New Kindles FTW!

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Sep 7, 2012

New Kindles FTW! by LightyKD at 4:19 AM (4,645 Views / 0 Likes) 48 replies

  1. LightyKD
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    Amazon announces new Kindle Fire HD tablets with LTE, 8.9-inch screen

    The new 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD tablet will be priced at $299, the 7-inch at $199, and an LTE model at $499


    Amazon on Thursday heated up the tablet competition with the introduction of new Kindle Fire HD tablets, including a model with LTE capabilities and another model with an 8.9-inch screen that can display images at a resolution of 1920 by 1200 pixels.

    SOURCE: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9230994/Amazon_announces_new_Kindle_Fire_HD_tablets_with_LTE_8.9_inch_screen
     


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    Member pokefloote GBAtemp Addict

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    Got the e-mail this morning. They look pretty nice!
    8.9 inches? Why not just 10... :c
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    Now is the perfect time to find a used Kindle Fire. I always though that tablet was one sexy beast!
     
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    Will these support micro sdhc or sdxc? If they do I'm getting one. It's a good thing I haven't gotten the nexus 7 yet.
     
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    AFAIK none... I tried searching in there website and it doesn't say anything regarding micro sd slot. The only options that they have is 16GB to 32GB for the 7", and 32GB to 64GB for the 8.9"
     
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    Global Moderator BORTZ wtf, nintendo

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    Really? I always thought they were underpowered.
     
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    I prefer tablets with cellular, but $499 for the LTE tablet will definitely be expensive to import (even if 32GB), so sadly I'm out.

    But I can't deny how good these new Kindles look.
     
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    I'm not that fussy about power. As long as I can play games decently I'm happy. I need to get my current tablet fixed. Just reading this thread is making me miss it badly right now.
     
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    Anybody wanna buy my Kindle Touch?
     
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    Amazon might have had something until it was revealed that all of the new models are ad supported. That's just idiotic.
     
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    Ad supported? Is that confirmed?

    Gosh if true then..
     
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    Not to mention that the old model will now be $160...
     
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    Source 1: http://m.ign.com/articles/2012/09/06/amazons-new-kindle-fire-tablets-are-all-ad-supported

    Source 2: http://m.engadget.com/2012/09/06/new-kindle-fire-hd-ad-supported/?icid=eng_latest_art

    Presumably you could remove them when its rooted, but I think it will turn a lot of people off initally.

    Edit Source Amazon itself (ctrl-f special offers)
    http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=176060&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1732546&highlight=
     
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    I don't really root my Android devices so... yeah kinda pisses me off.

    Can be Kindle Fire be rooted the same way though? I heard it runs on a heavily modified OS.
     
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    The current fire is easily rooted and replaced with ICS if desired. Don't see why the new model will be different.
     
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    There is a Kindle rooting kit, and I have rooted one by myself.
     
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    Member omgpwn666 Guy gamer and proud!

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    Well... still does not seem better than the Google Nexus. I have the Kindle Fire with a 1 year warranty that expires in 2013. Any clever ideas so that I can return it with a refund so that I can buy the new Kindle? Lol
     
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    As I understand it, the $159 model is a new one, similar to the old one but with extra RAM and a few other things I think. (Plus the ads which each member of the new Fire family will have).
     
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    Actually the one is $199, you may be confused with the fact that it's £159 over here.
     
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    Hmm, that could be it.

    EDIT: Nope, I think I was right before: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0083Q04IQ/ref=fs_2

    The $199 one is the new 7" HD one, the $159 one is the improved version of the old one.
     
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