Last week, Amazon finally unveiled their new Kindle Fire, announcing a total of three new Kindle Fires. One is an update to the original Kindle Fire with an updated CPU and priced at $159, one is the Kindle Fire HD which comes with a 1280×800 pixels display and a dual-core processor and is priced at $199, while the most high-end one is the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″, which packs in a 1080p display and a quad-core TI OMAP 4470 chipset and is priced at $399.
While there’s no doubt that all three tablets are quite cheap and affordable for their specs, it turned out things weren’t so rosy, as Amazon has decided to force ads down the users’ throats by showing special offers and ads on the lockscreen and screensaver at all times. But it turns out there is a way to opt out of these ads, by paying a one-time fee of $15, which will remove the display of all ads and special offers from your Kindle Fire.
With Amazon selling those tablets at a price that almost foregoes all profits, this is apparently one of the ways they are looking to make some money with, along with showing ads on the lockscreen as well as through the content they sell through the Amazon Appstore. But it’s good to see there is a way to opt out for those who would like it.
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