very interesting changes to the kindle fire lineup. they appear to have taken care of two of my bigger concerns about the kf, storage space and ram. out of the box, the kindle fire is a decent little device (even now that its been out for a year or so) but definitely has its drawbacks (amazon appstore being the largest, followed closely by space). I doubt that i will be picking up the successor to the kf, seeing as how full-blown tablets are about the same price (Nexus 7 I'm looking at you), and there is still a good amount of development going on for the original KF (got Jelly Bean up and running on it now). Nice looking devices, it will be interesting to see how much they drive market pricing for future android tablets coming out. edit: looks like the KF HD will have a micro-HDMI port, which is very nice. I just wish they added some sort of volume rocker to these devices, it can be like a 5 step process to turn the volume down depending on what app you are using at the time.