Amazon Announces New Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, a New Flagship Tablet for $379

Along with the new Kindle Fire HD, Amazon also announced the new Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 tonight, which is clearly the flagship amongst the group.

As a flagship tablet, the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 sports an 8.9-inch (2560×1600, 339ppi) display with “30% more pixels than the iPad Air,” 2.5GHz Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, Adreno 420 GPU, 8MP rear camera, HD front camera, Dolby Atmos audio (a first for tablets), 802.11ac MIMO WiFi (4G LTE optional), and runs Amazon’s Fire OS “Sangria,” the newest fork of Android, which has all sorts of new software add-ons. Amazon claims that this new HDX 8.9 is 20% lighter than the iPad Air. (more…)

Amazon Announces New Kindle Fire HD 6 and 7, “Most Powerful Tablet Under $100″

Amazon unveiled a whole new suite of Kindle Fire tablets this evening, starting with the all new Kindle Fire HD 6 and 7, which have a starting price of $99. The devices come in a variety of “fun” colors and run Amazons Fire OS 4 “Sangria,” which as you know, is a fork of Android.

The devices sport “powerful” specs for their price, with their numerical names hinting at screen sizes. You are looking at 6-inch (1280×800, 252ppi) and 7-inch (1280×800, 216ppi) tablets with 1.5GHz quad-core processors, front and rear cameras, “pocketable” designs, Gorilla Glass, Dolby surround sound audio, and a whole bunch of custom Amazon software features.  (more…)

Amazon Kindle App Gains Whispersync for Voice, Lets You Switch Between Text and Audio Seamlessly

In lieu of self-driving cars, audiobook narrations are a great way to progress through books while driving. But keeping track of your place between book and audio can become a bit annoying – in the book, you have to search for the page you’ve reached, and on the audio file, fast forward or jump around for the spot you left off. If you do your reading on Amazon’s Kindle app, though, that inconvenience is now a thing of the past with Amazon Whispersync for Voice.  (more…)

Pokémon TV Comes to Kindle Fire Devices Through Amazon Appstore Starting Today

Astute Kindle Fire users have probably realized this, but an indispensable app has long been absent from the Amazon Appstore. I’m referring, of course, to Pokémon TV, which saw an iOS and Android release last February. Thankfully, Kindle Fire users can finally catch up (‘em?) with Ash and the gang starting today.

Pokémon TV features an impressive library of Pokémon anime. It is updated weekly from a collection 700 episodes spanning 16 seasons, which is probably equivalent to at least 5 or 6 complete games of Pokémon Blue. (more…)

Deal: All of Amazon’s Kindle Fire Lineup is $30 Off

Amazon is running a promotion that slashes $30 off of all of their Kindle Fire tablets as a “thanks to customers for voting Amazon #1 in customer satisfaction” yet again. The deal includes discounts off of the brand new Kindle Fire HDX models (both 7 and 8.9) and the regular Kindle Fire (both 7 and 8.9). The Fire HDX 7 can be had for as little as $199, while the HDX 8.9 drops to $349. The regular Kindle Fire HD drops to an insanely low $109 price, which the HD 8.9 slides in at just under $200. Not bad deals.

The HDX models are Amazon’s top tier line that can compete with almost any other tablet on the planet in terms of specs. We’re talking high-res displays (1920×1200), Snapdragon 800 processors, the newest version of Amazon’s Android skin, custom Dolby Audio, “state-of-the-art” dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi, and their 24-7 Mayday video support chat.

At checkout, use the code “MAYDAY30″ to see the discount.

Amazon Links:  Kindle Fire HDX 7 ($199) | Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 ($349) | Kindle Fire HD 7 ($109)

Deal: Kindle Fire HDX is 20% Off on Amazon Today Only ($184), Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Too

The big Thanksgiving holiday shopping weekend may be over for many, but I’d image I’m not the only human that completely avoids doing any shopping on that weekend. Instead, I do my shopping when things tone down a bit the couple of weeks before, in hopes that most people have already crossed everything off of their lists and have left the mall to me, just me. That or sites like Amazon continue to make it easy for me to never leave my cave with deals like today’s 20%-off Kindle family promotion.  (more…)

Cyber Monday Deal: Amazon Slashes $50 Off of Kindle Fire HDX and Kindle Fire HD, Now Just $179 and $119

Weren’t interested in (or able to grab) the Moto X through early Cyber Monday madness? How about Amazon’s new Kindle Fire HDX at a similarly ridiculously low price of $179 with 16GB of storage? This is Amazon’s new high-end Kindle Fire, one that houses a high-resolution 7-inch display (1920×1200), 2.2GHz quad-core processor, new version of Fire OS, lengthy 11 hour battery life, and Mayday Button for live, video support whenever you need it at no additional cost. Its typical price is $229, so you are looking at a $50 discount for the day.

If the ultra-high end HDX isn’t exactly what you were looking for, then consider their other Kindle Fire HD, which can be had today-only for $119 with 16GB of storage. Again, that’s a $50 discount from its normal $169 price point. With the regular Fire HD, you are looking at a 7-inch display (1280×800), dual-core processor, 10 hour battery life, and access to Amazon’s services like Prime.

Amazon Links:  Kindle Fire HDX ($179) | Kindle Fire HD ($119)

Kindle Fire HDX 7 Ships Today for $229

Kindle Fire HDX

The Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon’s new flagship tablet with high-end specs, ships today at a starting price of $229. Announced back at the end of September, the new HDX tablets from Amazon are about as good as it gets in terms of tablet hardware, you just need to understand that should you buy one, you are giving up access to Google services (Gmail app, Google Play, Hangouts, etc.). But at that price, with that display, and with Amazon’s service powering it all, maybe it’s worth it?  (more…)