Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Sep 2012 09:54 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Now here's an interesting little nugget Jeff Bezos didn't want you to know about when he introduced his new Kindle tablets: the Kindle Fire HD is ad-supported, and originally, you would not have been able to remove those advertisements from the device. Over the weekend, the company reversed this policy, allowing you to permanently remove the advertisements from your Fire HD for $15.
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Nexus 7 A Better Choice
by Jon Dough on Mon 10th Sep 2012 10:05 UTC
Jon Dough
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2005-11-30

The Google Nexus 7 would be a better choice. Unadulterated Android Jelly Bean, on very good hardware at a great price for starters. The Kindle app is available for it, if such is your need, along with apps for reading free eBooks.

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RE: Nexus 7 A Better Choice
by WorknMan on Mon 10th Sep 2012 17:58 in reply to "Nexus 7 A Better Choice"
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2005-11-13

The Google Nexus 7 would be a better choice.


Except that the Nexus 7 doesn't have an HDMI port. Which probably matters more to some than others, but to me, it matters a lot. Any other tablet with these sorts of specs are 10" in size, which is bigger than I like, and cost $350+.

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RE: Nexus 7 A Better Choice
by bassbeast on Mon 10th Sep 2012 23:19 in reply to "Nexus 7 A Better Choice"
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2007-11-11

Uhhh...old article is OLD, Amazon has already announced that just like the previous one you can pay to get rid of the ads,IIRC they said its $20 a pop for the regular eReaders and something like $40 or $50 for the Fires.

For everybody complaining though di anybody ask WHY they did that? Its simple really, they found that everyone was buying the ad supported units, something like 12 or 13 to 1 was I believe the number cited, so like any business they went with what sold. I mean does this surprise ANYONE? that users would take cheap with ads over more expensive without? We are talking about a 20% added cost to the low end units.

Personally I'm gonna get my mom one of the eReader units for XMas, as long as they target the ads to her interests like they do the email she'll not only not mind the ads, she'll actually look forward to them. i know she appreciates the emails they send that tell her when her favorite authors have a new book coming out so if they keep them targeted like that it'll be a perect XMas gift.

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