Amazon officially unveiled a new line of Kindle Fire tablets. The new tablets consist of the redesigned kindle Fire HD, the Kindle Fire HDX 7, and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9.
The Kindle Fire HDX features two tables: a 7-inch model and an 8.9-inch model. Both models feature a simple design, but Amazon stated that there is a reduction in size and weight from previous tablets. The new hardware also features the power and volume buttons on the back of the device.
The Kindle Fire HDX 8 and 8.9 also boast better specs with three times the performance, double the memory and four times the graphics power.
- 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor
- 2 GB RAM
- Adreno 330 GPU
- Front-facing HD camera (only 8.9-inch HDX has a rear-facing 8-megapixel camera)
Both tablets also feature a long batter life with nearly 11 hours for mixed-use, and 17 hours if the user is just reading. The 7-inch model features a 1920×1200 display and the 8.9-inch HDX features a 2560×1600 display.
The pricing information for all three tablets is as follows:
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The new tablets are also accompanied with the new Fire OS, which also features a 24-7 live tech support representative. This service can be accessed via the Mayday button built-in the tablet and allows a user to speak with a representative “within 15 seconds” of tapping the button. The live support allows the rep to take control of your screen or tablet and can even walk you through any issues you may have with it.
The new Amazon tablets also showcase additional features including being able to download Amazon Prime videos for offline viewing, and using the tablet as second screen for the PS3 or PS4. The Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch and 8.9-inch tablets are priced at $229 and $379 respectively. All three tablets are available for preorders.
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