Amazon has introduced us to its new Kindle Fire family which includes the $159 Upgraded Original, $199 7-inch and $299 8.9-inch HD. Although the new HD models, both the 7-inch and the 8.9-inch , come at a higher price point both have been blessed with Dolby Digital sound and high density displays. There’s a TI OMAP 4470 processor running the show with improved WiFi performance due to dual antennas. More after the break.
The resolution on the large HD Fire is 1920×1200, and there’s a laminated touch sensor on the screen to reduce glare and produce sharper images with better contrast. In terms of connectivity you have a HDMI-out port as well as bluetooth along with WiFi which is standard.
Amazon not only unveiled new models but also gave a new lease of live to the first gen Kindle Fire, which now boasts of a faster processor and double the RAM with longer battery life. It will retail now at $159 which is quite less than its nearest competitor, the Nexus 7.
The 7-inch Fire HD will cost $199 with 16GB of storage, and will start shipping on Sept. 14. The 8.9-inch Fire HD with 16GB of onboard storage retails for $299, and will ship Nov. 20. There are 32 GB versions on sale as well where the 7-inch model costs $249 and its larger counterpart $369.