Amazon's Got a Faster Kindle Fire HDX and a Fleet of $100 Tiny Tablets

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… » 9/17/14 9:00pm 9/17/14 9:00pm

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook Review: What's the Point?

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. » 9/08/14 2:00pm 9/08/14 2:00pm

Pick up an 8.9" Kindle Fire HD for Only $129 Today

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. » 9/05/14 9:49am 9/05/14 9:49am

The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Costs Less Than a Kindle Paperwhite Today

While at this point the year-and-a-half old 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD might be showing its age a bit, it's still one of the best tablets you can buy. Especially considering that you can get one today for just $130—less than an e-ink Kindle Paperwhite. » 3/19/14 8:55am 3/19/14 8:55am

The Kindle Fire HD (Last Year's Guts), Redesigned and Now $140

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. » 9/25/13 12:02am 9/25/13 12:02am

This Is Supposedly Amazon's Next Kindle Fire HD

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. » 9/11/13 10:30am 9/11/13 10:30am

Amazon's Having a Kindle Fire (Fire) Sale All Day Today

If you've been thinking about picking up a Kindle Fire HD, now's a good time. Amazon's running one hell of a sale today. For starters, the big ol' Kindle Fire 8.9 is 25 percent off, all day. And pretty much every other model is getting a lightning deal of its own too. » 8/22/13 9:37am 8/22/13 9:37am

The Kindle Fire HD Is Cheaper Than It's Ever Been

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. » 8/08/13 4:52pm 8/08/13 4:52pm

The Best Small Tablet

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? » 12/19/12 2:40pm 12/19/12 2:40pm

The Best Full Size Tablet

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. » 12/12/12 2:20pm 12/12/12 2:20pm

Every Kindle Fire Is on Sale Today—If You're a Mom

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. » 12/12/12 8:36am 12/12/12 8:36am

Is Amazon's 8.9-Inch Kindle Fire HD a Flop?

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? » 12/10/12 1:36pm 12/10/12 1:36pm

The 10 Most Important Tablets of 2012

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. » 12/06/12 5:40pm 12/06/12 5:40pm

Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Review: Good News and Bad News

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. » 11/21/12 1:41pm 11/21/12 1:41pm

Kindle Fire HD 8.9-Inch First Impressions: Is This the Comfiest Big…

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. » 11/16/12 11:42am 11/16/12 11:42am

iPad Mini Display Shoot Out: How Does It Stack Up?

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… » 11/05/12 12:00pm 11/05/12 12:00pm

Amazon Sold the Most Kindle Fire HDs since Launch the Day After the…

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. » 10/26/12 8:59pm 10/26/12 8:59pm

Amazon Somehow Lost $274 Million Selling $13.8 Billion Worth of Stuff

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… » 10/25/12 4:05pm 10/25/12 4:05pm

The iPad Mini Seems Crazy Expensive

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. » 10/23/12 4:22pm 10/23/12 4:22pm

iPad Mini or Kindle Fire HD?

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. » 10/23/12 2:49pm 10/23/12 2:49pm