Articles about Kindle Fire HD (page 2)

Kindle Fire HD Bootloader Cracked With CyanogenMod 10 On The Way
The Amazon Kindle Fire HD is one of the first few Kindle models from Amazon that come with a higher resolution display, definitely with a far higher resolution compared to the original Kindle Fire. Unfortunately for those who love to tinker with stuff underneath the hood, the Kindle Fire HD comes with a locked bootloader, making it far harder to replace Amazon’s software with a custom operating system compared to […]

Kindle Fire HD Update Adds Camera App, Swype And FreeTime Unlimited
Amazon announced its FreeTime Unlimited service just a few days ago, ant it looks like an update is now available that will have you and your kids enjoying a ton of content for a low, monthly charge. But it also looks like the update that Amazon released today adds two other pretty neat improvements to the Kindle Fire HD.One of the improvements is a Camera application which allows users to use […]

Amazon Kindle Fire HD Tablet Starts To Ship
The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9” is now ready to ship to the masses, and it is the large screen version of the best-selling HD tablet from Amazon, where it retails for $299 a pop. It will be made available at Best Buy from tomorrow onward, in addition to other retailers such as Staples and Radio Shack, while the Kindle Fire HD 8.9” 4G will ship from next week onward.

Will It Blend? iPad mini, Kindle Fire HD and Nexus 7 get put through the blender
If you enjoyed the previous “Will It Blend” video of the iPhone 5 versus the Samsung Galaxy S3, the folks at Blendtec are back and this time they have pitted the iPad mini against Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD, and Google’s Nexus 7 (made by ASUS). Now as fascinating as it might be to see gadgets senselessly destroyed, we can’t help but think it’s a waste of money but hey, to […]

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Kindle Fire HD software update delivers parental controls for FreeTime
Parents, you know that with great power comes great responsibility, and having a kid means you have an awesome responsibility ahead of you, including helping your little one make intelligent choices down the road. You can guide the little one early on in life with the right tools, and just in case they love fooling around with your Kindle Fire HD, bear in mind that there is a new update […]

Amazon's $49 data plan is a one-year-only deal
Thought that the optional $49 4G data plan for a year that Amazon announced with the Kindle Fire HD was tood good to be true? You’re not the only one. An interested Kindle owner called up Amazon and asked what happens when the first year is over. He shared his results with ZDNet, and it sounds like Kindle Fire owners are going to get a nasty rate increase after a […]

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD tablet has been rooted despite fears of it being hack-resistant
So yesterday we reported that according to several XDA developers, they have expressed their worry that Amazon’s new Kindle Fire tablets might be hack resistant due to the locked bootloader and extra security measures implemented by Texas Instruments. Well it seems that it did not take long for the rest of the community to put those fears to rest as a root method for the Kindle Fire HD tablet has […]

Kindle Fire HD Unboxing (7-inch)
A Kindle HD 7″ has landed in the office, and we are clearly going to publish a full review of the device. In the meantime, here is a video and some photos from the unboxing session. To be frank, there is not much to see as the packaging is truly minimalist, and inside there is not much besides the tablet itself and a cable. To cut on costs, even the […]

Amazon Kindle Fire HD gets the teardown treatment
While new tablets and smartphones are almost always great, there are users out there who might be more concerned over other aspects of the device and not just on its features and hardware specs. These other aspects include issues such as how easy would it be to repair, are the parts all customized and will need specially made equipment to fix and etc. Well the good news is that if […]

Amazon's new Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD might be hack resistant
The good thing about Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets is the fact that they are not overly expensive compared to alternatives such as the iPad which will set customers back a few hundred dollars more. Of course the specs are different but for those who are looking for a tablet just for surfing and some light entertainment, the Kindle Fire tablets certainly have the ability to get the job done. However […]

Kindle Fire HD update arrives shortly after release
Boy, don’t you think that everything is moving a little bit too quickly? I mean, Amazon has just rolled out their spanking new 7” Kindle Fire HD and the first update is already out, now how about that? Let me not even talk about how some other older smartphones (one year old thereabouts) are still waiting for their respective software updates, and nothing has happened except for some cobwebs forming […]

Kindle Fire HD Hands-On
Yesterday, at an event in Santa Monica CA, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled the Kindle Fire HD. The device comes in two flavors, 7-inch and 8.9-inch, and they will retail for $199 and $299, respectively, with the former shipping from September 14th onwards while the latter will see a November 20th release date.The most interesting is certainly the 8.9-inch 4G LTE version featuring 32GB of internal memory and  priced at […]

Amazon Kindle press event round-up
All right, so there was no Kindle smartphone announcement after all, but now that the dust at the Amazon Kindle press event has settled, what’s hot and potentially not? Let us give you a quick summary here so that you can shimmy off to the link of your choice later.As many had expected, the Kindle Paperwhite was announced, delivering a new frontlit display that is easier on your eyes, not […]

Kindle Fire HD is official, comes in 7-inch and 8.9-inch models
At last, the main event for today. The Kindle Fire HD has just been announced, rightfully taking its place as the rumored new Kindle Fire which does seem to flirt with iPad-like sizes as well. We are looking at an 8.8mm thin device that tips the scales at just 20 ounces, sporting an 8.9″ IPS (In Plane Switching) display at a whopping 1920 x 1200 resolution at 254PPI. There is […]