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Initial post: Jul 13, 2012, 2:26:33 PM PDT
Is there going to be a new versionof Kindle Fire in the next few weeks? I want to buy one but I'm getting concerned with news on the internet about something new coming out.
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Posted on Jul 16, 2012, 7:06:24 AM PDT
watcher says:
Amazon's practice is to keep everything completely secret until they make a big public announcement. You won't be able to get any news here, and the "news" you've been reading on the internet is really just rumors. Yeah, it would make sense for Amazon to release a new Fire soon, but they're just not going to tell us ahead of time.

Posted on Jul 16, 2012, 4:16:54 PM PDT
Haze Smith says:
I would love to see HDMI output.

Posted on Jul 18, 2012, 2:43:10 PM PDT
JagdTiger says:
Upgraded quad core processor and increased graphics chip with hd.

Posted on Jul 18, 2012, 3:11:48 PM PDT
edfan says:
I'm not 100% sold on tablets. Dollar for dollar, it might make more sense to get a netbook. Costco's version of the Acer Aspire One 722 is a real knockout bargain, in my opinion. But they're all black. sells one in turquoise which keeps whispering to me as I wander the aisles....

Posted on Jul 18, 2012, 3:49:55 PM PDT
my tablet is a fire and while not as functional as other tablets/brands It is sufficient for my needs. I have a full sized laptop for pretty much anything my fire doesnt cover....

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 18, 2012, 4:26:12 PM PDT
edfan says:
Alisha, same here. I have too many computers, really. I've been waiting a long while for a likable candidate to replace the iPad or at least give it a race. It might never happen, look at the iPods, it's still Apple's market ten years later. But right now, Jeff Bezos might have the kind of vision that is required to make a real contender. He's a tech head, not just a business guy.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 18, 2012, 6:40:42 PM PDT
I tend to avoid all things apple like the plague. Personal preference from an experiance with Itunes and coincidentally an Ipod from their initial release.

When I was comparing the two while researching my fire purchase, I came to realize that the Ipad did not have a single feature that I felt was worth the extra 3 hundred bucks.

Also, very few of the people that I consider friends are willing to pay the extra for the Ipad. My step sister got one as a christmas/birthday/anniversary (they all fall within a 2 week period) gift from her husband and though she loves it still feels that it was a little too extravagant. Her thinking falls along the lines of "I could have a kid free weekend getaway for that price."

THere are a couple of things that I think would be a nice addition to the fire, but there is nothing that it lacks I cant live without either.

Posted on Jul 20, 2012, 5:19:12 AM PDT
SC Grandmom says:
I have a owned a NOOK, a net book and a Fire. Love the fire. Net book not as easy to use for my needs. The Nook just never stood up to the Fire in service and options. When Prine came out that just added to my love of it. I read and game on it. Movies for travel and internet. Easy to cram in purse of case.

Posted on Jul 27, 2012, 12:48:41 PM PDT
JagdTiger says:
Longer battery too!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2012, 1:30:06 PM PDT
jls74 says:
I bought that netbook and it is more than worth the price fyi, great buy.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 1, 2012, 12:09:39 PM PDT
dd says:
I agree completely. For the price of an iPad, I'd rather buy a much more functional, configurable, & expandable ultrabook.

Until the Fire came out, with that $200 price tag, I couldn't see any reason for getting a tablet (at iPad prices). I now pretty much couldn't live without the Fire BUT I still can't see spending more than about $200 on a tablet for how I use it (quick "pick-up" web browsing, e-books, games).

One of the things that has made the Fire an especially good deal has been the extra stuff made possible with Prime Membership. Now, however, that Prime videos are available on the iPad, I wonder about Amazon's strategy.

If Apple comes out with an iPad in the Fire/Nexus/Nook price range, it would seem to offer the best of all possible worlds: access to both the Apple and Amazon infrastructures.
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