Thursday, 19 December 2013

Offer on Amazon Kindle HDX in the USA



Super Offer - However!

Be aware not keeping to the agreement will cost you your tablet!

I was not aware of this and am somewhat disappointed with Amazon that they have this ability, harks back to days when you got a floppy disc with your computer which you needed to use to run the computer and if the company supplying the device were to go out of business or if you damaged or lost the disc  you were up the creek without a paddle so to speak.

I was a big fan of the Kindle Fire HDX because what you got - for the amount of money you paid was a powerful well equipped tablet. I would love Amazon to prove me wrong on this point but I cannot see that happening, so final word tread careful.

You could always have a look at the Galaxy Tab 3 - Check It Out!


Amazon Offers Buy Now, Pay Later Kindle Plan

Amazon is offering would-be buyers of its Kindle Fire HDX tablet the option to pay in four installments. The plan doesn't include any interest or added fees.
The plan only applies to the Kindle Fire HDX, the most expensive version of the Kindle. Ordinarily it costs $229 for the 7-inch version or $379 for the 8.9-inch version.
Under the terms of the deal, you pay 25 per cent of the purchase price up-front. That's $57.25 for the 7-inch version and $94.75 for the 8.9-inch version.
You'll also pay any applicable sales taxes and shipping. At the time of writing, the deal was only available to US customers. (Source:
After this, you'll pay three more installments (each for a further 25 per cent of the price), with one installment every three months. The payment is automatically charged to the credit card linked to your account.

Miss A Payment, Lose Your Content

If you don't make the remaining payments -- for example, if you close your Amazon account or cancel the credit card you used to make the purchase -- Amazon retains the right to de-register the tablet.
That means any Kindle apps on the device will stop working and you'll lose access to any Amazon content you've bought on it, such as books, movies, or music.
Though it might seem odd that Amazon should offer such a deal and charge no fees or interest, it makes sense given its business plan. The Kindle Fire HDX isn't sold at a profit and some experts suggest it may even be sold at a slight loss.
Instead of making money on the device, Amazon hopes that it will make cash from Kindle Fire HDX owners choosing to buy content from the online Amazon store.

Gadget Can Be Given As Gift

It is possible to take advantage of the deal and give the tablet to somebody else. The device comes automatically set up for your Amazon account, but you can de-register it and have the recipient register it for their own account.
One downside to this set-up is that you won't be able to buy and add any content to the Kindle before handing it over.
Reviews of the Kindle Fire HDX have been mixed. Most industry experts say it is good value given the specifications, which is a result of Amazon not looking to make any profit on it.
However, while the HDX runs the Android system, it doesn't include access to the full Google Play store unless you modify it through a complex process.
This means the range of apps available is somewhat limited, meaning the tablet is more suited to people who will be using it to access the web and play media files. (Source:

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Black Friday - Cyber Monday Has Now Ended but Christmas Is Still Coming

Cyber Monday Great Deals at Amazon $50 of 7" HDX to day ONLY  All finished. If you missed the deals come back on a regular base because I will still be looking for those great Christmas Present deals.

Apart from getting that all important present for the Kids, Wife, Mom, Dad you can also find yourself some great bargains.

Here's a couple of links for you to check out.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1" Tablet On Offer Now!

Buy Kindle Fire Tablet get Great Offer

Limited-Time Kindle Fire Promotion: Buy any Kindle Fire Tablet and get 40% off selected Sennheiser

  Shop Amazon Holiday Music

Shop Amazon - Hot New Toy Releases

Santa's Christmas Presents

Happy Festive Time   

Amazon has begun shipping the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch edition in the UK

 Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

The 8.9-inch Amazon Kindle Fire HDX has started shipping in the UK today – November 19. The Android-powered slate comes a 2.2GHz processor and boasts the latest build of Amazon’s forked Android OS, Fire OS 3.0. 

The new Fire HDX also introduces a bunch of new features such as the Mayday Button, which connects you to an Amazon help desk via the Fire HDX’s webcam. The idea is all about customer service but you just know it’s going to get abused with hilarious Chat Roulette-style consequences.

Mayday is available 365 days a year, 24/7 and is absolutely free out of the box. Other new features include Kindle FreeTime and expanded X-ray features for films and TV viewing. The 8.9-inch Amazon Kindle Fire HDX will set you back £329.

Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder and CEO.said: "It's been just one year since we introduced Kindle Fire in the UK, and we are grateful for the overwhelmingly positive response from customers.” 
“The team is innovating at an unbelievable speed, and we're excited to bring our new Kindle Fire HDX to the UK.”

Amazon Introduces Fire OS 3.1 for Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX

Great news for Kindle Fire users an upgrade to the operating system, I have found this article which I think you may find interesting if you want your Kindle Tablets up to date.

By Ed Hardy, TabletPCReview Editor

 Tuesday, November 19, 2013


539 Reads
There's a new version of the Fire OS for Amazon's latest tablets. This brings new consumer-oriented features like integration with Goodreads, as well as business-friendly features.

Amazon bought Goodreads earlier this year, and the reading-oriented social networking service is integrated into Fire OS 3.1 allowing users to, among other things, more easily rate and review books on their tablet.
Second Screen allows users to stream video from the latest Kindle Fire models to a PlayStation 3 or Samsung TV while using the tablet to provide playback controls, a customized display for X-Ray, or access email and browse the Web while watching a movie.
Business Features
For business users, Fire OS 3.1 offer the ability to connect to secure Wi-Fi networks, including a native VPN client. Users can access corporate apps, documents, and resources like SharePoint.
It includes a native SCEP (Simple Certificate Exchange Protocol) client to retrieve digital certificates for secure resources, and Fire OS also now supports Kerberos authentication, which enables the ability to browse secure Intranet websites from the Silk browser.
In addition, the new Kindle Fire tablets also sport Kindle-specific device management APIs that integrate with existing mobile device management (MDM) systems to make it easy for IT departments to manage Kindle Fire.
Other Features
Amazon's Fire OS 3.1 also helps users organize their books, newspapers, magazines, and apps in customized collections, and it supports voice dictation that can convert speech to text?available in all languages when online; offline support available in U.S. English.
Wireless printing of photos, PDF, emails, contacts, calendar, and docs has been added, as well as new accessibility enhancements for blind and visually impaired customers.
Getting the New Version
Kindle OS 3.1 is a free, over-the-air update. It will be delivered automatically to supported devices in the coming weeks, or it can be downloaded and installed immediately from Amazon's website.
The upgrade is available only for the latest generation of Amazon tablets, including the Kindle Fire HD, the 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX, and the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX.