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Amazon slams iPad mini in Kindle Fire HD attack ad

Amazon slams iPad mini in Kindle Fire HD attack ad

Amazon has directly called out Apple's new iPad mini in a homepage attack advert, criticizing the new 7.9-inch iOS tablet for falling short in specifications versus the Kindle Fire HD. The comparison, seen when you first visit Amazon's US site, contrasts the $199 Kindle Fire HD with its 216ppi, 7-inch display against the $329 iPad mini, which has a 163ppi display. That's not the only shortcoming, Amazon maintains.

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Kindle Fire HD named “best-selling product” across Amazon worldwide

Kindle Fire HD named “best-selling product” across Amazon worldwide

This week the folks at Amazon have made it clear that they continue to mean business with their line of Kindle Fire tablets, today calling the Kindle Fire HD the "#1 best-selling product across all of Amazon worldwide." We've had some suspicion rise up in comments and emails regarding Amazon's press releases regarding their own sales suggestions such as this one, so until we're certain Amazon actually does specify that the Kindle Fire HD actually literally did sell more units than any other product on the Amazon website, we'll keep with the quotes. The term "best-selling" could also mean "sold as many as we made" or "did just as well as we expected it to."

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Amazon Maps API aims to oust Google Maps from Kindle Fire

Amazon Maps API aims to oust Google Maps from Kindle Fire

Amazon has launched a new Maps API for Kindle Fire developers, challenging Google's own Android mapping services, and further shifting the Kindle-branded tablets away from pure Android. Quietly added to the range of options for third-party developers alongside the launch of the Kindle Fire HD, the Amazon Maps API support custom overlays of data on top of standard mapping, with customized pins and markets for business, landmarks, and other notable positions.

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Amazon forces “Special Offers” ads on all Kindle Fire tablets [Update 2]

Amazon forces “Special Offers” ads on all Kindle Fire tablets [Update 2]

Amazon will only offer advertising-supported Kindle Fire tablets, injecting "special offers" into the standby screen of its Android slates, and giving no option to pay more to remove the promotions. The "special offers" concept was launched for e-paper Kindles some time back, subsidizing the upfront cost of the ereader in return for showing adverts on the homescreen (though not during actual ebook display); now, that same concept has been included in the new range of Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD tablets.

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Amazon confirms Kindle Fire HD is running Ice Cream Sandwich

Amazon confirms Kindle Fire HD is running Ice Cream Sandwich

So, Amazon revealed a number of new Kindle Fire HD tablets today. The company gave away a lot of details about the new line in the process, but one specification that was mysteriously absent from Amazon's long list was the operating system these tablets are running. Ahead of Amazon's press conference today, rumors claimed that these tablets would be running a modified version of the Android OS under the hood, and it turns out that's just what they're doing.

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Kindle Fire HD tablets appear on sale at Amazon

Kindle Fire HD tablets appear on sale at Amazon

The Kindle Fire HD 7, Kindle Fire HD 8.9, and Kindle Fire HD 8.9 4G LTE are all available for purchase on Amazon now, with their prices being, in order, $199, $299, and $499. The lesser two of the three devices have 16GB of internal storage while the 4G LTE 8.9-inch tablet has 32GB of internal storage - otherwise it's essentially the same as the wi-fi only model 8.9. These devices work with an updated user interface over the original Kindle Fire and include several software upgrades and features that set them aside from the rest of the ereader and media player mobile universe.

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“Kindle Fire is a service” pushes Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

“Kindle Fire is a service” pushes Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

After a short video showing the power of the Kindle in the past, present, and future, the Amazon event this week prepared the press for the next generation with their own Jeff Bezos speaking before the crowd. He let them know that they want to move forward with the spirit of Amazon and that "we LOVE to invent" may very well be their main point here in 2012. He spoke also about how the Android tablet market flooded right at the start, and how this flood created an environment where noone wanted to buy one - but Amazon is smart, he implies, and customers are smart, he says.

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Amazon reportedly unveiling two 7-inch Kindle Fires on September 6

Amazon reportedly unveiling two 7-inch Kindle Fires on September 6

Many of you have already heard the rumors that claim Amazon will be revealing a new Kindle Fire next week at a press conference, and when it does, most were expecting to see a larger tablet on offer, similar to Apple's iPad. A new report is shedding some doubt on that, as CNET's anonymous sources claim that Amazon will be announce two new 7-inch Kindle Fires next week. One of these will be only a slightly updated version of the original Kindle Fire, while the other will be a tablet with more beefy innards.

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Kindle Fire sells out in anticipation of Amazon event

Kindle Fire sells out in anticipation of Amazon event

If you needed any "official" proof from Amazon that their upcoming event was about to introduce a new generation of media tablets, this is it - the Kindle Fire has been announced as "sold out." This announcement comes just one week before the company is set to host an event in which they'll more than likely release a new bit of hardware - at least one tablet with the ability to work with Android media of all types, we're seeing now. The Kindle Fire was launched in September of 2011 and has since been the #1 best selling product on Amazon - and it's time for a refresh.

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New Kindle shows up at FCC, Amazon acquires ‘Firedock’ trademark

New Kindle shows up at FCC, Amazon acquires ‘Firedock’ trademark

Last week, we caught word that a new Kindle Fire had apparently cleared the FCC. Today The Digital Reader has uncovered another Kindle device that has passed through the FCC, but whereas the device from last week appeared the be the next iteration of the Kindle Fire, this one seems to have more in common with the regular Kindle. Is Amazon planning to launch a new version of the Kindle Fire alongside a new version of the basic Kindle? It sure does seem that way.

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Amazon’s next Kindle Fire may have just hit the FCC

Amazon’s next Kindle Fire may have just hit the FCC

We’ve heard word in the past that Amazon is working on a sequel to the Kindle Fire, with the company reportedly aiming at a larger form factor compared to the current 7-inch screen. The Digital Reader has done some detective work and come across what may be an FCC filing of Amazon’s next tablet, believing that the online internet retailer may have used a front company to file the documents in order to sneak the tablet under the radar.

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10-inch Kindle Fire tipped as Amazon new iPad challenge imminent

10-inch Kindle Fire tipped as Amazon new iPad challenge imminent

Amazon's larger Kindle Fire is still in the pipeline, sources insist, scaling up from the existing 7-inch slate as Apple reportedly scales down to tweener tablet levels. A namedrop in the same NYT article that threw further weight against the iPad mini rumors, according to unnamed developers the retailer is pushing ahead with what's tipped to be a roughly 10-inch variant of the Kindle Fire, bringing the challenge to Apple's new iPad.

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