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Amazon Kindle Fire HD tipped for $99 model [UPDATE]

Amazon Kindle Fire HD tipped for $99 model [UPDATE]

Amazon seems to want to shake things up in the tablet sector, as it's rumored that the e-tailer giant will be releasing a $99 Kindle Fire HD 7-inch tablet at some point. Currently, you can get a 7-inch Kindle Fire HD for only $199, which comes with 16GB of storage, but cutting that price down by half seems like quiet the feat.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 launches in Europe and Japan, US version now $269

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 launches in Europe and Japan, US version now $269

Good news for those located outside the US. Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is now available in a select number of countries in Europe, including the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain, as well as Japan. To celebrate the expansion, Amazon also dropped the price of the tablet to $269 in the US, with the 4G version now starting at $399.

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IDC: Low cost Android tablets take lead in tablet market

IDC: Low cost Android tablets take lead in tablet market

The IDC recently had to adjust its numbers for its 2013 forecasted market share. It didn't expect there to be so many low-cost budget Android tablets to be announced this year, like the HP Slate that goes for $169. The IDC has increased its 2013 forecast for the tablet market from 172.4 million units shipped worldwide to 190.9 million. It also believes that tablet shipments will see an 11% increase annually between 2013 and 2016.

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Amazon optimizes Cloud Player for iPad, warns users of Kindle iOS update

Amazon optimizes Cloud Player for iPad, warns users of Kindle iOS update

Amazon has pushed out a couple of updates to its mobile apps today, one of which is a native, optimized version of Cloud Player on the iPad that comes with a new look and a new setting to adjust cache size. Furthermore, the company pushed out an update for the Kindle iOS app, but due to ebooks being deleted upon updating the app, Amazon is warning users not to update.

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Amazon announces Coins virtual currency for Kindle Fire

Amazon announces Coins virtual currency for Kindle Fire

In case Amazon thought that real money just wasn't cutting it, the company has announced "Amazon Coins," a new virtual currency for Kindle Fire users that will allow them to purchase apps, games, and other digital content from their tablets. Amazon says that the new currency system is a way to help developers monetize their content.

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Amazon Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite now available on Amazon.ca

Amazon Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite now available on Amazon.ca

Our friends in the Great White North can now purchase a couple Kindle digital readers that have been available in the US and for a long time. Amazon has announced that the Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite are now available for Canadians to purchase via Amazon.ca. Digital readers aren't all that Amazon is offering (finally) to Canadian users.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 18, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 18, 2013

Welcome back to Friday folks. Earlier today, we saw what's rumored to be the Samsung Galaxy S IV pop up in AnTuTu's database, with the listing suggesting that it will come equipped with an Exynos 5 Octa CPU. The iPad Mini has been projected to both drive and cannibalize Apple's sales in Q1 2013, and Kim Dotcom's new site Mega launched today for advance users. Apple CEO Tim Cook, Intel CEO Paul Otellini, and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt have all been ordered by Judge Lucy Koh to submit to questioning after allegations that the three companies entered into a non-poaching pact together, and we learned today that Windows 8 upgrades will jump up to $119 come February.

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Amazon Kindle ebook rentals take the time out of reading

Amazon Kindle ebook rentals take the time out of reading

This week Amazon has unveiled Kindle book rentals in an extremely quiet fashion, opting to test it out with the public before doing any sort of press on the topic - but you can try it out right this minute if you wish. What you're going to be doing here is renting a title for a certain amount of time, with the price going up based on how many months you'd like to keep it around. Thirty day increments appear at the moment to be the turn-over for how much you'll be paying, 30, 60, 90, and 120 day periods being available for less than a dollar difference.

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Amazon offering students $50 off a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 all month long

Amazon offering students $50 off a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 all month long

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD was the company's leading product throughout the holiday shopping season, and for good reason. The 8.9-inch version went on sale earlier last month, but if you happened to blink, the deal was gone. However, Amazon is offering the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 to students at $50 off all month long.

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Kindle Fire HD is Amazon’s star product for holiday sales

Kindle Fire HD is Amazon’s star product for holiday sales

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD was the retail giant's best-selling product over the holiday season, with the Android-based ereader-tablet also the most gifted and most-wished-for item on the virtual shelves. The company still refuses to give specific sales figures, but says that the Kindle Fire HD has held the top spot in all three categories since it landed fifteen weeks ago.

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Kindle Fire tablets on sale today for Amazon Moms

Kindle Fire tablets on sale today for Amazon Moms

Amazon posted up a sweet deal on Monday for a Kindle Fire 8.9-inch tablet for only $249, but if you ended up missing it, the company is holding another sale for all of its Kindle Fire tablets. As long as your an Amazon Mom member, as well as an Amazon Prime member, you can get up to $50 off for a Kindle Fire tablet.

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The Day of the Cheap Ereaders

The Day of the Cheap Ereaders

Today is the day that you're going to want to purchase one of two ereaders if you've not already done so - and if you want one, of course: both the Nook Simple Touch and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD have had their prices slashed this morning. The oddest thing has happened - two of the biggest competitors in the ereader space have discounted one of their hero devices - imagine that! Of course the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is not even beginning to be the same sort of tablet as the Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch when it comes down to it, but they're both on the cut - and in Amazon's case, just for today!

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