Deals of the Day (10-02-2013)

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 hits the streets in November, offering a faster processor, more memory, and a higher resolution display than Amazon’s first 8.9 inch tablet. But it also has a higher price tag. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 has a starting price of $379, while the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is still available […]

Amazon tablet benchmarks hint at 2560 x 1600 pixel display, Snapdragon 800 PCU

Amazon’s expected to launch a new line of Kindle Fire tablets this fall, and according to reports, we may be able to expect models with high-definition displays and blazing-fast processors. Now benchmark results from GFXBench would seem to confirm those reports. The benchmark website has been choc full of scores and specifications for unannounced devices […]

Amazon now offers Kindle Fire HD tablets in over 170 countries

Amazon is taking its Kindle Fire tablet lineup global. Just a few days after updating the Amazon Appstore to allow users in over 200 countries to download Android apps, Amazon has announced that the Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9 tablets are available for pre-order more than 170 countries. The tablets will begin […]

Amazon’s software update for Kindle Fire tablets, adds features, breaks root

OK, that headline applies to pretty much every software update Amazon has ever released for a Kindle Fire device. But this time it’s true for three different tablets. Amazon has pushed software updates to the Kindle Fire 2, Kindle Fire HD 7, and Kindle Fire HD 8.9. All three updates bring new features to folks […]

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 price drops to $269

Amazon is cutting the price of its 8.9 inch tablets. Starting today you can pick up a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 for $269, which is $30 cheaper than the tablet cost yesterday. The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 4G is getting an even bigger price drop: It goes from $499 to $399. The Kindle Fire […]

Early build of CyanogenMod 10.1 (Android 4.2) for the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 tablet ships with Amazon’s custom version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. But now it’s possible to install an early build of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on the tablet with CyanogenMod 10.1. You can also install the Google Play Store instead of Amazon’s app store, to effectively turn Amazon’s […]