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Reviews are out (I, II, III) for the $199 7" Kindle Fire HD. Amazon (AMZN) is praised for...

Reviews are out (I, II, III) for the $199 7" Kindle Fire HD. Amazon (AMZN) is praised for providing a superior display and other hardware improvements over the original Fire, and receives high marks for its content selection. But the Fire HD's app selection, performance, and feature set are often found lacking relative to the Nexus 7, never mind the iPad. And its sales pitches don't always go over well either. It looks like the non-HD Fire, with its $159 price tag, may have a bigger impact on Amazon's tablet share. (more)
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  • krk
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    Note before apples-to-apples price comparison w/Nexus 7:
    The Fire doesn’t come with a wall charger; that’s $10 extra at purchase time, or $20 later. Without it, you have to charge from a computer’s USB jack — and even then, the Kindle doesn't charge unless it's asleep or its brightness is turned down. (Rival tablets charge just fine from the same jacks.)
    From NYT's David Pogue review
    12 Sep 2012, 01:49 PM Reply Like
  • SA Editor Eric Jhonsa
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    Good point. Add another $15 if you want to get rid of the ads.
    12 Sep 2012, 02:59 PM Reply Like
  • tiger8896
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    And that $50 4g is just a teaser rate for the 1st year. I thought it would be only an intro, 50 bucks is just too good to be true. I wanted to buy one because I am not interested in paying for 2 contracts along with my unlimited iPhone contract but you shell out 500 bucks for this tablet for 1 year of having the flexibility of using it online anywhere.

     

    So no thanks Amazon, I would buy a wi-fi only iPad if you are looking to purchase a tablet with the $500 you would spend for the 4g Fire. The iPad is just that good.
    12 Sep 2012, 02:25 PM Reply Like
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