on the whole. Thankfully for tech diversity, there's that "interesting thing." ...

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    Shortly after Amazon announced its new lineup of Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD tablets last week, we learned about the Amazon "Special Offers" that would be displayed on these devices; even after paying full-price for the tablets, users would be inundated by Amazon's advertising on their lock screens. Since then, the fate of these Special Offers has seemed up in the air, after comments attributed to Amazon first made it sound like there would be an option to opt-out , followed by a denial of any such thing. It finally looks like the dust has settled, with Amazon both confirming an opt-out ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Amazon's new Kindle Fire line-up which includes a more powerful Kindle Fire with last year's design along with a new Kindle Fire HD in 7 and 8.9-inch flavors. We later talk about the recent leak of an iPad Mini casing that includes a back camera. We then talk about the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S 4G on Sprint's network. Then we go through the recent leak of Verizon's fall line-up, which includes HTC's mysterious device and also the Nokia Lumia 822. We end today's show by talking about the recent ...

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    Early today, before everything became about Kindles, we touched on some of the innovations currently happening with mobile advertisements. There's a right way and a wrong way to do advertising, and the line between the two isn't always clear. You don't expect an app to still include ads after you upgrade to the paid version, for instance. That's why you might be interested to learn about one aspect of the new Kindle Fire models that Amazon wisely chose not to dwell upon during its event today: they all include built-in advertising. Tucked-away near the end of Amazon's press release you'll ...

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    There's a lot of genius behind the Amazon Kindle Fire as a product. As Jeff Bezos stood on stage today to announce his new Kindle line-up, he was clear about how the Fire is a service and not a gadget, and in a way, he's right. Whenever we go watch a movie to the theater, we're not really concerned about the projector, the screen nor the sound system, all we want is to watch the movie, and the theater equipment is simply the means we use to consume the movie. With that same mentality, the first-generation Kindle Fire became a hit, simply because Amazon made the bold move of selling you a ...

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    Now that Amazon's new Kindle lineup, including a refreshed Kindle Fire and two new Kindle Fire HD tablets, has been announced, we're sure you're wondering just how these new offerings stack up against the first Kindle Fire, as well as some of the other bigwigs in the tablet game. That's why we put together a little comparison chart, for a head-to-head look at just how all this different hardware fares. It's still not complete, as Amazon has yet to confirm a few details about the new hardware's capabilities, but at least we can get a preliminary look at how everything lines-up. Obviously, ...

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    There have been plenty of rumors suggesting what Amazon might have up its sleeve for release this fall. We've talked about a new seven-inch Kindle Fire, the possibility for a much larger Kindle Fire, as well as a possible Amazon smartphone. Today in Las Vegas, Amazon finally started with its new announcements. There's going to be new front-lit Kindle, the Kindle Paperwhite, but we're more concerned with what Amazon might have for us in something a little more Android-y. Thankfully, the company delivered, announcing the follow-up to last year's Kindle Fire The new Fire will have a full ...

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