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firefox 8.0 is out.Kindle fire is due out on the 15th.

Some would say I’m a early adapter, because I love the newest and hottest thing. I just think tec is old as soon as you get it so why wait for an old thing. it was not that long ago that firefox 4.0 came out and the Kindle v.1., getting the free browser is a cheap way to stray current. so what new?
Newest Web Technologies

Site authors and developers will love Firefox’s new and enhanced functionalities. If creating advanced content and applications gets you excited, Firefox is the best browser choice. Learn more.

WebSockets open the door to instantaneous two-way communications between Firefox and Web servers. This makes it easier for developers to build real-time messaging applications and HTML5 games on the Web that are more responsive and interactive than ever before.
Upgrading Forms

Make annoying form implementation development a thing of the past. Firefox-integrated form features like list attributes and HTML validation provide the tools you need.
WebM and HD Video

As pioneers of HTML5 video standards, Firefox also supports the WebM format so you can watch open HD-quality video.

Firefox includes an HTML5-ready parser. This parser brings with it some new capabilities, most notably inline SVG, but also improves performance by running the parsing algorithm on its own processor.

Firefox includes an early version of IndexedDB to give developers a first look at experimenting with local storage in the browser.
Next-Generation Graphics

You have to see it to believe it. Thanks to our upgraded graphics engine, the rendering of text and graphics, including SVG and Canvas, is faster and sharper than ever before. Firefox automatically color-corrects images (like your digital photos) to make sure the colors are exactly as their data intended.

One of our new, built-in developer tools, Scratchpad lets you build and test snippets of JavaScript code right in the browser, saving you time and precious keystrokes.
Enhanced File API

With added support for .click() to the File upload control, .slice and file API urls, Firefox allows developers to better customize the file upload experience.
Stylin’ Pages with CSS3

Support for new CSS3 features like border-radius, box-shadow and other Transitions, Animations and Transformations makes it easy to add elegant animations to Web pages
Audio API

Firefox is changing the way media is integrated on the Web. HTML5 makes it easy for developers to use JavaScript to read and write audio data. We’ve exposed the raw audio data so you can create great sounds!
Multi-touch Support

Firefox now integrates multi-touch support for Windows 7, enabling you to interact with your browser in a whole new way.
Web Console

Want to know what makes cutting-edge sites tick? Firefox allows you to peek under the hood of dynamic web pages with this experimental analysis tool.

Better Web standards support….
as for the kindle fire, I’m just waiting to see. but it’s price point is set to force a price changes for tablets device with free internet access. my guess the new magic number will near it’s price of only $199.00. Apple will need to act on this, by maybe coming out with a new device (smaller cheaper Ipad) at that price or changing the price of it Ipad product.