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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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Kindle Fire HDX 7 official with 1920 x 1200 display

Kindle Fire HDX 7 official with 1920 x 1200 display

Amazon has upped their game once again with the 2013 edition of the Kindle Fire, called in this case Kindle Fire HDX. The HDX represents the high-definition resolution of the display, that being 1920 x 1200 (aka 322 DPI) across 7-inches of screen real-estate, the same smaller-size panel as 2012's Kindle Fire HD

Kindle Fire HD 2 specifications and photos appear well before release event

Kindle Fire HD 2 specifications and photos appear well before release event

The next-generation Kindle Fire HD has appeared today in both a set of photos and with a reminder that Amazon wont be letting this unit slip under the radar with high-end specifications. This unit will be popping up with a 7-inch display, a resolution at 1920 x 1200, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor under the hood. There's also a Kindle Fire HD 2 8.9 coming your way with a 2560 x 1600 pixel display and a camera on its back as well.

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Kindle Fire sale hints at impending next-gen refresh

Kindle Fire sale hints at impending next-gen refresh

If you're in the market for a Kindle Fire tablet, today might be the day to pick one up, as Amazon is having an all-day Gold Box Deals sale on a variety of Kindle Fire models. At various times throughout the day, Amazon will be putting a specific Kindle Fire model on sale, with a refurbished Kindle Fire HD 8.9 on sale for the entire day.

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Kindle Fire entry-level next-gen model reportedly sticking with OMAP CPU

Kindle Fire entry-level next-gen model reportedly sticking with OMAP CPU

Rumors have been popping up recently about what to expect in the next-generation Kindle Fire tablet series, and full specs for the next-gen entry-level Kindle Fire have been leaked, but it's nothing too special, other than that the new entry-level Kindle Fire will have the same internal guts as the current entry-level Kindle Fire HD.

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Kindle Fire refresh tipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM

Kindle Fire refresh tipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM

It's about that time for a Kindle Fire upgrade, and it seems Amazon is on it already, which makes sense considering the Nexus 7 received a refresh and the iPad has gone through some major transformations in the past couple of years. Specs of the next-generation Kindle Fire series have been leaked, and they're a doozy.

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Amazon Kindle Fire refresh details leak

Amazon Kindle Fire refresh details leak

Amazon's current heap of Kindle slates have been out on the market for quite some time now, begging the question of when the company will release its second-generation lineup of Kindle tablets. It's reported that we'll see a refresh sometime later this year in time for the holiday shopping season.

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Amazon cuts Kindle Fire HD to ramp B&N NOOK HD pressure

Amazon cuts Kindle Fire HD to ramp B&N NOOK HD pressure

Amazon has apparently dropped the price of its Kindle Fire HD ereader-tablet in what appears to be a response to Barnes & Noble's NOOK HD cuts, dropping the 7-inch Android-based slate by as much as 15-percent in the US and UK. The price adjustment sees the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD come down to £139 in the UK (saving £20) for the 16GB model, and to $169 (saving $30) in the US, compared to the latest 7-inch NOOK HD at £129/$149 for the 16GB model.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD and HD 8.9 spreads: over 170 countries [Update: Appstore in nearly 200]

Amazon Kindle Fire HD and HD 8.9 spreads: over 170 countries [Update: Appstore in nearly 200]

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9 ereader-tablets are set to spread, with preorders lighting up in over 170 countries from today. The 7- and 8.9-inch tablets - which run Amazon's heavily customized Android platform - have been available in the US, select countries in Europe, and Japan for some time now, but will make their worldwide play from June 13 when they both begin shipping more broadly. Update: Amazon also has news about Appstore availability; more details after the cut.

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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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Xbox SmartGlass brings support for the Kindle Fire

Xbox SmartGlass brings support for the Kindle Fire

Larry Hryb, the Director of Programming for Xbox Live, stated today that Xbox SmartGlass now supports Amazon's selection of Kindle Fire tablets. It's coming in about half a year late, seeing as the app was released for regular Android devices way back in October of last year. With the Xbox SmartGlass app now available in the Amazon App Store, owners of the affordable Kindle Fire can enjoy an extension of the Xbox Live experience with their tablets.

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Amazon files patent for wirelessly powered “remote displays”

Amazon files patent for wirelessly powered “remote displays”

A patent filed by Amazon's CEO, Jeff Bezos, and Amazon's Vice President, Greg Hart, shows that Amazon may be launching a new, and different series of cloud-based Kindles in the future. The patent filed to the United States Patent and Trademark Office shows a remote display that will wirelessly receive its power and its data from nearby base stations. It also shows that the new "remote display" can potentially be implemented into car windshields and possibly a device similar to Google Glass.

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