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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 and 8.9 official: Snapdragon 800, starting at $229

When Google announced their new Nexus 7 we knew the folks from Amazon would have something to say about it. Considering they were their biggest competitor last year, we expected something impressive, and now we know all the details on their new tablets. Just announced this evening is the all-new Kindle Fire HDX lineup. Coming in both a 7-inch and 8.9-inch model, with WiFi and 4G LTE options (Verizon included) we have all the details below.

Amazon Kindle Fire expected with 1280 x 800 display and TI OMAP4 4470 processor

Amazon has yet to say anything in terms of when we can expect a Kindle Fire refresh, but judging from how the rumors seem to be picking up traction -- it looks like that may be coming sooner rather than later. Aside from the recent spec related rumors we have also seen Amazon lower the prices on the current line of Kindle Fire HD tablets. The focus today is on the non-HD version of the Kindle Fire and it looks like a rather complete set of specs have leaked.

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 Coins roll-out as virtual currency for Kindle Fire users

Amazon has launched some virtual currency this morning. The currency is called Amazon Coins and they were originally announced back in early-February. The Amazon Coins will be used by Kindle Fire users and to get things started, Amazon will be giving users 500 free Coins. Of course, there are options to buy additional Coins. Plus we should also mention that Kindle Fire users will not be required to use these Coins.

Xbox SmartGlass update adds Kindle Fire support

Microsoft has announced the immediate availability of the Xbox SmartGlass app for the Kindle Fire. The app is available by way of the Amazon Appstore and brings compatibility for Android 4.0 or later. Basically, that is to say the Xbox SmartGlass is available for the newer model Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD. Unfortunately, this means those with a first-generation Kindle Fire will be left out as that model is still running a build based on Android 2.3.

Amazon Kindle Fire not coming in $99 version

There have been rumors circulating the internet this morning about a potential $99 Amazon Kindle Fire. While that would have been an amazing feat for Amazon to pull off, unfortunately those rumors have been debunked. Amazon has even stated in the past that it does not generate any profit when it sells a Kindle Fire tablet, so it's highly unlikely that the company would be able to sell the tablet at half the price (yet).

Amazon “Send to Kindle” button brings the desktop to your Kindle

Amazon's "Send to Kindle" button has become official. It's similar to the "Chrome-to-Phone" app where you can send any website page you're viewing straight to your Kindle device. The button is available on many platforms, including Chrome, Firefox, email, desktop, or even your Android device. Yes, you can send content from your Android device straight to your Kindle Fire, be it a webpage you want to view on a bigger screen, or a document you keep on your mobile.

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.
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