What do you think about the Kindle Fire HD being ad supported?
jhotz 1 year ago
Ok, so I was pretty jazzed about a new Kindle Fire. I figured it would take the good from the first gen, take advantage of hardware improvements, both from a cost and performance standpoint, and provide a superior device for about the same money. From what I've read, price increased to $299 for the WiFi only version, so I hope it's at least 50% better than the first one. Then I read on CNET that all Kindle Fire HDs will be ad supported. That's right, you get ads right there on your screen, no way to turn them off, no more expensive version without them. I'm thinking this might be a deal breaker for me, especially in light of the $199 Nexus 7, without ads unless I chose apps that force them. I realize the Amazon isn't really targeting the business user, but I'm not sure I could handle ads all the time. Would you still consider buying one, even if the device has mandatory ad display?
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