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Many people commented that a much better alternative to Kindle Fire HD 8.9" is the Google Nexus 7, so we thought it would be apt to put together that viable comparison too.
The Kindle Fire's successors are here. There are three flavors to choose from, the first of which is an entry model at $169. Essentially, the $169 Fire is the same as the OG Fire except it has double the RAM and a slightly faster processor.
The Kindle Fire finally has a successor, the Kindle Fire. That's right, a second generation Kindle Fire is here. What's new? It has double the RAM over the first Fire and has a somewhat faster processor. According to Amazon, that means a 40% bump in power.
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.
Amazon has listened to some of the complaints about Kindle Fire, and it seems that an update is on its way to address some of these problems.
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.
To be fair, this didn't exactly come flying out of left field. Amazon has already released the source code for its other e-readers, including the Kindle Touch, Kindle Wi-Fi, Kindle DX, and Kindle Keyboard.
Ticonderoga Securities analyst Brian White has been making his way through the factories in China and Taiwan. During his journeys with the component makers, he's heard more than a few rumblings about the possibility of an iPad mini.
It's official. The tablet wars are really going to heat up this holiday season, because Jeff Bezos has officially unveiled the Amazon Kindle Fire. This is an Android-based tablet, but it won't look like other Android tablets.