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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7″ Review

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7″ Review

You could call Amazon's Kindle Fire the anti-Nexus. While the new Kindle Fire HDX may be based on Android, it's resolutely designed to cater for avid customers of Amazon's store, tailoring just about every part of the experience to streamline your shopping (whether digital or physical). Amazon may be selling the Kindle Fire HDX 7" practically at cost, but that doesn't mean the specifications underwhelm: one of the fastest processors paired with an incredible 7-inch 323 ppi display make for a pocketable powerhouse. Thrown in Mayday, Amazon's new rescue service for confused novices, and you've a tablet that wants to be a jack of all trades. Does it succeed? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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Scribd launches cross-platform ebook subscription service

Scribd launches cross-platform ebook subscription service

Scribd has launched a competing service to Oyster, which we detailed back on September 6, expanding on the aforementioned company's efforts by supporting Android, Kindle Fire, and the Web in addition to iOS. The ebook service, simply called Scribd, is priced at $8.99 USD per month and gets one access to all the books they want from the service's ebook library.

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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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New Kindle Fire HD 2 image leaks

New Kindle Fire HD 2 image leaks

Last week some details surfaced of new Kindle Fire tablets that are in the works, but haven't yet been announced. That link brought with it some hardware details. This week another image of the tablet has been leaked, and this time it's the front, not the back that we saw last week.

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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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Vine hits Amazon Appstore for Kindle Fire selfies

Vine hits Amazon Appstore for Kindle Fire selfies

Vine was recently released on Android after being available on iOS for what seemed like ages, but now pretty much every Android and iOS device can join in on the fun of making quick 6-second looping videos, except for the Kindle Fire. However, that changes today, thanks to the inauguration of Vine into the Amazon Appstore.

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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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