Sep 07

The Verge reported that Amazon’s larger Kindle Fire has finally been unveiled. At a press event in Los Angeles, Amazon introduced the new Kindle Fire HD features an 8.9-inch 1920 x 1200, 254ppi display. It includes an HD front-facing camera, HDMI output, Bluetooth connectivity, and a laminated touch sensor for better visuals and 25-percent less glare. Under the hood, Amazon has dropped in a Texas Instruments OMAP 4470 processor, which it says outperforms the Tegra 3 and runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Amazon also has improved Wi-Fi networking by adding a dual-band 2.4GHz/5GHz receiver, two antennas, MIMO radio technology. The Wi-Fi-only models will come in 16GB and 32GB variations, while the 4G LTE will be available with 32GB or 64GB of storage. On top of all this the Kindle Fire comes with tons of new and better software features.

The 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD will cost $299 with 16 GB, but Amazon is also offering a $499 Kindle Fire HD with 4G LTE model with 32 GB of storage and $599 for the 64GB model. The LTE model comes with a data package costing $49.99 per year that offers 250 MB per month of data, 20 GB of cloud storage, and a $10 Amazon Appstore credit. These models will ship on November 20.

Amazon also introduced a 7-inch 16 GB Kindle Fire HD for $199 which comes with an screen resolution of 1280×800 and an updated original Kindle Fire “with a new processor and more RAM” for $149 that begins shipping on September 14.

Source [TheVerge & Macrumors]

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