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Kindle ad takes on iPad head-on

Amazon's latest Kindle Fire HD commercial takes a swipe at Apple's iPad by claiming the less expensive Fire HD is as good as the iPad. The ad compares the screens on the two devices and points out they both have stunning HD displays. Amazon concludes that the Fire HD is so good that the only...

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Comparing the iPad mini, Kindle Fire HD and Nexus 7 displays

Now that the iPad mini has hit the market, choices for consumers have become a bit more complex. After all, the iPad mini (US$329), the Kindle Fire HD ($199) and Google Nexus 7 ($199) are all small tablets that are targeting the same market, each with its own app ecosystem (Apple App Store for...

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Phil Schiller confirms iPad mini stereo speakers

In an email reply to an Apple fan requesting a bit of clarification on the iPad mini, Phil Schiller confirmed that the new, smaller tablet does indeed feature built-in stereo speakers. This marks the first time an iPhone or iPad has carried such a feature, and it seems somewhat odd that Apple...

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Amazon compares Kindle Fire HD to iPad mini, forgets some key specs

Amazon has a rather cheeky ad on its homepage right now comparing its Kindle Fire HD to the newly unveiled iPad mini. The ad opens with, of all things, a Gizmodo quote. "...your [Apple's] 7.9-inch tablet has far fewer pixels than the competing 7-inch tablets! You're cramming a worse screen in...

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Apples and Orange: the Kindle Fire HD

A year ago, I compared the new Kindle Fire with the Apple iPad. Fast-forward to last week, when Amazon introduced its new, larger HD model. With low-cost, built-in LTE, and a $50/year data plan that gives users 250 MB of data per month, it provides a budget alternative to the iPad. I've used...

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Amazon throws down the gauntlet to Apple with a 8.9-inch Kindle Fire, $50 annual LTE data plan

A week shy of Apple's Sept. 12 media event, Amazon has unveiled what is most likely going to be the iPad's biggest competitor with an 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD with built-in 4G LTE data. It's $499, but contains 16 GB more than Apple's base-model iPad and already has the LTE modem. In addition,...

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