Amazon Officially Announces New Tablets; 8.9" Kindle Fire HD & More

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  1. Garemlin

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    Gotta hand it to Amazon for stepping up their game and making decent improvements and releasing a good selection of devices. They aren't for me. But are great for what they are.
     
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    1 time $50 payment for: 250 MB a month for 12 months.

    This is a pretty big deal. That is like a $200 value for $50 right there.

    If I was in the market for a 4G connected tablet I would definitely seriously consider this.
     
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    I don't think that's correct. The 4470 is a single core while the T3 is quad core. It will probably be faster for single core stuff like surfing but would get bogged down with games or multitasking. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

    I would expect this though. The fire is more designed as a reader/media consumption device whereas the n7 can do that and everything else. Don't get me wrong, I think this is a good upgrade for the fire & some will prefer it over the n7 (especially since it has 8g more storage at the same price), but I need a tab for gaming, media consumption and office use. The n7 fits that bill & is a nexus device so will probably be a bit more future proof than the fire.
     
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    The TI OMAP 4470 is ARM Cortex A9 architecture, same as the Tegra 3. It has a Dual-core CPU as opposed to the Quad-core of the Tegra 3. The TI OMAP 4470 SOC has the same CPU as the OMAP 4430 it is however clocked much higher and includes a much better version of the Imagination Technologies GPU - I believe it is the PowerVR SGX544.

    I would expect it to have better Graphics performance than the Tegra 3 but not have quite the CPU "grunt" as the Tegra 3. Overall, the TI OMAP 4470 will probably be a solid performer.
     
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    actually what i found says its 4 cores- 2 main ones and 2 low power ones

    Quick look at the Texas Instruments TI OMAP 4470 CPU, Kindle Fire HD CPU | ARCTABLET NEWS
     
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    Okay that's good news I think. I would probably wait to see a benchmark though. Do we know if it can be rooted? was the original Kindle Fire ever rooted?
     
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    Ill probably get one if they release a keyboard cover case for it. Im trying to find something to substitute me carrying around a 17" laptop. Only big requirements are that it will run some sort of app that is compatible with MS Office and has a keyboard that can be used with it. Typing papers on a touch screen is not fun.

    This looks like it might be perfect for me.

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    If the Fire ends up not supporting a Bluetooth keyboard the Nexus7 has some case/keyboard combos available and is certainly no slouch of a device.
    On my tablets I run an app called Splashtop and use my desktop from my tablet remotely instead of using an app to mimic MS Office.

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    Thanks for that info i will keep that in mind.

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    Direct quote from a chat agent over at Amazon.com

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    also guys, small corrections to the front page.

    the 8.9" tablet has the Dual-Core 1.5GHZ OMAP 4470 processor and the 7" tablet has the Dual-Core 1.2GHZ OMAP 4460 processor.

    Also the 8.9" supports 1080p while the 7" only supports up to 720p

    That info is taken directly from the amazon.com website

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