Amazon’s latest advertisement pits the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 against the iPad and its Retina Display.
The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ tablets are now available online with discount prices as part of an ongoing Valentine’s Day promotion.
The Polaroid M10 tablet is set to arrive in Spring 2013 with a $229 price tag, offering a 10-inch HD screen, a quad-core processor, and Android Jelly Bean.
Amazon is offering a $50 discount off the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ for Amazon Student members with active Prime accounts.
Amazon has more than once bragged with its Kindle Fire and Fire HD sales without revealing actual numbers, but something tells us that at least the 8.9-inch version of the tab is not doing very well. Otherwise, why would it be discounted with a full 50 bucks, no questions asked?
Just in time for the holiday, the kid mode on Kindle Fire tablets has received a boost with the introduction of the Kindle FreeTime Unlimited, a subscription service that provides unlimited access to thousands of kid-friendly content for $2.99 a month.
Sometimes I don’t know if to laugh or cry. Microsoft has been responsible in so many ways for shaping the way we work and play, but at the moment it really is struggling to find its feet. The Redmond company has released its ridiculously high pricing for the Intel based Surface tablet with Windows 8 Pro, while at the same time rumors are surfacing (sorry, no pun intended) that Microsoft has ordered a cut in the production of its ARM based Surface RT tablets.
It seems the talk of the town is true, Samsung does like to get around. The teardown of the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD reveals that the tablet uses several key components made by Samsung.
If you have been waiting for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 that was announced back in September, then your wait is finally over. Starting today, the base model of the device is shipping directly from Amazon. However, if you have your eye on the 4G version, then you will have to stretch your patience until next week.
When Amazon announced its new range of Kindle Fire tablets last month, among them was its first device with mobile broadband. The high-end Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G LTE can connect to AT&T’s 4G network but, since it has support for 10 bands, it can fallback to the 3G networks as well! The only snag was that at the time of the launch, Amazon didn’t have U.S. Federal Communications Commission approval for the device! Although it could be seen as a foregone conclusion that the device would pass the FCC’s tests, it certainly wasn’t, especially when you consider that this is Amazon’s first device with any kind of cellular technology.