Amazon Kindle Fire

Last updated: Sep 6th, 2012.

The 2012 Amazon Kindle Fire is nearly identical to its predecessor, but comes with a 40% faster processor, twice the RAM and longer battery life. Competition is fierce for 7-inch devices at this time, so Amazon has also decided to lower this tablet's price to $159, which is $40 less than the original version. 

Users will be able to enjoy the same features and content Amazon has always offered, including millions of books, music, apps and everything Android has to offer. 

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Android devices rank high on iFixit’s tablet repairability list, Apple at bottom

iFixit has ranked top tablets by their repairability, and the results were positive for Android. Apple’s iPad line, however, took the opposite honors. While Dell’s XPS 10 Windows slate took top accolades, second place belonged to the Android-based Amazon Kindle Fire. The now ancient Dell Streak tied with that device, as did the Motorola XOOM …

Amazon announces virtual currency for use with Kindle Fire, Appstore

Amazon has announced their very own virtual currency for use with their popular Kindle Fire series of tablets and Amazon Appstore. They are calling it — wait for it — Amazon Coins. The virtual coins will enter circulation with the purpose to drive monetization for developers, allowing users to purchase apps, games, and in-app bonuses …

Amazon launches Kindle FreeTime, monthly subscription brings kid-safe content

Amazon has launched a new subscription service for their Kindle Fire lineup offering content that will keep kids occupied and mom and dad free of worry. Kindle FreeTime Unlimited provides a menu of apps, games, and media for $2.99 per month per child or $6.99 for a family pass.The service will password lock kids out …

Get the Amazon Kindle fire for $130 today only [DEAL]

Black Friday is over, but that doesn’t mean the deals have stopped flowing. It’s Cyber Monday, and Amazon has posted a great deal for those who need to stock up on a Kindle Fire or two. Using the coupon code “FIREDEAL” you can take an extra $30 off the normal price of $160, making it …

Amazon Prime now available for monthly installments of $8

Amazon Prime is a very important service to many people. For some, the shipping benefits alone more than pays for the entirety of the membership. Throw in things like Amazon Instant Video and the book rentals and you’re looking at a lot of savings for cheap. The only problem with Amazon Prime up to this …

The 7-inch factor: Has Google beaten Apple at their own game?

Here’s a quote: “3.5 inch handset size is the ‘sweet spot’ for mobile phone design; big enough to produce detailed, legible graphics, but small enough to fit comfortably in the hand and pocket.” That was Steve Jobs speaking on his belief that consumers were not and should not be interested in a smartphone with a …

Kindle Fire HD now Amazon’s newest best-seller, OTA update brings Free-Time

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD promised to make waves in the tablet game when it was introduced starting at $200, and Amazon is celebrating another new milestone.The Amazon Kindle Fire HD has supposedly become the retailer’s best-selling device since it’s launched. It seems Amazon’s devices never give up that top spot so we weren’t surprised …