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 […]

Rumor: Amazon’s next-gen Kindle Fire tablets to sport speedy Snapdragon 800 chips

Amazon will likely unveil its third-generation Kindle Fire tablets this fall. Last year when the company introduced its second-generation models, Amazon made the move to high-definition screens and faster processors, and it’s likely that’ll happen again this year. Earlier this month BGR reported that Amazon’s newest tablets would each get a significant screen upgrade. Now […]

Kindle Fire refresh to bring higher-res screens to Amazon’s tablets?

Amazon will likely launch new Kindle Fire tablets this fall: the company tends to release new eReader and tablet hardware every year. But while Amazon isn’t exactly saying what new features its next-gen tablets will have, the folks at BGR seem to think they have a good idea. Sources tell them that Amazon will launch […]

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 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 […]