Why the hoopla?
In late 2011, Amazon unveiled the Kindle Fire, a $200 tablet with access to Amazon’s cache of digital books, videos, music and more. In a time of the $500-and-up iPad and a slew of so-so Android tablets, the Kindle Fire’s low price point and simple interface made it a popular choice for people who wanted a tablet but didn’t want to spend a ton of money to get one. Since then, Amazon’s repeatedly dropped the price of the Kindle Fire and rolled out the 7- and 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD line of tablets. It would be interesting to know which of this year’s “Kindle Fire” searches came from people looking for the old version of the tablet or one of the new versions, minus the “HD” at the end.
The device has seemingly been built for the sole purpose of delivering movies, TV shows, music, apps and e-books from Amazon’s vast collection of content, and you can either store your purchases in the cloud for instant streaming or download them straight to the Fire with minimal fuss.
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