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Kindle Fire HDX

American online retailer Amazon is now offering decent discounts on the Kindle Fire HD and HDX tablets. The 7 and 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HDX tablets have received discounts of $30 and $40 respectively, while the standard 7 inch Kindle Fire HD gets a $40 discount.

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Amazon is in the process of rolling out a rather hefty over-the-air update for both the Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX. The upgrade brings several new software features, including the integration of Goodreads, Smart Lookup, Wi-Fi print and enhanced enterprise features.

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Amazon has today unveiled its new third-generation tablet called the Kindle Fire HDX. Like its predecessors, the device is available in 7-inch and 8.9-inch variants, and both feature speedy quad-core Snapdragon 800 processors, high-resolution displays, 2GB of RAM, and stereo speakers.

The larger model also offers an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, which is a first for the Kindle Fire lineup.

In addition to the new models, Amazon has refreshed the Kindle Fire HD to add improved displays, faster processors, and Amazon’s latest software. The retail giant has also reduced the price of the 7-inch device to $139, while the 8.9-inch model is now just $269.

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With Google’s second-generation Nexus 7 now shipping, everyone’s wondering how and when Amazon will counter it with a new Kindle Fire HD. We already know the retail giant is working on one, and thanks to these leaked photographs, we now know what it’s going to look like as well.

Meet the new 7-inch Kindle Fire HD 2.

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With the current Kindle Fire HD almost a year old now, we’re expecting Amazon to unveil its successor in the coming weeks. And according to leaked benchmark results, it could be a significant improvement, with the latest quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and a high-resolution 2560×1600 display.

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The Kindle Fire has been one of the few tablets that’s been able to stand up to the iPad and carve out a spot on the market, but rather than keeping the specs cheap, Amazon is planning to bump the Kindle Fire up to HD status.

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When it comes to small tablets, Google and Apple have been getting all the attention lately with the new Nexus 7 and iPad 5 rumors, but Amazon is preparing a new arsenal of tablets to take them out.

Amazon plans to pack Qualcomm’s high-end Snapdragon 800 chipset into its next lineup of Kindles and even the 7-inch model is getting some decent horsepower.

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