Tablet Survey Worst Features

This is what everyone hates the most about their tablets

By on December 20, 2013 at 12:00 PM.

This is what everyone hates the most about their tablets

People love their tablets… except when they don’t. Fixya, a self-described “community based trouble-shooting resource,” has followed up on a report it released last month about the biggest smartphone pain points with a new report showing what everyone hates the most about their tablets. Fixya said that it created its latest report by “sifting through over 10,000 problem impressions to determine the most common issues with each device,” so it does seem to give a pretty good snapshot about tablet owners’ biggest frustrations. More →

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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX iPad Air Ad

Video: Amazon smacks iPad Air and Jony Ive in latest Kindle Fire ad

By on December 2, 2013 at 1:05 PM.

Video: Amazon smacks iPad Air and Jony Ive in latest Kindle Fire ad

Taking advantage of Black Friday, Amazon released an ad comparing the iPad Air unfavorably to its own Kindle Fire HDX, making Amazon the latest in a long line of tech giants to set its sights on Apple’s tablet in an ad. Amazon’s ad takes things a step further, however, by making things personal and mocking Apple design chief Jonathan Ive. The Kindle Fire HDX has a 2560 x 1600 resolution display, which amounts to about 1 million extra pixels over the iPad Air’s 2048 x 1536 display. The HDX is also 20% lighter than the iPad Air, weighing in at just 13.2 ounces as opposed to the 16.8 ounces of the iPad Air. And the kicker: Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX costs just $379 while the iPad Air starts at $499. Amazon is obviously not the first tablet vendor to attack Apple — in fact, both Microsoft and Nokia released commercials last week in order to convince shoppers to rethink that iPad purchase this holiday season. With tablets expected to take over the market as early as next year, every company is doing what it can to carve out its place. The HDX advertisement follows below. More →

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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX Release Date

Amazon unveils Kindle Fire HDX alongside new $139 Kindle Fire HD

By on September 25, 2013 at 7:59 AM.

Amazon unveils Kindle Fire HDX alongside new $139 Kindle Fire HD

Jeff Bezos is officially done messing around in the tablet wars. Amazon announced on Wednesday that it’s releasing two new tablets this fall, the Kindle Fire HDX and a new Kindle Fire HD that will sell starting at just $139. It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, of course, since BGR exclusively revealed just about everything there was to know about these new tablets in a series of reports. The Kindle Fire HDX, which will be the company’s new flagship tablet, will come in 7-inch and 8.9-inch models and will feature a quad-core Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz processor, a display that with a resolution of 339 pixels per inch for the 8.9-inch model and 323 pixels per inch for the 7-inch model, and up to 11 hours of battery life for mixed use. The 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX will start shipping on October 18th and will cost $229 while the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX will start shipping on November 7th and will cost $379. More →

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