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Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 revealed with complete redesign

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 revealed with complete redesign

The team at Amazon behind the Kindle Fire series of smart tablets have made some relatively major changes to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. Besides adding an "X" to the name, the body of this machine has been completely redesigned - no more internal midframe, for example, here you'll find a magnesium cast unibody. The whole machine has an increased bit of stiffness at the same time as it becomes a whole lot lighter - ringing in at 13.2oz in all.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX hands-on

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX hands-on

It's two years since the first Kindle Fire tablets, and Amazon hasn't been sitting still: the new Kindle Fire HDX line-up is evidence of that. Still aggressively targeting cost-conscious users with a near-cost sticker price Jeff Bezos & Co. hope to offset with music, ebook, movie, and other purchases, the Kindle Fire HDX take on the Nexus 7 and iPad mini direct, with better specifications than ever before plus a video technical support system, Amazon Mayday, which could make Christmas morning the easiest its ever been. We spent some time trying out the new Kindle Fire HDX 7 and HDX 8.9 to see if they're really Kindle Fire or just Kindle Dire.

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Amazon Coins virtual currency launches: Glue for Amazon’s hardware ambitions?

Amazon Coins virtual currency launches: Glue for Amazon’s hardware ambitions?

Amazon has launched its own virtual currency, Coins, for app, game, and in-app purchases on Kindle Fire tablets as well as in the Amazon Appstore. The Amazon Coins launch - which will see all Kindle Fire users in the US credited with $5-worth to get them started - is part of the retailer's attempt to lock users into the forked-Android ecosystem, with the promise of cheaper apps and content if customers use the cash-alternative.

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iPad most satisfying tablet in 2013 says J.D. Power research

iPad most satisfying tablet in 2013 says J.D. Power research

Apple's iPad remains the most satisfying tablet for US users, new J.D. Power consumer research suggests, though Amazon's Kindle Fire range is close behind the Cupertino slates. The iPad scored 836 out of a possible 1,000 points in J.D. Power's 2013 US Tablet Satisfaction Study, with owners questioned on the five categories of performance, ease of use, styling & design, features, and cost. The survey also found that more than half of those with a tablet share their slate with at least one other person.

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