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New Kindle Fire a cozy option for book lovers

Later this month, Apple Inc. is expected to unveil a new version of its iPad tablet computer. It better be good. Three-and-a-half years after the stunning success of the original, the iPad’s share of the tablet market has plunged, as a horde of sleek, smart rivals have crowded in.

The latest is Amazon.com’s Kindle Fire HDX, which goes on sale next week.

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