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    Even though most of your holiday shopping is over, we know that there is a slight possibility that Santa didn't leave the gift that you really wanted this Christmas. Still, if you're like any of us, then we're sure you're most probably broke already from so much celebration. The great thing is that it's never too late to get the smartphone or tablet that you wanted, and there are some great devices out there that are worth every penny. Watch today's Top 5 as we talk about some of the best deals you'll find in this holiday season. We're not just talking about devices that are affordable, ...

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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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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Amazon's new Kindle Fire HDX line-up, and what makes these tablets so hot. We later go through some rumors of Microsoft working on a Surface Mini that may be launched this year. Nokia is next as reports have their Nokia World event bringing a lot more than just one new Lumia. Google follows the news as we talk about the recent software updates they're performing. We end today's show talking about Samsung, beginning with curved displays, later with fingerprint scanners, and ending with a new Galaxy F series of flagship devices. All this and ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Motorola's plans to bring another tablet to the market, aside from Google's new strategy to show you the Moto X assembly plant on Google Street View. Then we talk about the Google Nexus 5, and how apparently that LG device on the FCC is the phone we've been waiting for. HTC is next as the One Max is now rumored to be a Sprint exclusive, and then the blue color of the One will be a Best Buy exclusive. We later go through the leaked photos of Amazon's probable next Kindle Fire. We end today's show talking about Apple, Touch ID and some issues ...

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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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    Amazon announced its Kindle Fire HD lineup during the first week of September last year, following the first-gen Kindle Fire launch the September before. If history intends to repeat itself, we could be just weeks away from checking out an all-new refresh to the Kindle Fire family. We've heard a few rumors about just what kind of hardware we could be looking at for these tablets, and it all sounds like some pretty high-end gear. Today we get to look at some benchmark data that lines up nicely with those specs. Over on GFXBench, there's an unknown Amazon tablet with the designation KFAPWA. ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the fact that it seems that the Nokia Lumia 1020 has not sold as well as we expected. Still, there are rumors of the company working on its own Windows RT tablet, even though these rumors aren't quite new. ASUS follows as the company's Chairman doesn't seem happy at all with Windows RT and is planning to not offer it on future tablets. The Samsung Exynos processor follows, as there are some benchmark realities to talk about. We end today's show talking about some leaks of the Amazon Kindle Fire line-up for 2013, even though we're not excited. ...

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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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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft's Cash-For-Apps program and how this is being complained about by the community. Then we turn the page to Amazon, as a $100 tablet seems to be in the works. Later we talk about a new BlackBerry Playbook in the works, even though we doubt it'll be big either. Later it's all about Motorola as Guy Kawasaki begins teasing about the X Phone customization capabilities. We end today's show talking about Nokia's Solar Charging smartphones in the works. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Microsoft Defends Cash-for-Apps Program - ...

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    What's the ideal price for a budget Android tablet from a respectable manufacturer? Lately, all the players have been hovering around the $200 mark, but can we do even better than that? Amazon may be trying to undercut its competition by making a model available for substantially less, according to rumors suggesting the company intends to release a new version of the seven-inch Kindle Fire HD for just under $100 later this year. How could Amazon produce the tablet so cheaply? That's good question, because what little we've heard about its hardware so far suggests that it will be remarkably ...

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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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    With all the tablet news that's happened since, what with the release of the 32GB and 3G Nexus 7, the Nexus 10, and Apple's iPad mini, it can be easy to forget that early September brought us news of Amazon's new Kindle Fire HD models. While the seven-incher's been around since shortly thereafter, we've been waiting this whole time for the larger, 1900 x 1200, 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD to get here. Amazon had been saying that the tablet would finally go up for sale on November 20, but you may be able to get your hands on one just a little sooner. Users who had pre-ordered the WiFi-only ...

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    When Apple introduced the iPad mini we were shown a comparison against the Nexus 7, Google's first pure-Android slate. Apple emphasized on the larger (by .9 inches, 35% larger area) display but they didn't mention the chapter where the iPad mini falls short: resolution and PPI rating. Amazon is using exactly these aspects to promote its Kindle Fire HD. It has 30% more pixels than the iPad mini (and so does the Nexus 7) and 216PPI against the rating of 163 on Apple's smallest slate. Other aspects are also highlighted, as seen in the screenshot above, so each company is playing its aces in ...

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    Apple unveiled the iPad mini, it's own take on the seven-inch form factor (which more of an eight-inch than a seven-inch slate), and we've tried to analyze and react to the announcement in every possible way, covering all angles, including the price. The general consensus seems to be that the iPad mini is overpriced (at $329) even if Apple's own Phil Schiller disagrees. However, JP Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz still believes that Apple's small tablet will capture sales from lower-priced rivals, like Google's ASUS-made Nexus 7 or Amazon's own Kindle Fire HD. While being impressed by the ...

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    One of the awesome things about the first Kindle Fire, at a time when it was king of its price point, was that you could forget about the whole Amazon-customized-Android deal and flash it with a custom ROM to bring you some some good old stock action. Sure, we've got the Nexus 7 now for your hacking needs, but could we still see a vibrant custom ROM community surround the new Fire HD models? Maybe at some point down the road, sure, but for now some tightly-locked-down bootloaders are stymieing the efforts of developers. The situation's being compared to the Nook Tablet, which eventually ...

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    Amazon invented the low-cost tablet segment with the original Kindle Fire, which went on to be Amazon's best-selling product ever. For many, it was an ideal media consumption device: it was thin, light, had a reasonably good screen, and was tied to Amazon's rich offering of movies, music, books, and magazines. The new 7" Kindle Fire HD a higher resolution 1280x800 display (the same as the Nexus 7), a dual-core CPU, more RAM, and more storage. It's also thinner and lighter that the original Kindle Fire, plus it has a host of new software features that make consuming content more ...

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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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    Last night, we talked about the revelation that all the new Kindle Fire tablets, including the two new Fire HD models, would include Amazon's "Special Offers" advertising on the tablets' lock screens. At the time, it seemed as if this was just the way things were going to be, and that there wouldn't be any options for paying a little more and getting a Fire HD that wasn't partially subsidized by ad sales. We still don't have the full picture yet, but the most recent word from Amazon suggests that there will, in fact, be some way to disable the ads. What's not yet clear is just what that ...

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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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    For just $199, you've now got two really good tablet choices: the Nexus 7 and the 7" Kindle Fire HD, two very different tablets. It was Amazon that was first to the market with a low-cost tablet. The original Kindle Fire debuted at $199, which was unheard of in a time of $499 iPad prices. It was a fantastic value and became the best-selling product on Amazon. Then Google came around with the quad-core Jelly Bean-packing wonder that is the Nexus 7. It was better in every way compared to the Kindle Fire, and that, too, became a hot seller. Not resting on its laurels, Amazon has announced the ...

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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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