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Old 11-13-2012, 01:11 PM   #1
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Amazon Gold Box Deal: Kindle Fire (newest v.), $129

Get it now, if you choose.

16% claimed so far. This is the latest version of the KF, with faster processor, twice the battery life and (sadly) special offers.

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Old 11-13-2012, 02:28 PM   #2
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Note, this is not the Kindle Fire HD.
This is the 'updated' original Kindle Fire, sometimes called the Kindle Fire 2.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:30 PM   #3
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This offer expires at 1 pm PT (1.5 hrs from now) or until stock is sold out; whichever comes first.

Half way through this sale, 67% of the stock has been sold.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:46 PM   #4
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Note, this is not the Kindle Fire HD.
This is the 'updated' original Kindle Fire, sometimes called the Kindle Fire 2.
Correct me if I'm dung, but I thought that was evident from the original post.

The point of my mentioning the new version was so that people understood it wasn't the old KF (which wouldn't have been a bargain at $129). The current KF wasn't "updated" in air quotes, it truly was updated: Faster proccessor, bigger battery, different antenna. If it were made by Apple, they'd call it the KF 2.

However, all points are moot because 100% were claimed within the short period of the offer. Here's hoping that anyone who wanted one was able to get it in time.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:51 PM   #5
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However, all points are moot because 100% were claimed within the short period of the offer. Here's hoping that anyone who wanted one was able to get it in time.
I'm showing 21% still available, as of 2:51 EST.

Rush if you're interested.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:01 PM   #6
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I'm showing 21% still available, as of 2:51 EST.

Rush if you're interested.
Good lord, you're correct! A little prompt appeared telling me the offer had expired, but that must have referred to the KF I'd put in my shopping cart and then deleted.

Get them while you can, fellow fallow.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:40 PM   #7
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This offer expires at 1 pm PT (1.5 hrs from now) or until stock is sold out; whichever comes first.

Half way through this sale, 67% of the stock has been sold.
I wonder how well this model is selling. No way to tell what 67% means, but they are moving quickly.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:22 PM   #8
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Correct me if I'm dung, but I thought that was evident from the original post.

The point of my mentioning the new version was so that people understood it wasn't the old KF (which wouldn't have been a bargain at $129). The current KF wasn't "updated" in air quotes, it truly was updated: Faster proccessor, bigger battery, different antenna. If it were made by Apple, they'd call it the KF 2.

However, all points are moot because 100% were claimed within the short period of the offer. Here's hoping that anyone who wanted one was able to get it in time.
I found it slower than the original, due to the software changes. HD is as bad, Silk never loads and books tab is useless unless you have a tiny amazon library. Running dolphin, it's about same speed as original, but does have better screen and sound.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:41 PM   #9
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Karen will it run game apps (for little kids) ok? I ordered one for my girls, I want to get rid of their rooted Nook Color.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:10 PM   #10
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yes, games are fine.

They made some archive changes, to keep large libraries from either being "chopped off" (only display oldest XX titles) or bricking the device (as happens on the touch). Now, every time you access apps or books, it reloads the archive list (newest first). Great in theory, horrid in practice.

Stay out on the carousel and it works fine.

I don't know why the Silk browser it acting up on mine, but I loaded Dolphin (and flash) and it works fine, other than in gmail (which simply hates android web browsers, it seems, at least the Kindle versions - click a msg and it displays something else entirely). The built in email is ok, but has limited search capabilities.

Skype works great (talked to brother, who is in Indonesia right now, no real delay lag, even with my very slow DSL).

Also have Aldiko on it, so can read drm'd epubs/pdf (should work for B&N titles, too, but haven't tried on this hardware; worked fine on old Fire). I use it as the default for all PDF's.

Haven't played with freetime much - looks to be a royal pain to administer from the device and only tolerable from the web interface (requires you to set things up one book and one app at a time in the MYK page, which is still better than attempting to do so from the device).
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