Technically Speaking: Amazon Rolls Out The New Kindle Fire HD
You can say what you want about the Kindle Fire, but make no mistake about it Jeff Bazos and Amazon changed the tablet game the same way the iPad did. Grant it, the Kindle Fire doesn’t do everything the iPad does, but it’s not supposed to. For $199 you get a pretty capable piece of machinery.
Yesterday Amazon pulled the curtains back on the successor to the wildly successful Kindle Fire. Offering a brand new custom HD screen, the tablet features exclusive Dolby audio alongside Wi-Fi connectivity, a powerful processor and graphics engine, as well as the likes of X-Ray for Movies, X-Ray for Textbooks, Immersion Reading, Whispersync for Voice, Whispersync for Games and Kindle FreeTime.
Starting at $199 USD for a 7″ tablet with 16 GB of storage, the Kindle Fire HD also comes in an 8.9″ version with a large-screen 1920×1200 HD display with 254 ppi and an OMAP4 4470 processor and graphics engine. Retailing for $299 USD for 16 GB of storage or $369 USD for 32 GB, the 8.9″ display is also available with 4G LTE connectivity and 32 GB or 64 GB of storage for $499 USD and $599 USD, respectively. With the 7″ due out on September 14 and the 8.9″ set for a release on November 20, each option is available to pre-order now directly from Amazon.
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