The retailer has previously leaked details of its Black Friday deals by showing its multi-page ad online, but it appears that it has different ideas for 2013.
A local Best Buy employee showed off some of this year’s deals, including the $99 Kindle Fire HD 7-inch tablet, to the Little Rock, Arkansas TV station.
The report mentioned that the slate usually retails for $199.99, which presumably means that the offer is for the 16GB edition (the 8GB model comes in at $139 ordinarily).
The Kindle Fire HD was essentially replaced by a newer and cheaper version (it now starts from $139) when Amazon announced the new 7-inch and 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX tablets in [...]
The latest to be broken is Kobo's Glo, which has has been tweaked to run a full version of Android by a user on MobileRead's forums.
It was relatively easy, as the Glo shares a lot of DNA with the previously-cracked Tolino Shine. Naturally, the hack gives you Google Play access, so it's entirely possible to install the Kindle app on the reader.
But remember — you'd be breaking a lot of hearts over at Kobo towers if you do.
One of the things iFixit likes about the Kindle Fire HD is that you can open the case and start pulling out the internal bits without any special tools.
The battery could be relatively easy to replace — assuming you can find someone selling a spare 16.43 Whr battery designed to fit in the tablet case.
The glass panel is also easy to separate from the display, which should make it relatively easy to replace a cracked screen without ordering an expensive new LCD panel, although you may need a heat gun to melt some of the adhesive glue holding it in place.
Amazon detailed the new products in a press release on Wednesday morning and spelled out how the 7-inch and 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX tablets come with Mayday, a troubleshooting button which is available via the tablet's Quick Settings menu.
Users can tap the button and get assistance from a live human technician in just 15 seconds. They’ll be able to see the technician, ask them how to work the machine and even ask them to take over the device if necessary. As an added advantage, Amazon says that the service is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year.
One analyst told the BBC that the addition of Mayday could see new tablet [...]
The program already has over 10,000 books from some of the world’s most famous authors and Amazon is now urging others to enrol in Kindle MatchBook, in a bid to increase their revenue stream while offering greater value to customers.
Kindle MatchBook gives customers the option to buy the Kindle edition of print books they have purchased for $2.99, $1.99, $0.99 or even for free. If that isn’t enticing enough, Amazon says the deal applies for any book you’ve purchased on Amazon since it launched back in 1995.
Amazon’s Kindle MatchBook feature will launch next month.