Amazon Announces Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch and 8.9-inch Tablets Starting at $229

Kindle Fire HDX-family

Amazon just went massive late night press release and product announcement on us, with an unveiling of their new Kindle Fire HDX line of tablets. The new tablets come in both 7-inch and 8.9-inch display sizes, run 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processors (quad-core), last for up to 11 hours of “mixed use,” utilize a new forked version of Android called Fire OS 3.0 “Mojito,” introduce free 24×7 tech support through the Mayday button, and can connect via LTE on both AT&T and Verizon networks.

The Fire HDX 7 WiFi model starts at $229 for the 16GB WiFi model, and is available for pre-order starting today. Amazon plans to begin shipping orders by October 18. If you want the 4G LTE version of the HDX 7, you’ll pay at least $329 and see shipments beginning November 14.

The Fire HDX 8.9 WiFi starts at $379 for the 16GB WiFi model with pre-orders opening today as well. Amazon expects to begin shipping 8.9 orders by November 7. If you want to go 4G LTE HDX 8.9, you are looking at a price of at least $479 with a shipping estimate of December 10.

Amazon Links:  Kindle Fire HDX 7 | Kindle Fire HDX 8.9  (more…)

Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ With 4G LTE Headed to AT&T on April 5, Priced at $250 on Two Year Contract

Kindle Fire HD 8.9

AT&T announced this morning that they are to bring Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ tablet, complete with 4G LTE to their network starting April 5. Customers can pick up the device for $399, but can save up to $150 when signing a new two year agreement with the device. AT&T is the first carrier in the U.S. to offer the device at a subsidized price point.  (more…)

Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ Just $250 Through Amazon With $50 Off Coupon

If the Kindle Fire HD was on your holiday shopping list, today would be the day to make that purchase. For a limited time, Amazon is offering a $50 off coupon for all versions of the tablet, which lowers the price from $299 to $249 for the 16GB model and $319 from $369 for 32GB. Not bad at all.

The Fire HD features a 1920×1200 HD display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and of course, access to 22 million movies, tv shows, books, songs, etc.

Coupon code: FIREHD89


Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Starts Shipping Today for $299, in Stores Tomorrow

Amazon’s newest tablet, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9, starts shipping today. At $299 (for the WiFi version), you get a 8.9″ 1920×1200 display (with 254ppi), TI OMAP4470 dual-core processor, dual stereo Dolby Digital Plus audio speakers, a front facing camera for video chatting, and easy access to all of Amazon’s content.

If a WiFi-only model doesn’t fulfill your needs, then you may want to consider the 4G LTE equipped 8.9. It starts at $499, but more importantly, gives you the opportunity to purchase a $49 year-long data package. Amazon partnered with AT&T to offer this one-of-a-kind data deal. The 4G LTE model ships next week.

Amazon Links:  Fire HD 8.9 w/ WiFi ($299) | Fire HD 8.9 w/ 4G LTE ($499)

Video: iPad Mini vs. Kindle Fire HD vs. Nexus 7 – Will They Blend?


Being in the tech industry, it’s all about comparing device A to device B. That’s just how it is and there is no changing that. With that said, let’s make guacamole out of tablets! The folks over at BlendTec have put out a new video, pitting the iPad Mini against the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD. In the end, it’s always hard to choose a winner, but with this one, you really can’t tell the difference between the three.

Cheers Chris, K, Brian, Oswald, and Lana!

Barnes & Noble Announces Nook HD, Nook HD+, and Simple Touch Tablets

This morning, Barnes & Noble released their newest lineup of Nook tablets, not to be out shined by Amazon’s Kindle lineup. Leading the pack is their new Nook HD+ and Nook HD slates, which sport full HD displays and some pretty impressive specs to boot. The Nook HD+ sports a 9″ display at 1920 x 1280 resolution, 256 ppi, and is powered by a 1.5GHz OMAP 4470 processor, while the Nook HD is a 7″ 1440 x 900, 243 ppi, with the same chipset. (more…)

Kindle Fire HD Bootloaders Locked Tight, XDA Developers Begin Plan of Attack

Over the weekend, word got out through testers and developers that the new Kindle Fire HD lineup was going to be locked up tight by Amazon. According to kinfauns, who is a contributor over at XDA, the Kindle Fire’s bootloaders are signed and designed for HS (high security) devices. Oh, gee, well that just sounds lovely. So much for those who were hoping to remove Amazon’s custom Android skin in favor of stock Jelly Bean. Of course, it’s well known developers love a good challenge. You can expect work to start as soon as shipments start arriving at doorsteps.

We’ll keep you posted on any progress made.

Via: XDA

Kindle Fire HD Gets iFixit Teardown, Scores High on Ease of Repairability

No new piece of tech goes mainstream until the guys over at iFixit have torn it open and showed us all of what’s inside. The new Kindle Fire HD is the most recent device to fall to the repair tools and got pulled open promptly. Amazon took a cue from Google in the ease of repairability, the Fire HD matched the Nexus 7 on repairability with a 7 out of 10.

Amazon found a way to keep their tablet easily fixable while making the overall device slimmer than the Nexus 7. The only problem is that the LCD and front glass panel are fused together and would be a little expensive to get that piece fixed. Other than that the Fire HD passed iFixit’s inspection. Hit the source link below if you want to see the inner parts laid bare.

Via: iFixit