Posts tagged with: Kindle Fire HD
  • by | October 29, 2012 4:17 AM

    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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  • by | October 25, 2012 4:02 AM

    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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  • by | September 17, 2012 4:26 PM

    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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  • by | September 17, 2012 1:54 PM

    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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  • by | September 10, 2012 10:40 AM

    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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  • by | September 7, 2012 1:21 PM

    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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  • by | September 7, 2012 8:00 AM

    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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  • by | September 6, 2012 6:47 PM

    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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  • by | September 6, 2012 5:18 PM

    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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  • by | September 6, 2012 5:14 PM

    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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  • by | September 6, 2012 4:44 PM

    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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  • by | September 6, 2012 2:23 PM

    In addition to the upgrade to last year's Kindle Fire, Amazon just announced a new HD version of the tablet, the Kindle Fire HD. We jump from a 1024 x 600 resolution right up to 1920 x 1200, with a larger 8.9-inch size to match. New screen coatings should reduce glare by an impressive 25%, and new stereo speakers combined with Dolby Digital Plus technology will give this Fire tablet the ability to pump out some serious tunes. The Kindle Fire HD runs a dual-core TI OMAP4470 and employs multiple WiFi antennas to help ensure reliable data connectivity. There's a front-facing camera with an HD ...

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