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    News - Is a new $99 Amazon Kindle Fire HD tab on the way?

    TechCrunch sources say it’s already in production. Amazon denies it.
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    Re: News - Is a new $99 Amazon Kindle Fire HD tab on the way?

    I like how the first three points are the same in the picture, but oh well.

    Maybe it's just me, but even if it was made by Amazon, I'm not sure I'd want to buy a tablet for $99. It just doesn't sound like something that could be good enough quality to enjoy and last. Sure, the Kindle can be made for that price, and it's great, but then it's a heck of a lot simpler.

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    Re: News - Is a new $99 Amazon Kindle Fire HD tab on the way?

    I like the idea of this. You make a £100 tablet that's a no-frills option with a good screen and 10-point touch, with similar specs to the current HD. You make a new HD that hits closer to a modern decent spec - 2GB RAM, quad-core GPU, the sort of thing that the big players in phones are doing - for the current price point. Then, you slip a 9" model with a higher resolution and faster clocked CPU in at the high end.

    Covers all the bases, and means they can kill off the original Fire and hopefully put such a device (the £100 one)in the hands of people buying plain old Kindles.

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    Re: News - Is a new $99 Amazon Kindle Fire HD tab on the way?

    People will always buy "plain old kindles" as long as they are available. They have distinct advantages over LCD based tablets, such as battery life, weight, readability, clarity in direct sunlight, etc.

    If Amazon ditched the e-paper based kindles, they would loose a huge customer base.

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