All New Kindle Fire Tablets to ‘Feature’ Ads on Lock Screen AND Home Screen

kindle-special-offers-640x483You didn’t really think that Amazon was going to knock $40 off the price of its tablet just for fun, did’ja?

Ars Technica is reporting that all the new models of the Kindle Fire tablet, from the $160 basic Kindle Fire , all the way up to the $600 64GB Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 4G LTE Wireless , will sport lovely full color advertising on both the system’s lock screen and in the bottom left corner of the home screen.
Engadget did a little digging and got Amazon to confirm that, should these ads bother the user too much, people have the option to throw money at the issue to make it to go away. How much? Amazon isn’t talking yet, stating “Options for unsubscribing special offer will be announced soon.” Update: $15

Frankly, this shouldn’t pose much of a problem to anyone already considering the purchase of a Kindle Fire. Thanks to Amazon’s extensive customization of the Android OS, most of the Fire already resembles one of those bogus web page spam traps. Like they say, you get what you pay for. And when you buy a loss-leading, bargain device whose sole purpose is to generate money by selling you content from the largest online retailer in the world… well, you gotta take these things in stride. It’s still a fine way to get in on the tablet craze, just be sure to bring a strong will. Or a fat wallet.

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