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[Amazon Canada] Amazon Fire HD Tablet 7"/8" now available in Canada $59.99/$99.99

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Laval
looks like this is the old model without Alexa
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Otters11 wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 5:20 pm
Yes, but not from the Rakuten ebay store; some other ebay store. $49.99.

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/162751871391
I have the Arc HD7, for $30 it was a fantastic deal but its battery life is pretty bad - 2 hours of web browsing, 90 minutes if watching a movie. Fire HD8's battery life seems to be 5 to 10 hours depending on the conditions of the test. For that reason, I'd gladly pay extra to get the Fire. Also, some apps can't be installed on the Kobo because of how old Android version is.
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picked up the 29.99 USD one on black friday for a xmas gift. came to 43 bucks

given the price is 49.99 regular 59.99 CAD is about right. except it's the old model without alexa. not that the person using this will use alexa but i digress.

anyway, gonna have to open it and add google play and remove the ads now. oh well. it is what it is.
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mtlboy wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 5:12 pm
It might be $79cad or $59 usd , either way, it's only a couple of weeks away! Might as well just wait lol
Wouldn't it still be in the return window so you could contact customer support and get the price difference back?
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notrecently wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 5:52 pm
Wouldn't it still be in the return window so you could contact customer support and get the price difference back?
Amazon stopped their 7 days price protection policy, its now YMMV.
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How's this for rudimentary gaming? Want to gift this to a friend that plays Contest of Champions a lot.

Would probably sideload with F-Droid and use Yalp Store to grab APKs from Google Play Store.

About YouTube, couldn't you use a 3rd-party client like NewPipe?
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Where does it say it’s the old model? The HD8 version states 2017 model in the specs. I bought the the same one in the US during BF and it has Alexa.
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zivic2play wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 6:24 pm
Where does it say it’s the old model? The HD8 version states 2017 model in the specs. I bought the the same one in the US during BF and it has Alexa.
Not that I care about Alexa but I don't see that it's an "old model" either.
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kanechart wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 4:58 pm
Yup and yet people keep supporting Amazon for starting all this crap....
They refuse to sell a direct competitor's product so what did they start lol? It's all for business
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I have the tablet and Alexa DOES come with it. However it was bought in the US which supports and ships with Alexa enabled. I changed my device country to Canada (.ca account) and poof Alexa was gone. So I don't think it will come equipped with Alexa unless it's from the US.
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I have one of the 7" before. It's a great tablet . The only problem is the batter doesn't last 2 days if I use it as an reader.
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noplayer10 wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 4:19 pm
Guys,

I had an Ipad air 32 GB but the fiancee broke it, how does this compare?
Sorry about the NEWB question.
We tried a Samsung Galaxy Tab E but it was very sluggish and returned it

Thanks in advance
The best replacement for an iPad is an iPad.

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