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Old 09-18-2014, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Amazon has announced a bevy of devices today available for pre-order (shipping in October).

First up, the newest Fire HD tablet which starts at $100 for the 8GB ad supported 6" version ($134 for the 16GB non ad supported version). It features front and rear cameras and sports a quad core 1.5 GHZ processor.

Next up is the Fire HD Kids Edition which is very similar to the new Fire HD starting at $149 for a 6" and $189 for a 7". The big difference here is the ruggedized tablet has a 2 year Accidental Damage Warranty which covers it even if your 5 year old tries to flush it down the toilet. Amazon bills it as a "Real tablet, not a toy"... and it is. This includes a year of "Amazon Freetime" which is like Prime for kids.

Third is a refreshed Fire HDX 8.9 which features a new processor and GPU and Amazon claims it is 70% faster then the previous HDX. Amazon says the display has 30% more pixels and is lighter then the iPad Air.

Finally, 2 new E-readers, the cheapest Kindle ever released ($79) now with a touch screen and the high end Voyage E-reader ($199 + ads, $219 w/o) which is supposedly the closest that an E-reader has ever come to actually reading paper. It's the thinnest Kindle ever released and features a new "Adaptive Front Light" enabling you to read in any lighting condition. I do find it odd for that kind of money, the Voyage doesn't include the wall adapter for the USB cable they include.

Impressive??? Or not???
http://www.amazon.com/
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Old 09-19-2014, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Asheville
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I'm sure they're good quality machines

but without access to Google play I'll pass

I am however interested in the rumored Nexus 9 that's supposed to be out next month too

HTC Nexus 9 to debut October 16, rumor says - CNET
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Old 09-19-2014, 01:17 PM
 
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The 6-incher with dual cameras should be a big seller. Good alternative to an iPod Touch and priced well.
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Old 09-22-2014, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I actually pre-ordered the Kid one. My son is of the age where he will love his own tablet. And with the warranty, I don't have to watch him like a hawk while he uses it.
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Old 09-22-2014, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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I actually pre-ordered the Kid one. My son is of the age where he will love his own tablet. And with the warranty, I don't have to watch him like a hawk while he uses it.
I have a 22 yo that needs the kid one / insurance!
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