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Amazon Comes Swinging: 3rd Gen Kindle Fire HD

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones / Entertainment' started by mattCR, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. mattCR

    mattCR Well-Known Member
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    http://bgr.com/2013/07/30/amazon-kindle-fire-hd-2-specs-exclusive/
    About a 3X bump in speed, lighter weight, bump in resolutions, and other upgrades, Amazon is definitely in the Tablet game to make some noise.
     
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    Where does the Snapdragon 800 fall relative to the A7 or whatever Apple is on, or the Nexus tablets?Battery life speculations? Not awesome for Nexus.http://allthingsd.com/20130730/googles-new-nexus-7-the-budget-tablet-to-beat/Another drawback: In my test, the new Nexus 7’s battery life was underwhelming. Compared with the same battery test of the iPad mini and first Nexus 7, it fell short at just six hours; the others clocked in at 10 hours and 27 minutes and 10 hours and 44 minutes, respectively. Google claims the battery life can last over nine hours, but the company tests it in Airplane mode (Internet connection off), with screen brightness set to 44 percent while playing video. I keep Wi-Fi on in the background and screen brightness at 75 percent while playing video.Lots of intriguing devices coming out for the holidays. MotoX has some neat features, with its hardware design and customzibilty, always listening, low-power screen notifications.
     
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    Psst we already have a giant multiyear long discussion thread where these rumors are already being discussed :)
     

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