Kindle Fire to have ad-free option
Amazon says buyers of its new Kindle Fire HD tablet will get the option to turn off the advertisements that appear on its standby screen for $15. The online retailer showed off the tablet last week, and said there would be no option to turn off the ads. That was a departure from Amazon’s previous policies. It has shipped Kindle e-readers with ‘‘Special Offers’’ ads on the standby screen, but users could pay to have them turned off.