Kindle Fire HD Contains Unavoidable Ads
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Are you planning to pick up one of the Kindle Fire HDs that we mentioned yesterday
? If so, I hope you like advertisements, because there’s no way to get rid of them. An Amazon spokesperson has confirmed that, unlike the Kindle e-reader, there is no ad-free version of the Kindle Fire HD. Granted, the ads don’t seem to be nearly as intrusive as the ones on the ad-supported Amazon Kindle (which makes a great back-to-school gadget
), but it’s still annoying and frustrating.
What’s even more frustrating is that this statement contradicts an earlier report that users would be allowed to unsubscribe from the “Special Offer” promotions that appear on the device’s lock screen. It looks like everything in the Kindle Fire family will include these promotions.
Of course, ads aren’t that big of a deal, especially if they’re confined to the lock screen. However, the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD with LTE support costs a hefty $499 and it still comes with ads, which is a bit ridiculous.
via The Verge