Okay, yes you CAN opt-out of ads on the Kindle Fire tablets
An Amazon spokesperson wrote, “I wanted to let you know that with the Kindle Fire HD there will be a special offers opt-out option for $15. We know from our Kindle reader line that customers love our special offers and very few people choose to opt out. We’re happy to offer customers the choice.” The $15 option is good for the life of the device. Users that elect that option will have a lock screen that is clear of any ads as well as along the bottom of the screen in some cases. The offer will be available whether you purchase an HD model or first generation Kindle Fire.
This was a very quick change in policy after the internet swelled with a bit of discontent over not being able to opt-out as had been originally reported, and indeed confirmed by Amazon just yesterday. They made a good call by reversing course on the matter, since that was potentially the only real black mark against the shiny new powerful tablets.
5. joey_sfb (Posts: 3839; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
If they can't opt out then it should effective be a 6" with 1" reserved for Ads.
3. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
The new 7inch one is no match against the Nexus 7. The 8.9 full HD is a different thing though. And it's a pretty sweet deal for $299.
7. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
You read the article right? Now the fire hd is 199+15.
im really frustrated seeing all these comparison nexus 7 vs fire hd articles. I havent seen one mentioning the ads all over the kindle yet.
Optional ads arent a deal breaker, but they need to be valued at their annoyance level or opt out price.
Even if theyre optional its a negative mark on the devices for me.
But im picky, i suppose thats why i have a nexus 7.
4. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
Not the 7 inch.
Also, don't forget Amazon's ugly skin over Android. I'm trying to love the Kindle Fire line, I really am, but I just hate the skin.
6. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Well the skin doesn't bother me too much. What's getting me interested in the 8.9" model is that I can get a full HD device on a $299 budget. My old dell latitude can't even play full HD vids and my screen is just 1680X1050.
8. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
No thanks, AMAZON - if I buy your partial Android tablet, it will be rooted and modded for free and the ads will go away. Meanwhile, I am enjoying my Nexus 7 with flash browser....