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  • bradley_copp bradley_copp Nov 17, 2012 1:35 PM Flag

    Kindle Fire HD 2:1 Over iPad Mini

    Copy and paste, Get ready for price war, "Merry Discounting Christmas!"

    November 17, 2012 By Cody Shepard

    According to an LA Times report, the newspaper is predicting that the newly released Kindle Fire HD will outsell the iPad Mini 2:1 this holiday season. Both products are highly coveted this Black Friday and will continue to be hot items on almost everyone’s wish lists throughout December.

    While Amazon has begun selling the Kindle Fire HD already, most people will begin looking for it in stores on Black Friday. The Kindle tablet features a 7” 1280×800 HD display screen, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Dual-Antenna Wi-Fi, and it comes in either 16GB or 32GB. The Kindle Fire HD is self-proclaimed as the “world’s most advanced 7” tablet.” The tablet has a high performance 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor, with integrated support for Facebook, Twitter, Neflix, HBO, and Pandora, among other apps. It also sports a front-facing HD camera that can take photos and make video calls.

    The Kindle Fire HD goes for $199 at 16GB and $249 for 32GB. There is also a storage version of the tablet, which features a 1900×1200 HD 8.9” screen, but has all the other features. The 16GB version is $299 and the 32GB is $369.

    The iPad mini was released Nov. 2 in most Apple markets. The fifth iPad in history, the tablet features a 7.9” screen, which is bigger than the Kindle Fire HD. The new iPad with retina display has a 9.7” screen. The mini—Apple’s smallest tablet ever—comes in black & slate or white & silver. It features a Dual-core A5 chip, 5MP photos, 720p HD video, 1080p HD video recording, and a built-in 16.3-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery, which gives you up to 10 hours surfing the web with Wi-Fi, watching videos, or listening to music.

    While Apple’s iPad mini may be more coveted, the reason the Kindle Fire HD may beat out the mini 2:1 is the price. The cheapest model of the mini starts out at $329. The most expensive Wi-Fi model—the 64GB—is $529.

    Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD may be the hottest item this holiday season, including Black Friday

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