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Sling TV now available on selected Amazon Fire tablets

Video on demand streaming service Sling TV is continuing its Android invasion with the addition of several Amazon Fire tablets to their supported devices. You can now watch your streaming video on Amazon Fire HD and HDX tablets, just like the previous Amazon devices added like the Fire TV and Fire TV stick. New Sling TV customers who have the supported tablets will also get a 14-day free trial to see if they will enjoy having various blockbuster channels and shows on their tablets.

Apple CEO dismisses Kindle Fire as “more Android fragmentation”

Never let 'em see you sweat, huh Apple? In a recent interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook, a question was posed about the disruptive power of the Kindle Fire, which many see as the first tablet to pose a threat to the iPad due to its $199 price. Cook responded that the Fire simply represents more fragmentation, and that that will lead more consumers to Apple's walled garden of hardware and software.

Analyst predicts lower Amazon profits after cheap Kindle Fire sales

We know that the Amazon Kindle Fire costs about $10 more to produce than its $199 selling point, and according to a Needham & Co. analyst, that loss-leading figure is going to hurt Amazon's third-quarter profits by a considerable margin. Amazon's earnings are predicted to fall by more than half year-over-year, from 51 cents to 24 cents a share. Amazon is of course mum on the subject, but even if the prediction is only half right, it illustrates how great a risk Amazon is taking on the Android-powered Kindle Fire.

Amazon could ship 5 million Kindle Fire units this year

We already know that Amazon's Kindle Fire is a hit: it's reached the top of Amazon's internal sales charts and has made a good bit of buzz on its rock-bottom price. Now a supply chain analyst is predicting that Amazon could order 5 million Fire tablets before the end of the calendar year, making it the first tablet seller to truly rival Apple's iPad. Between Amazon's selling prowess and its integration with its own digital library, they're poised to make an incredible entrance into the tablet market.

In-app purchases coming to the Amazon Kindle Fire

Android users have been able to take advantage of in-app purchases via PayPal, Glu Mobile or the Android Market's native tools for a while now, and Amazon is naturally going to be bringing the same capability to the Android-based Kindle Fire tablet. The online retailer is beginning a developer beta program for in-app purchasing even before the tablet goes on sale next month. Developers can request access to the program today.

Amazon Kindle Fire sells an estimated 95,000 units on first day

Amazon's next-generation Kindle tablet is lighting up the sales charts. After the Kindle Fire shot to the top of Amazon's internal sales, Fox News is reporting that the retailer has pre-sold a whopping 95,000 units - and that was just the first day of pre-orders. We're still more than a month away from the November release date, and notably, zero consumers have a had a chance to try out the tablet at retail.

10-inch Kindle Fire could be here for the holidays

Amazon made a splash when announcing its new Kindle Fire tablet, but if you think the 7-inch slate is all that the company has got up its sleeve, I've got a bridge in Manhattan to sell you. Rumors persist of Amazon's full-sized tablet aspirations, and according to at least one source, a 10-inch version of the Fire could be coming sooner than expected. DigiTimes says that Foxconn, one of the world's largest OEMs and the primary manufacturer of Apple's iPad, is preparing a 10-inch Amazon tablet for production and distribution before the end of the year.

Amazon CEO says Kindle Fire is an end-to-end device – like the iPad

Amazon's Jeff Bezeos is understandably proud of the Android-based Kindle Fire, but perhaps not for the reasons you might think. He's quick to highlight how the branded device is a world away from other Android tablets on the market, and more like Apple's iPad. The end-to-end business model, where consumers depend on one company for hardware, software and content, is just what the Kindle Fire needs to put it above the crowded tablet space, at least according to Amazon.
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