Review: Kindle Fire HD screen is a big improvement
People looking to buy a new tablet might be able to overlook these minor annoyances because of the sharper screen.
Ultimately, the decision to buy a Kindle Fire HD could be determined by the array of content that comes with the device if you join the $79 annual free-shipping program known as Amazon Prime.
Amazon has made plenty of big investments lately that make Prime a more compelling offer. On Tuesday, it announced a deal with the Epix pay TV channel that allows Prime members to watch 2,000 movies like ‘‘The Avengers’’ and ‘‘The Hunger Games’’ for free, on top of some 23,000 movies and TV shows it had already.
Prime members can also ‘‘borrow’’ books from the Kindle Owners Lending Library, including all seven ‘‘Harry Potter’’ books, for no extra charge.
Backstage at Thursday’s news conference, CEO Jeff Bezos said in an interview that the company has been investing hundreds of millions of dollars in digital content for Amazon Prime.
‘‘Licensing ‘Harry Potter'? Not inexpensive,’’ he said with a belly laugh.
It’s that kind of investment in content, paired with a device that can show video in HD, that I think could open a lot of wallets this holiday season.