kindle fire hd teardown

The Kindle Fire HD was announced less than two weeks ago, with a U.S. release just three days back. The team over at iFixIt got their hands on a Kindle Fire HD last Friday and promptly put it on their operating table to have a poke at the tablet’s innards. The teardown confirms the specifications released by Amazon, but it also reveals that the Kindle Fire HD is not simply a tweaked version of the original Kindle Fire. Rather, it is a completely different tablet.

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Amazon, Apple and Google! These are clearly the biggest three companies in the tablet market, and the owners of the only three ecosystems that really matter in the mobile Universe. In tumultuous waters such as those surrounding the imminent release of Microsoft’s Windows 8, each one of these giants is looking to secure a position in their customers hearts and wallets.


Tetris is one of the most iconic mobile games in history. That may be a bold statement, but it’s no less true. While titles like “Angry Birds” are some of the games that truly made smartphone and tablet gaming big, the OG Gameboy and Tetris had even more of a long-term impact on the handheld gaming industry.

Amazon New Kindle Fire vs Kobo Arc

by on September 11, 2012 7:09 am

The first Kindle Fire managed to burn the chart during the first several months of its availability. Does the successor pack enough zings to compete with the Kobo Arc? The battle starts right here.

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We’ve heard of how Amazon is positioning itslef as a leader in the mobile industry through its content business. While the Kindle lineup has been a popular low-priced tablet due to its integration of e-books and content, here’s a significant piece of news that competitors should watch out for. Amazon will soon offer in-app purchases of real-world goods.

Google Nexus 7 720p recording

The Nexus 7′s 1.2MP front-facing camera is good enough for most uses, as long as 720p video recording isn’t on the agenda. Out of the box, the Nexus 7 is restricted to a recording limit of 480p. As it turns out, this actually isn’t a limitation of the hardware.