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Today only: Amazon knocks $80 off 8.9” Kindle Fire HD refurb
May 19, 2014 | 6:28 am

Just got notification of Amazon’s latest Gold Box deal: its 8.9” 4G LTE Kindle Fire HD tablets, refurbished, at $80 off retail. That knocks the 32 GB version from $300 down to $220, and the 64 from $350 to $270. Full 1 year warranty included; the AT&T 4G LTE data plan costs extra. Not really sure this is necessarily a huge bargain. $80 isn’t all that big a discount for a refurbished product, Also, the Fire tablets are too closely tied to Amazon’s own content ecosystem to count as a true general-purpose Android tablet; one of the attendant problems...

Amazon launches interest-free Kindle installment plan
March 14, 2014 | 2:20 pm

kindleinstallmentsAmazon just keeps coming up with ways to get its devices into more and more people’s hands. So maybe you can’t afford $139 for a 7” Kindle Fire HD tablet, or $69 for a basic Kindle e-reader, in one chunk. Now Amazon will let you pay it in five monthly installments. They aren’t even tacking on any interest. You pay 20% of the device price at purchase, then make four more equal payments in the same amount every thirty days, directly from your credit card. That works out to five $27.80 payments for the 7” tablet, or $13.80...

Amazon ranked #1 in customer satisfaction again; knocks $30 off Fire tablets to celebrate
January 9, 2014 | 3:13 pm

In honor of being ranked #1 in customer satisfaction during the holiday shopping season for the 9th year in a row by the ForeSee Experience Index, Amazon has announced it is knocking $30 off all Kindle Fire tablets until 11:59 p.m. Pacific time, January 11th. That would knock the base model 7” Kindle Fire HD down to $109, the 7” HDX (with the new Mayday Button) or the 8.9” HD down to $199, and the 8.9” HDX down to $349. Not bad pricing, all in all, if that’s what you’re looking for in a tablet. To take advantage of...

Weekend Roundup: Ms. Pac-Man in the library
August 3, 2013 | 11:10 am

Weekend Roundup5 Reasons to Turn to Traditional Publishers Rather than Self-Publishing (Writer Unboxed) Meg says, “It took me 10 years to get my first novel published, and yet I can’t imagine how different my life as a writer would be without the support of Random House/Ballantine and the lovely people there. Anyone in publishing would likely be making more money elsewhere. They are in it for the same reason writers are: because they love books.” * * * Why you should wait for the new Kindle Fire HD (CNET) Google's next-generation Nexus 7 may be great, but here are a few reasons you might want...

Specifications of Upcoming Kindle Fire HD Lineup Leaked
July 31, 2013 | 11:23 am

Amazon Kindle FireBy Hammad Saleem Google’s recently announced Nexus 7 (II) has gotten its fair share of popularity by now, and it will be available on shelves beginning Wednesday. As reported before, Amazon is working on revealing more tablets, two at 7-inches and one 8.9-incher, later this fall that may be way better than Google’s new N7. At the time of the earlier report, we were unsure about specific details of the Amazon tabs and what they’ll be bringing to the table in order to remain competitive in the tablet market. Now, BGR’s trusted sources have revealed the full specifications of the three upcoming Kindle tablets, expected to...

Rumor: Amazon To Launch Three New Kindle Tablets Later This Fall
July 11, 2013 | 9:30 am

AmazonBy Hammad Saleem Today, we have something that many Kindle users will find interesting. Rumors are suggesting that Amazon is planning to introduce three new tablets this fall with a few major changes in terms of hardware and appearance. According to BGR’s sources, Amazon is working on introducing three new tablets — two 7-inch and one 8.9-inch — into the market that will launch by the end of this year. The first tablet will be a replacement for the current 7-inch Kindle Fire which is available for $159. Sources suggest that the device’s dimensions will stay the same, but will sport a...

Amazon calls all change to Kindle across German stations
June 13, 2013 | 11:46 am

Amazon Following my earlier report on Barnes & Noble’s plans for the German market, Amazon now seems to be taking up the challenge with a new ad campaign, according to Germany’s The news and information portal of the principal magazine for the German-language book market shows a banner and tent installation campaign across the German rail network, with one of the major slogans roughly translating as: “Please change … to the text size of your choice.” “Is this Amazon’s answer to the Tolino offensive?” asks Buchreport, referring to the German publishing industry’s own Tolino e-reader platform, featured at the bottom of the same...

E-Book Usability News: Adjustable line spacing now available on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9”
May 14, 2013 | 11:30 am

Kindle Fire HDLibraryCity knocked Amazon for not letting users of the Kindle Fire HDs adjust their line spacing. But guess what I noticed just now within the font-related submenu of my Kindle HD 8.9” model running version 8.3.1 firmware? Alas, on my several files tested, I still couldn’t narrow the spaces sufficiently on the HD even though the Kindle app for Android, as in previous versions for my Nexus 10, pulled off this trick just fine. Apologies if the HD improvement is old news, but Amazon pushes out updates automatically, and this is the first time I myself became aware of the line-spacing change. May Amazon...

Deal Alert: Amazon Slashes Price on 7-Inch Kindle Fire HDs in Time for Mother’s Day
May 7, 2013 | 12:00 pm

AmazonAs if to confirm a 10-inch Kindle Fire tablet is in fact in the works and coming our way soon, Amazon has decided to slash the prices of the thing’s existent smaller siblings, namely the 7-inch Fire HDs. However, the promo likely has nothing to do with the alleged coming of the 10-incher, being instead a special, time-limited Mother’s Day offer. Well, who cares why is Amazon doing it, right? As long as they’re comfortable with shaving a cool $20 bucks off the slates’ prices, we’re comfortable with paying just $179 for the entry-level model. Be careful though, because the $20 discount applies only...

Deal Alert: Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 32Gb Available from AT&T for $249
April 1, 2013 | 2:30 pm

Kindle Fire HDAssuming you don't mind signing a two-year contract with AT&T, this is a good deal. Here's the price breakdown, assuming you already have a Mobile Share plan. • $399 base cost for the Kindle Fire • Minus $150 in credits (new 2-year plan & activation at AT&T store) • Plus $240 for 2 years worth of Mobile Share date ($10 per month) Total: $489 If you buy from Amazon, you'll pay $399 + $50 for one year's data plan (250MB per month). The total for that is $449. But buying from Amazon only gets you one year's data at the $50 price. No one knows yet what the...

Amazon Coins — A second look
February 5, 2013 | 12:00 pm

This is an idea that's been needed for a long time: Amazon will soon be adding the ability to make purchases of apps and games with a virtual currency known as "Coins," according to this Amazon press release. Here's a question I see parents asking all the time: "How can I limit the purchases my children make on their new Kindle Fire?" It looks like Coins will be the answer. We don't have a lot of details just yet, but according to the release: Amazon today announced another new way for app and game developers to make money on Kindle Fire—introducing Amazon Coins—the...

Amazon Coins Will Pay For Your Next Kindle Fire App
February 5, 2013 | 11:00 am

Amazon just announced this morning that come May, the company will be rolling out a virtual currency program known as Amazon Coins. Owners of Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets will be able to use the virtual funds to purchase apps and games within the Amazon Appstore. In-app purchases will also be possible with the new currency, a structure that Amazon hopes will benefit app developers directly. Amazon apparently feels that if its app users have an simple, fun option for buying things in their Appstore, developers will almost inevitably see higher revenues as a result. As it happens, despite the fact that developers...

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