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  1. OmegaSupreme

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    But there's always a way...

    http://www.cyanogenmod.com/
     
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    Went to Amazon today to order something and saw the front page announcement

    The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 for $299 seems ludicrously good after glancing over the details. Am I missing something?

    Thinking about getting one and give my old iPad 1 to my cousin...
     
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    The only disadvantage is that you can only apps from Amazon, so you can not install all android apps.
     
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    Don't even know why Amazon bothers with this - there will be a jailbreak available for it mostly likely an hour after it hits the shelves.
     
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    Because the vast majority (99%+) of the millions of Kindles they sell will not be jail broken? I'm a very technical guy but even I have never bothered to jailbreak my iPhone.
     
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    If I'm understanding their website correctly, you can get rid of the ads for $15. That kind of undermines the whole argument being promoted in this thread.
     
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    According to Mr.Scarface, the ads are worth $200 though. :confused:
     
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    When I had the standard kindle with ads, I actually used them all the time. Lots of great deals came across the screen. Off the top of my head -

    1) 2 for 1 movie tickets
    2) $20 amazon gift card for $10
    3) Huge discounts on new release kindle books
    4) Lots of free stuff too

    IIRC, there was a Kindle Special Offers tread on slickdeals.net.
     
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    Anandtech reporting that the "$50 a year" plan is only good for the first year.

    I think I've read that rooting a Fire kills its ability to work with Amazon services.
     
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    I rooted my Fire. It takes away the seamless integration with Amazon Prime video streaming, but I can use Dolphin to stream movie through the Amazon website if I want to.
     
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    Posting from my Kindle Fire HD right now, and even though I've only used it for maybe 30 minutes I love it so far, much more than my iPad. Fits perfectly in my palm like my crank, and the screen is crystal clear. This is perfect for flights, mobile, etc. $199 well spent imo.
     
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    I just picked up a KF HD .. Can I not even download a free app without giving amazon a cc # ? It keeps trying to get me to set up that one click purchasing crap ,do not want.
     
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    Haha. You got trolled by longhorn review. Well that sucks.
     
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    I didn't, but I really hate company's that do this kind of bs .. I'm either taking it back or might jailbreak it.Don't know yet
     
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    You're doing something wrong as I don't get that request and have downloaded many apps. Still love this more than my iPad.
     
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    You must have put in some kind of CC when you set it up ..webs full of people complaining about it,so I don't think it's just me.
     
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    Do you have an Amazon account?

    If it is linked through your Amazon account, it won't keep asking you that.
     
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    I don't . I didn't want this thing linked to any kind of an account or CC because of kids using it.I think I'll just get a gift card and link it to that .. The "one click" purchasing and kids seems like a recipe for disaster.
     

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