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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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Kindle for Android update brings Kindle Fire-like design

Kindle for Android update brings Kindle Fire-like design

Amazon has outed an updated for its Kindle app on Android, most notably bringing with it a new design and UI overhaul that mirrors the user interface of the company's Kindle Fire tablet. The updated app includes a redesigned home screen, an improved Kindle Store layout for Android tablets, and navigation changes.

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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 Appstore set to spread to 200 countries

Amazon Appstore set to spread to 200 countries

Amazon's Appstore for Android devices is readying a big leap in availability, spreading to nearly 200 countries as the online retailer ramps up the pressure on Google's official Play download store. Set to launch "in the coming months" the broader availability - which will include Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, India, South Africa, and South Korea, among others - follows Amazon's most recent international launch, the Japanese version of the store back in 2012.

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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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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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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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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is $50 off today only

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is $50 off today only

Amazon's latest Kindle Fire HD tablet may have just been released to the public, but that doesn't mean Amazon isn't going to put it on sale. It turns out that -- for today only -- the company is slashing $50 off the regular $299 starting price of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9, which means you can get the new tablet for only $249 for the 16GB version or $319 for the 32GB model.

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GameStop now selling Kindle Fire tablets, $25 Amazon gift card with purchase

GameStop now selling Kindle Fire tablets, $25 Amazon gift card with purchase

Video game retailer GameStop is now selling select Kindle Fire tablets in stores across the US, just in time for the holiday season. They're offering the Kindle Fire HD 7-inch tablet for $199.99 at all 4,400 stores, and the non-HD 7-inch version and the 8.9-inch HD for $159.99 and $299.99, respectively, "at select stores."

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Kindle Fire tablets help Amazon Appstore boom

Kindle Fire tablets help Amazon Appstore boom

Amazon is having a bang up year for its Appstore posting massive growth. The massive growth of the Amazon Appstore is attributed in part to the availability and popularity of the Kindle Fire Android tablets that have access to the Appstore. Amazon's developer features are also helping spur growth.

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Kindle Fire and Fire HD tablets to get Voice Guide and Explore by Touch early next year

Kindle Fire and Fire HD tablets to get Voice Guide and Explore by Touch early next year

Amazon has announced that new technologies to help vision impaired consumers use the Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD seven-inch tablets will be coming early next year. The new features are called Voice Guide and Explore by Touch. The accessibility features were previously available only on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch tablet.

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