Amazon announces Kindle Fire HD tablet lineup with upgrades to the original Kindle Fire
At its press event today, Amazon has announced two new Kindle Fire tablets that will be released to public in the coming weeks.
The first one is called The Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch, that is set to compete with the likes of Apple iPad and other large screen tablets. Kindle Fire HD sports a 8.9-inch screen with a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels. The screen Amazon has added in this Kindle Fire HD provides sharper images with better overall contrast. The tablet comes with an internal storage of 16GB and is powered by a OMAP 4470 processor and runs Amazon’s version of Android. Kindle Fire HD also features an improved version of WiFi, that provides 41 percent faster browsing and download speeds to the handheld device. Overall the device is 8.8mm thick and weighs 1.25 pounds.
Kindle Fire HD that also features LTE capability will be available on November 20th for $499. A seperate model without LTE is available for $299.
The second Kindle Fire announced today is the smaller 7-inch model of Kindle Fire HD lineup. It is also Android based and is powered by a OMAP 4470 processor. Kindle Fire HD 7-inch features a front camera for video calling, bluetooth connectivity, and faster Wi-Fi just like it’s elder brother, the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD. It will be available for purchase for $199 on September 14.
The third Kindle Fire tablet announced today is an upgraded version of original Kindle Fire and features a 7-inch screen. It comes with 1GB of RAM i.e double from the previous model and performs 41 percent faster than it’s predecessor. Amazon has annoucned that it will be available for purchase on September 14th. Amazon Kindle Fire 7-inch is available at a price of $159 only, which is $40 less than it’s closest competitor i.e the Nexus 7 which sells at a price of $199.
Amazon’s announcement comes right on time, as Apple is also rumored to announce a new smaller iPad called the iPad mini in the coming months. It is going to be a hell of a tablet fight this holiday season, as all the major players are hoping to score big in order finally end the dominance of the iPad from the tablet scene.