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Kindle Fire 7" Tablet Now Shipping $199 - New Kindles From $79 - Reviews are out


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#1 CheapyD

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:01 PM

Yes, it plays games. Comes with a free month of Amazon Prime.

Posted Image Kindle Fire $199

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New Kindles:
Posted Image Kindle w/special offers $79 - $109 without - ships now
Posted Image Kindle Touch w/special offers $99 - $139 without - ships 11/21
Posted Image Kindle Touch 3G w/special offers $149 - $189 without - ships 11/21

Reviews:
http://www.theverge....dle-fire-review
http://www.engadget....le-fire-review/
http://gizmodo.com/5...ous-competition

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#2 Hoffer

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:03 PM

Thanks for the link. Pre-order in.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:04 PM

Damn you, Amazon! As if I didn't give you enough of my money!
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#4 emeraldgsl

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:08 PM

Wow, I like the price.
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#5 Vader582

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:09 PM

I wonder if Apple will have a response to this? Probably not... :-k
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#6 anbu-black-ops

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:10 PM

I was just listening to the news about this. lol. Then google it earlier. This would look good with Amazon Prime with it's video streams.

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#7 EDiTOR9

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:10 PM

In for one!

#8 TheBomb69

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:12 PM

7" screen is holding me back... barely.

#9 Sir Daniel Fortesque

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:13 PM

Just looked at the video and it looks pretty freaking nice, and the price seems good too. Anyone knows how's the amazon app marketplace? Also the video didn't explain if there's a way to import mp3 files (other than the stuff you purchased at Amazon) to the tablet.
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#10 AwRy108

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:13 PM

Yes, it plays games
Posted Image Kindle Fire $199


You should add that it comes with a free year of Amazon Prime, too--that's a $79 value!

#11 TheBomb69

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:13 PM

You should ad that it comes with a free year of Amazon Prime, too--that's a $79 value!


I thought it was 30 days?

#12 blindinglights

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:15 PM

7" screen is holding me back... barely.



Don't let it, the 7" form factor is great. I have a rooted Nook Color and love it.
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#13 jacknicklson

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:17 PM

If this had video out of some sort I would be all over this, looks awesome
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#14 thrinn

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:17 PM

You should ad that it comes with a free year of Amazon Prime, too--that's a $79 value!


According to the page it says you get 30 days of Prime for free. A free year would be insane. :)

#15 WV Matsui

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:18 PM

I wonder if Apple will have a response to this? Probably not... :-k


Yes it's called the iPad... Yes it is more expensive but trumps all pads IMHO

The Fire looks cool though!

#16 crunchewy

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:19 PM

FYI, it has 8 GB of internal storage. Not going to store too many games, especially not if you also want to store books, music, etc. Price is certainly right, though. They are going to get sales.

Not that it has anything to do with playing games, but the Kindle Touch for $99 is "with special offers". It costs $139 to get one without special offers. I was bummed about that. Thought I was going to get my first Kindle now that it had hit below $100, and is smaller, but I really don't want ads. Guess I'm waiting for the next revision.
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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:19 PM

Don't let it, the 7" form factor is great. I have a rooted Nook Color and love it.


^This. 7 inches is a REALLY nice form factor. I love my Nook Color with Gingerbread as well. I can't wait to see what the development community does with the Kindle Fire.

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#18 CheapyD

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:21 PM

FYI, it has 8 GB of internal storage. Not going to store too many games, especially not if you also want to store books, music, etc. Price is certainly right, though. They are going to get sales.

Unlimited cloud storage for books, movies, music and app.

#19 Sir Daniel Fortesque

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:21 PM

Is there an app to stream Netflix on the Amazon appstore?
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#20 ShockandAww

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:23 PM

Already ordered one. It sucks that it's only a month of Prime, but I was expecting $250 for the Fire. For $200 plus a free month I'm definitely in for one. And maybe a couple. Will make a good Xmas present I think.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:24 PM

Anyone knows how's the amazon app marketplace?.


based on my limited experience I would say it is serviceable.

The 'Free App a day' is definitely the best part. A lot of crap comes up but every once in a while. You get a gem.

IMO, it is missing some apps you expect to be there. 1/2 the time I try to find something it's not there. (maybe this is an android thing)

#22 crunchewy

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:24 PM

Unlimited cloud storage for books, movies, music and app.


I didn't realize it also stored apps. That works if you have WiFi access, which may well work out OK.

Would be a lot better if it had 3G. I'm sure they'll add such a model later on.
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#23 acsguitar

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:27 PM

Pre-order in. Why not right. I'm sure these things will be impossible to get around the 15th

#24 emeraldgsl

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:28 PM

So can you put your own videos in it? I'm guessing you can, but it's kinda advertised like a handheld amazon store/web browser.
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#25 EDiTOR9

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:29 PM

FYI, it has 8 GB of internal storage. Not going to store too many games, especially not if you also want to store books, music, etc. Price is certainly right, though. They are going to get sales.

Not that it has anything to do with playing games, but the Kindle Touch for $99 is "with special offers". It costs $139 to get one without special offers. I was bummed about that. Thought I was going to get my first Kindle now that it had hit below $100, and is smaller, but I really don't want ads. Guess I'm waiting for the next revision.


Dude don't let it hold you back! The ads are just screen savers, plus you get special offers. I've used all but three special offers sent my way. They've ranged from 25% off snacks (didn't use) to $25 off school books. I bought it when it was $114 for $99 it's a bargain.

#26 daminion

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:33 PM

I'm amazed there aren't comments about the thickness of this thing. It's .45 inches thick! That's nearly half an inch. This thing is a brick.

I pad 2 is only .34.

#27 Japakneez

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:35 PM

Out because its .11 of an inch bigger than ipad!!!!!

#28 Sir Daniel Fortesque

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:35 PM

I'm amazed there aren't comments about the thickness of this thing. It's .45 inches thick! That's nearly half an inch. This thing is a brick.

I pad 2 is only .34.


Yeah, look at that brick!

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#29 CheapyD

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:36 PM

^ That man is 10 feet tall.

#30 Ardrid

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:36 PM

Not that it has anything to do with playing games, but the Kindle Touch for $99 is "with special offers". It costs $139 to get one without special offers. I was bummed about that. Thought I was going to get my first Kindle now that it had hit below $100, and is smaller, but I really don't want ads. Guess I'm waiting for the next revision.


Yeah, not really feeling the ads. Hell of a device and price point though.