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Amazon Unveils HD Kindle Fire, Updated Kindle Fire And Paperwhite e-Readers

After tasting huge success for its brand Kindle Fire, which were launched barely a year ago and all the stocks sold out few weeks back, Amazon has arrived on the tabelt arena with a bang by announcing new Kindle Fire tablets in a price range of $ 199 to $ 499 upwards.

Kindle Fire HD tablets

Kindle Fire HD 7″ features HD display with 1280×800 resolution , the fastest Wi-Fi, exclusive HD audio with two stereo speakers and Dolby Digital Plus, 16 GB or 32 GB of storage and a powerful world-class processor, all backed by the world’s best content ecosystem. The 7” Kindle Fire HD is optimized to deliver high performance without sacrificing battery life, delivering over 11 hours of battery life. Priced at $199, Kindle Fire HD 7” will start shipping on September 14, 2012.

Kindle Fire HD 8.9”, with all of these features plus an ultra-high definition 8.9” screen with 254 pixels per inch with a resolution of 1920×1200, and 16 GB or 32 GB of storage, starts at $299 and will begin shipping on November 20, 2012.

Kindle Fire HD 8.9” 4G, with the most affordable 4G data plan in the world, and 32 GB or 64 GB of storage. Customers will have access to a 12-month data plan with 250 MB per month, 20 GB of Amazon Cloud storage, and a $10 credit in the Amazon Appstore for a one-time cost of $49.99. In fact, when you combine the cost of the device and the data plan, customers who purchase the Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE will pay over $400 less than latest generation iPad owners in the first year of ownership. The purchase price, plus the data plan, came to a one-year cost of $549 for the Amazon tablet and $959 for the iPad. Customers can also choose to upgrade to 3 GB or 5 GB data plans from AT&T directly from the device. This range starts at $499 and will begin shipping on November 20, 2012.

Upgraded Kindle Fire tablet

Amazon is updating its Kindle Fire tablet and it will cost $159, down from $199 for the old model. It will start shipping next Friday (September 14). The upgraded model is claimed to have new faster processor, 40 per cent faster performance, twice the memory, and a longer battery life.

The Fire will also come with parental controls, adjustable by content. A kid may have free reign on books but have limits on games, TV and movies, for instance. Different time limits can be set for different kids. There’s also an HD front-facing camera for the first time, and it can be used with a custom app for the video chat service Skype. Kindle Fire comes automatically pre-registered so customers can immediately start enjoying their digital content purchased from Amazon or shop for new content.

Kindle Paperwhite

It is the most advanced e-reader ever constructed with 62% more pixels and 25% increased contrast, a patented built-in front light for reading in all lighting conditions, up to 8 weeks of battery life, and a thin and light design for just $119; Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi + 3G  with free 3G wireless is  for just $179.These will start shipping on 1st October.

The new latest generation Kindle, the lightest and smallest Kindle, now with new, improved fonts, faster page turns and an even more unbelievable price of $69 will start shipping today.

Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said the company wants to make money when people use its devices, not when they initially buy them. Their focus is to earn from contents and not from hardware.

With the launch of above devices, Amazon will pose tough competition to upcoming mini iPad and existing iPad of Apple, Microsoft’s Surface tablet and Google’s Nexus tablet.


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