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With everything that was great about the HDX 7 and more, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 isn't just a great value, it sets the standard for a media consumption tablet.
The 10-incher is another moderate Windows 8.1 release in HP's latest lineup of slates.
While the design and price of the Kindle Fire HDX hasn't changed on the outside, its been redesigned inside with a new 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor and 802.11ac MIMO Wi-Fi.
These three flagship Windows Phones are well matched when it comes to design and features -- which one comes out on top for you?
And Microsoft expects the number to get much larger with the arrival of "universal" Windows apps.
If you're looking for a pure media consumption experience, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 delivers better than any tablet before it. People looking for something more utilitarian, however, will want to look elsewhere.
Microsoft has said it doesn't intend to bring a single operating system to all devices that can run Windows. But if it did, there would be many interface issues to overcome.
The beta of version 1 is now up on the Windows Phone store, while BlackBerry is already working on version 2.
The 7-inch Kindle Fire HD is already out. The 8.9-inch version hits in November with some key upgrades over the 7-inch version.
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