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Daily Deals: Get the 7-Inch Kindle Fire HD for $40 Off

If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t need to live on the bleeding edge of technology all the time and you just want something that gets the job done, the best time to buy a new gadget is when the next generation is right around the corner. And that appears to be the case with tablets, because the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD has been slashed down by $40 by the good people at Amazon.

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Entire Kindle Fire Family on Sale Today Only, for Mom’s At Least

On Monday we reported that the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire was arriving at a stunningly low $250, which was $50 off. Unfortunately, it was a one day deal, only. The good news is that now it seems that Amazon is repeating the deal with all of the Kindle Fire family. You can now get the original Kindle Fire for $20 off, the 7-inch HD model for $25 off and the 8.9-inch Fire HD for $50 off.

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Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch 16GB Tablet for an Impressively Low $250, Today Only

Looking to get your hands on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch model this holiday season? Whether it is for you, or someone else, today is the day to buy. For the rest of the day you can get your hands on an 8.9-inch Kindle Fire 16GB version for just $250, which is $50 less than normal. In order to get the $50 off, you simply need to enter the promotional code “FIREHD89” at checkout.

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Kindle Fire HD versus iPad Mini: Which is Right for You?

Up until now, it was really hard to call Amazon and Apple direct competitors. Sure, they both had tablets and sold services that were highly integrated into the overall experience. Yes, they both also had books and videos. What set them worlds apart was pricing and specs. This has changed with the introduction of the iPad Mini.

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Kindle Fire HD 7-inch VS Nook HD: How Do They Compare?

Things keep getting better in the 7-inch tablet market. First we had the release of Google’s Nexus 7 earlier this year, giving us a near vanilla Android experience. Next, we had a worthy successor to the popular Kindle Fire in the form of the Fire HD 7-inch and 8.9-inch models. Yesterday we received word that […]

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Kindle Fire HD Rootable, Despite Extra Amazon Security Precautions

Want to get the most out of the new Amazon Kindle Fire HD? Custom ROMs will likely be the solution, bring the full Android experience, including Google Play. One problem, it seems that the Fire HD has a locked bootloader and extra security measures that might make it less hack-friendly than the original Fire- at least that was probably Amazon’s wish.

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Amazon Planning Ad-Supported Kindle Fire 2, So Says Rumor

The new Kindle Fire is likely only days away now, with Amazon gearing up for the big show on the 6th. It’s almost here, so what do we know? While it’s still unclear whether or not we will see a 10-inch model or not, we now have rumors of a 7-inch Kindle Fire 2 that will be priced under the Nexus 7 and similar competitors. Supposedly, the new Kindle Fire 2 is going to feature ad-supported software that allows it to arrive a much lower price point.

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Kindle Fire Sold Out, Just Another Hint That Kindle Fire 2 is Almost Here?

The Kindle Fire 2 is on its way, that much is all-but guaranteed. Need further proof that it’s coming soon? Beyond the fact that Amazon is prepping for a big announcement next Thursday, we can also tell you that Amazon has dropped a pretty big hint that helps further allude to the an upcoming release of a successor. The company has officially announced that the Kindle Fire is “sold out” on its website.

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Ready for the Kindle Fire 2? Mark your calendars for September 6th

With the Nexus 7 release and the iPad Mini supposedly coming sometime this year, Amazon’s competition is getting pretty fierce in the 7-inch market. The good news is that a Kindle Fire refresh is likely on the horizon, with Amazon recently sending out invitations to the media for a press conference on the 6th of September in Santa Monica, California.

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10-Inch Kindle Fire On Its Way, Alongside Updated 7-Inch Fire?

With the recent release of the Google Nexus 7, its clear that Amazon better have a trick or two up their sleeves if they want to stay ahead of its new competitor for the lower-end segment. While rumors have been circling around the possibility of a 2nd-gen Kindle Fire coming out as early as July, it seems that might not be all that the company is working on. According to a new report from BGR, a 10-inch Quad-Core Kindle Fire might be on its way soon as well, as early as July.

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Is a 10.1-inch Kindle Fire Coming This Year?

When it comes to tablets, there are really only two devices that have done all that well, the Kindle Fire and the iPad. Alright, so there are many other great options, but there really is no denying that these two have made the biggest splash so far. While the Kindle Fire does a great job at targeting the low-end segment, what about the mid-market or higher end? Could Amazon actually take a run at this market and compete more directly with Apple?

