by Bogdan Petrovan, 8 months ago
Courtesy of Engadget At their live event in Santa Monica today, Amazon announced a flurry of new gadgets, including new Kindle e-readers, a revamped Kindle Fire, and a new 8.9-inch tablet. Jeff Bezos showed off…
The highly-anticipated Amazon press event is over, and we now have four new Kindle Fires heading our way in the coming months. The models range in prices starting as low as $159 for an entry-level Kindle Fire, and as high as $499 for an 8.9-inch Fire HD 4G LTE.
Some of you might be wondering where the ad-supported models are at. Android Authority previously reported that at least one model of the Kindle Fire would bear ads in order to achieve the lowest price point possible.
As it turns out, all of the Kindle Fire models are now getting “Special Offer” promotions and advertisements via the lock screen.
There are those out there that simply hate advertisements though, so it's interesting to see that Amazon isn't offering any way around it this time. More than likely, it will only be a matter of time before a custom ROM arrives that removes all the ads from the lock screen.
Will this bother most consumers? For some yes, but then again, no one is forcing you to buy a Kindle Fire – there are plenty of other suitable options out there that will be largely ad-free.
If the ads were littered everywhere, this move would probably receive negative backlash, but a lock screen ad isn't exactly obtrusive. Are you bothered by the decision to include lockscreen advertisements with all versions of the Kindle Fire and Fire HD?