Kindle Fire HD

AT&T Kindle Fire HD 8.9 availability begins April 5

Amazon recently lowered the pricing of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9. That announcement saw the price drop down to $269 for the Wi-Fi only model and down to $399 for the LTE equipped model. And well, as of today it looks like those considering a purchase of the LTE model can get it even cheaper. That is, assuming you are willing to sign a two-year carrier contract with AT&T.

Amazon drops Kindle Fire HD 8.9 pricing, also launches in Europe and Japan

It looks like Amazon has a bit of good news for those who had been considering, but have yet to follow through on the purchase of a Kindle Fire HD 8.9. Basically, Amazon has announced some additional availability and also lowered the pricing. The tablet is now available in Japan as well as for those in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain. Perhaps key for those here in the US though, the price cut.

Kindle Fire and Fire HD will receive Voice Guide and Explore by Touch features early next year

Kindle Fire and Fire HD owners are going to get some exciting new accessibility features during the early part of 2013. These new features are designed to help users who are vision impaired make use of Amazon's popular tablets. The new features are called Voice Guide and Explore by Touch. These features were previously only available on Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch devices.

Amazon launches A/B testing for developers, talks Appstore growth

When it comes to Android apps, there aren't many companies that give the Google Play Store a run for it's money, but Amazon sure is trying. The Amazon Appstore comes pre-installed on a lot of the phones we review here at Android Community, and it's the only app store Amazon allows on its line of Kindle Fire devices, despite the fact that they're all based on Android. Today, Amazon announced that Appstore downloads have grown by 500% in the past year, which is an absurdly huge number.

Kindle Fire HD 8.9 review by SlashGear

The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 has a lot to live up to after the success of the original Kindle Fire. Amazon knew it had to impress with this latest installment, given the sheer amount of tablets out there vying for your dollar. Chris Burns over at SlashGear has delivered his full review of the device, and while you'll have to head over there to get all the details, we'll sum up some of the major talking points here.

Amazon Android Appstore hits Japan

Nearly two months ago the folks from Amazon started accepting submissions for their upcoming 3rd party Android Appstore in Japan, and now things are ready to rock. Today Amazon has announced the Appstore has gone live in Japan. The new store will give Japanese Android users a change at even more apps for their Kindle devices, as well as all Android smartphones and tablets.

Amazon shipping Kindle Fire HD 8.9” today

Amazon has just started shipping the Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch today. If you've been waiting to get yours, you shall not have to wait much longer, as it should be in your hands within the next couple of days. If you haven't ordered one, you can do so on Amazon. However, if you are waiting for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch with 4G, you are going to have to wait until next week.
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