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How does the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 compare to the iPad?

When something is a success, it tends to breed. The original Kindle Fire was a phenomenon, and now it has a family. At the risk of over-complicating things, Amazon released three different Kindle Fires this year. The latest and greatest is the Kindle Fire HD 8.9". How does it compare to the market-leading iPad? Read on.  Read More

How does Amazon's Kindle Fire HD (7') compare to the Nook HD?

We can thank Amazon and Barnes & Noble for making tablets more affordable. B&N created the cheap seven-inch tablet with 2010's Nook Color. Amazon took the concept to new levels with last year's Kindle Fire. Now the two companies are back with improved models. How does the Nook HD compare to the Kindle Fire HD? Let's take a look.  Read More

How do the top tablets of 2012 compare?

Tablets are everywhere. No matter where you turn this holiday shopping season, you'll see them. Apple's iPad is still in the driver's seat, but its field of competitors is rapidly growing. How do you sort through all the noise, and make the best purchase? Look no further than our 2012 Tablet Comparison Guide.  Read More

How does the iPad mini compare to the Kindle Fire HD?

Amazon's Kindle Fire filled many stockings during the 2011 holiday season. This year, though, its family of sequels have stiff competition. The most fearsome competitor is Apple's new iPad mini. Is it worth spending an extra US$130 over Amazon's 7-inch Kindle Fire HD? Let's take a look ...  Read More

Holiday shoppers will have more Kindle Fires to choose from in 2012

In the short history of tablets, one of the key figures has been the Kindle Fire. Before its launch, the market was basically the untouchable iPad vs. a bunch of geeked-up Android slates, collecting Best Buy dust. Then the Fire marched in with its familiar branding, Blackberry Playbook-inspired design, and – most importantly – rock-bottom price. A year later we have the inevitable sequel with two seven-inch devices – the Kindle Fire HD (7") and (upgraded) Kindle Fire. We take a look at how these two budget media devices stack up.  Read More

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