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From Amazon email that I finally got around to reading

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We’ve changed the rate for Amazon Fire Tablet Devices, Dash Buttons, and Amazon Kindle Devices from 4.0% to 8.0%

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Re: Coming to a blog near you: Many more posts about how great Dash buttons are
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2017, 04:51:06 PM »
Seeing a crapload of Fire Tablet "recommended buy" articles in my feeds.  Then again, AMZ has discounted the basic Fire 7 to $35 for Prime, which is ridiculously cheap.

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Re: Coming to a blog near you: Many more posts about how great Dash buttons are
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 12:44:39 AM »
Fire 7 to $35 for Prime

Loss leader to get people to sign up for Prime?

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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2017, 01:01:59 AM »
Some of that, I'd say. BUT there's also been an ongoing clearance sale of Echo devices. I think they're clearing out old inventory for a new generation of echo-enabled products.  A new Fire TV with built-in Alexa was announced recently.

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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2017, 01:17:25 PM »
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Bingo!

Amazon updates the Fire HD 10 tablet with a 1080p display and a much lower price
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The second new feature in the operating system is hands-free Alexa

https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/19/16316996/amazon-fire-hd-10-tablet-2017

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/19/fire-hd-10-amazon-cuts-price-doubles-storage-10in-tablet-android-alexa-screen-battery-150-pounds

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Re: Coming to a blog near you: Many more posts about how great Dash buttons are
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2017, 02:18:05 PM »
>>  A new Fire TV with built-in Alexa was announced recently.

And webcam? f### that.

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Re: Coming to a blog near you: Many more posts about how great Dash buttons are
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2017, 02:56:07 PM »
>Fire HD 10 tablet with a 1080p

How are these for general browsing?

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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2017, 03:15:15 PM »
>browsing

These are Amz's version of android. On the older models, it's not too hard to put G Play on the tablet without rooting it. Then you can put Chrome on there. The 7" models I have are slightly weak on processing power, so I'd expect them to be sluggish.  I'm thinking these new models will be OK -not blazing- but OK.

But for $165 for the no-ad version, you're not risking much.

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« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2017, 03:23:00 PM »
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The intertubes are going nuts over this. I'm going to have to filter my feeds.

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I just got a 2017 Fire 8inch 32 GB tablet in my hands.  At $110 it's a very good buy.

As is it's a great media and social reader.  The browser is based on Chrome and works well.

I think there are better tablets for business and college BUT if money is real right buy a Fire and put the Google Play store on it and you are good to go. 

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I just read a good review of the Fire 10 vs Ipad 9.7 but can't locate it again.  It came to the same conclusion as this review (TL;DR You can't beat it for $150 but you can't be too picky)

https://www.digitaltrends.com/tablet-reviews/amazon-fire-hd-10-2017-review/

Wait! Found it.

https://www.wired.com/2017/10/review-amazon-fire-hd-10-2017

>you can't be too picky

Based on the picky part, I bought Louise another Ipad yesterday for $370 (incl smart cover) at an Apple store. Once you get used to instant-on, or have apps you use every day, $200 is the upcharge of keeping same-old same-old.


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I reckon the fire series would be a lot more useful if you could get youtube kids without having to sideload it. They're such good value as kids devices, but youtube kids seems a bit of a must.

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I reckon the fire series would be a lot more useful if you could get youtube kids without having to sideload it. They're such good value as kids devices, but youtube kids seems a bit of a must.

If you can get YouTube kids from Google play then you are in business. Here is how to load Google play on Fire tablets.

http://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/2017/06/09/how-to-install-google-play-on-2017-fire-tablets-in-5-minutes/