Last year, Amazon's Kindle tablets really grew up. They got fantastic and stylish new design, and a software update to back it up. This year, Amazon's trotting out a new 8.9 Kindle Fire HDX with faster guts. You won't find a 7-inch version if that's what you're looking for, but Amazon does have some staggeringly cheap…
The Nook brand stormed back into relevance a couple weeks ago with the announcement of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 custom-designed for reading. But did it really? Does the new Nook experience knock your socks off? When I used the Nook tab, my socks stayed firmly on my feet.
The Kindle Fire HD 8.9" isn't the newest tablet out there, nor is it the best, but if all you want is a generously-sized HD screen to use as a window to a few apps, websites, and Netflix videos, $129 for a refurb is tough to beat.
In addition to the new Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon also has a new, low-cost model of the original Kindle Fire HD. But unlike the discount on the original Kindle Fire last year, the redesigned HD is a pretty good bargain at $140.
BGR claims it has images of what it says is the forthcoming update to the Kindle Fire HD. If this is the real deal, the new models will feature a design overhaul addressing some of the last model's shortcomings.
In case you haven't noticed yet, Amazon's been hitting its Kindle Fire HD 7-inch with sale after sale, and right now, you can pick one up for the lowest price ever in its relatively short history—a cool $160 compared to the usual $200.
Big screens are nice. But sometimes the extra real estate isn't worth the lack of portability. If tablets are considered mobile devices, they should be easy to take with you, right?
This is the year tablets stopped being a one-horse race. There are real options now, and that means making real decisions. Here's how the top four choices compare—and which one measures up to be the best.
On Monday, Amazon slashed prices on its 8.9-inch Kindle Fire tablets. If you missed that sale, you're in luck; it's back today, and this time applies to all Kindle Fire models. Oh, except this time you've got to be a mom.
You've probably heard by now that Amazon's offering fifty bucks off every 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD. But while that's great news for you, it hints at disappointing early days for Amazon's big-boy tablet. Is the 8.9-inch Fire HD dying on the vine?
The tablet market went through some huge changes in 2012. Apple finally introduced a (somewhat) more affordable iPad. Microsoft released Windows 8 and launched its own hardware. And for the first time, every major player had a tablet that was actually, you know, good.
Comfort. That's what the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 has over everything else. It's by far the most comfortable tablet to hold, and to read and watch movies on. But to be the full-fledged iPad and Nexus competitor we're hoping for, it needs to be more than just another pretty face.
The Kindle Fire 8.9 just showed up on our doorstep. It looks as lovely as we remember it. And instead of banging out a half-baked review in a day or two, we're giving you our quick impressions of it, and will chime in with a full review later.
The iPad mini has finally arrived—Apple's much anticipated response to the incredibly successful 7-inch tablets pioneered by Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and more recently by Google with its Nexus 7. So far they are the only tablets that have made a dent in Apple's near monopoly on tablets. At first Apple declared them…
If you're wondering if the iPad Mini had an effect on its competitors, it did. Just not the one you were thinking. The Kindle Fire HD actually had its biggest day of sales since its launch, the day after the iPad Mini was announced.
If you thought Amazon's prices seemed too good to be true, well, it turns out they might be—for Amazon, at least. The company managed to turn $13.8 billion of revenue into a $274 million loss this past quarter. And while a big chunk of that was due to losses at LivingSocial and foreign-exchange rates, all is clearly…
There's almost no question that the iPad Mini is a terrific device; it's got too much pedigree and money behind it to be anything else. But barring some sort of miracle from on Ive, it's also certifiably overpriced. And that's a bad sign for Apple.
We finally know all the juicy details about the forever-rumored iPad Mini so now it's small-tablet decision time. Is that svelte new iPad the tablet for you, or would Amazon's Kindle Fire HD be a better bet? Here's the breakdown.