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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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Amazon clearing tablet inventory

Amazon clearing tablet inventory

It appears that Amazon may be feeling the heat of the Nexus 7 wave - or perhaps even the oncoming Apple iPad mini - as they place essentially their entire Kindle collection on sale for back-to-school. Though many of the sales have halted here on the morning after a super-sale weekend, Amazon did have the Kindle DX up for 29% off (that's $110!) and cases, speaker docks, sleeves of all kinds, and more. This could mean several things, but what we're banking on is this: a whole new model - or models - coming on quick.

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Spotify hits the Kindle Fire

Spotify hits the Kindle Fire

This week it's time to get back to the streaming side of things as Spotify hits yet another platform in the mobile space. On the Kindle Fire, Spotify's streaming music service will be working with Android 4.0 with full support. You've got mobile free radio as well with the ability to create new radio stations and save the songs that you're going to listen to multiple times. This application is available for download immediately through the Amazon Appstore for Android - you simply must grab it!

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 16, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 16, 2012

Welcome to the start of another fabulous week of tech, gadgets, entertainment, and everything in-between here on SlashGear! Start your morning off right with a foretelling of a tablet future for Nokia, complete with a hinge for folding over! Next have a peek at the Sony Xperia NXT series as its available in the USA this week! If you're working with Skype, you might want to keep an eye on this message leak bug that's been creeping around your software's insides.

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Target axes non-iPad tablets until holidays

Target axes non-iPad tablets until holidays

If you head to a Target store anytime between now and somewhere around the end of October, you're going to have a tough time finding yourself a tablet that isn't also an iPad. SlashGear has learned from several tipsters (including two Target employees) that they'll not be carrying any tablet computers, other than the iPad, until late in the year, much closer to the year-end holiday season. This of course includes the ill-fated Kindle Fire which you'll no longer find online and is being blown-out on the end-caps at Target stores nationwide.

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Kindle Fire gets AOSP Jelly Bean ROM

Kindle Fire gets AOSP Jelly Bean ROM

Google may have introduced the Nexus 7 at a low $199 price point, but Amazon brought the Kindle Fire to the masses last year at the same price point. Although it was running a forked version of Android, it could be rooted and hacked to run custom ROMs. Now some enterprising hackers on xda-developers have ported the latest version of Android, Jelly Bean, across to Amazon’s cheap tablet.

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Google IO 2012: Jelly Bean, Nexus 7, Google Glasses and Nexus Q

Google IO 2012: Jelly Bean, Nexus 7, Google Glasses and Nexus Q

Google's IO 2012 keynote has been and gone, and while the developer event as a whole isn't over, you can certainly tell where the focus is by what made it onto the opening agenda. I'd already laid out my expectations for IO over at the Google Developers Blog, but there have been some surprises along the way too.

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Barnes & Noble NOOK $199 tablet a godsend

Barnes & Noble NOOK $199 tablet a godsend

Though Barnes & Noble's earnings call appears to have turned up sour for the most part, the NOOK lineup may have saved the book company from going Borders way. Having tested the original NOOK Color out back at the start of 2011 when it was released, giving a run down through and through, I can comfortably say the following: $199 for an upgraded version in the NOOK Tablet is quite the deal. You've got a high quality tablet that interacts with the Barnes & Noble store like no other, it costs the same as its biggest competitor, and it's not the same shape as the BlackBerry PlayBook.

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The CES 2012 Crap Tablet Gush Begins

The CES 2012 Crap Tablet Gush Begins

Tablets have been a growing mainstay of the CES scene for the past couple of years, with Apple - never in attendance, but always looming large - driving rivals big and small to put out touchscreen slates. 2012's show promises more of the same: a few potential contenders from the serious names, and then a whole lot of swarf around them. Stand by for the great crap tablet gush of 2012.

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Kindle Fire gets Android 4.0 ICS port, stays relevant

Kindle Fire gets Android 4.0 ICS port, stays relevant

I've been messing around with a Kindle Fire for the past week or so as my good pal Marty picked one up pre-Christmas for the holiday stay up here in Northern Minnesota - it's been great but for the lack of Ice Cream Sandwich. That is to say, it's OK, but it's not the perfect masterpiece that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich would make it. Hackers have taken the reigns this past week and have made a port of the newest Android mobile operating system a relative reality here on this PlayBook form clone, making us once again wonder if it's worth the cheap, cheap price it costs.

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My Tech Vice: I Buy Because I Want It, Not Because I Need It

My Tech Vice: I Buy Because I Want It, Not Because I Need It

I’m here to make a confession: I buy technology products -- from smartphones to tablets to video game consoles -- not because I need them, but because I want them.

Let me take you on a brief recent history.

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Kindle Fire adds Hulu Plus support

Kindle Fire adds Hulu Plus support

Amazon has announced that Hulu Plus will be joining Netflix on the Kindle Fire, as the retailer does its best to outplay the B&N NOOK Tablet when it comes to streaming media options. The Hulu Plus app, Amazon tells us, joins the roster of titles announced earlier this week, along with sports tracking software ESPN ScoreCenter.

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