Kindle Fire HD

Amazon Kindle Fire HD discounted for Father’s Day

Similar to what we saw for Mother's Day, Amazon has begun offering a discount on the Kindle Fire HD lineup for Father's Day. The discount applies to the Kindle Fire HD 7-inch as well as the HD 8.9-inch and 8.9-inch 4G models. Regardless of the model you choose the discount and how to get it remains the same. Basically, those purchasing any Kindle Fire HD can save $20 by entering "DADSFIRE" during the checkout process.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Appstore availability expands

Amazon will soon be expanding the availability of the Kindle Fire HD 7 and the HD 8.9. According to details coming from Amazon, the tablets are now available for customers in more than 170 countries around the world. Pre-orders will begin today and the devices are expected to begin shipping on June 13.

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.
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