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Kindle Fire Now Has More Than 50% Of the Android Tablet Market

Today ComScore introduced a new version of its Device Essentials service that includes improved analysis of mobile devices and operating systems. The biggest take away from this though is that ComScore now reports that the Kindle Fire has managed to capture 54.4% of the Android tablet market, according to information gathered through February of 2012.

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Who Doused the Amazon Kindle Fire Demand?

Heading into the holiday season last year, everyone said that the Kindle Fire was going to be a huge draw, and it was. Now that we’ve had some time to recover from our new year’s hangovers, it seems that interest in Amazon’s cheap Android tablet is really starting to wane. Now, why would that be?

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Amazon Kindle Fire Silk Browser Ported to Other Android Devices

Whatever the hiccups the dedicated cloud-supported Web browser for Amazon’s Kindle Fire had been experienced in the past is irrelevant now. Hacker TyHi from XDA-Developers has built a Silk package that can be ported to CyanogenMod 7 ROM for the same Kindle Fire, then to many other rooted devices running CyanogenMod 7, or devices running some MIUI custom ROMs.

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iPad May Feel the Burn of Kindle Fire

It’s not a big dent in overall iPad sales for the quarter which are believed to reach between 13 and 16 million units, but before the launch of the iPad 3 it might push Apple into discounting their previous iPad models into rumored $299 territory.

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How To Increase Kindle Fire Silk Speed

One thing is trying to improve the performance of the Silk browser, but its just mind blowing how attempting to “improve” it would cause a Fire user such grief that they would easily choose an alternative browser, like side-loaded Opera Mobile with its hardware accelerated Web page rendering. More radical ways of accelerating Web browsing experiences for the Amazon Kindle Fire could be offered by flashing an Ice Cream Sandwich based custom ROMs on Fire, thus rooting it. That is, when these ROMs would be available for public consumption.

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Kindle Fire Runs Ice Cream Sandwich

It was an early Ice Cream Sandwich build demoed at Liliputing couple of days ago. Since then, the development efforts were concentrated on elimination of serious flaws of this ‘pre-alpha’ build of ICS by JackpotClavin

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Kindle Fire Rooted Again: How To Instructions

It was expected sooner than later, but now it’s become reality. By hard work and determination of Android Police’s own in-house hacker named (appropriately) Justin Case and helpers like Vashypooh, Trevor Eckhart, and IOMoster of TeamWin, the rooting of Amazon’s Kindle Fire has become possible once again.

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BurritoRoot For Kindle Fire

Justin Case also dares to challenge Amazon that ‘just in case’ Amazon would try to ‘fix’ the feature, his current root exploit is based upon, he has another root exploit he feels he would be compelled to release.

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Silent OTA Kindle Fire Update Breaks Root

It was reported at XDA-Developers forum yesterday that the OTA (OTA=Over-The-Air) update for the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet to its 6.2.1 version of firmware has killed its rooting procedure, a so called SuperOneClick. It’s worth mentioning that rooting in itself is not the real target for all those tinkerers at XDA-Developers and elsewhere. It’s just a tool that facilitates running alternative firmware on the Fire, namely CyanogenMod 7 and coming CyanogenMod 9 (based on Android Open Source Project for Ice Cream Sandwich). It improves handling the device in its sideloading mode, and, conversely, sideloading some system apps might take rooting and superuser privileges essential.

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Amazon Kindle Fire Runs CyanogenMod 7 (Video Tutorial)

In the past we covered an XDA Developer forum member’s semi-successful attempt to get the CM7 ROM running on the Kindle Fire. Now it seems that Jeff Benjamin has taken things a step further and has even posted a detailed tutorial and video for installation of the CyanogenMod 7 (custom ROM) on Amazon Kindle Fire here.

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Amazon Kindle Fire Runs Ice Cream Sandwich

It seems that a very early build of ICS running on Amazon’s Kindle has now surfaced, thanks to the efforts of XDA developer g1011999 (or stevenlin here). While early and not fully functioning, it still shows very good progress already.

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Kindle Fire Sold At A Loss?

Before we start applauding the millions of pre-sales that are already behind Amazon’s Kindle Fire, keep in mind the expensive involved in developing the tablet. According to HIS iSuppli they performed a detailed breakdown of the Fire and have concluded that it would cost about $201.70 to manufacture each device.