Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Amazon introduces the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD Costs only $139

A long with its new HDX range, Amazon has added a 7-inch Kindle Fire HD to its line-up for a very low price of US$139 (about £86, AUD$148).
The new Kindle Fire HD sports a 7-inch screen with 1,280 x 800 resolution, at 216ppi, which sits close to the full-size iPad, which has a 264ppi Retina display.
The new Kindle HD is also powered by Amazon's new Fire OS 3.0 "Mojito" and a dual-core 1.5Ghz processor, which apparently makes it 60% faster than the previous generation of Kindle Fires according to Amazon.
It also has dual-band Wi-Fi, dual speakers with Dolby Digital Plus and a battery life quoted at 10 hours of mixed use, similar to its 8-inch brother.
But unfortunately while the older 8-inch Kindle Fire HDgives you the option for 4G, the 7-incher remains LTE-less. It also does away with any cameras, but is lighter at 345 grams.

Kindle's breaking price

Of course, the missing features means a lower price, one that starts at $139 for the 8GB variant and $169 (about £105, AUD$180) for the 16GB model.
"Two years ago, we revolutionized the tablet industry with the breakthrough $199 price point for tablets—now we're doing it again with the $139 price point," said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO.
You can add US$13 to each model if you want the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD without Amazon's "Special Offers".
Pre-orders begin today, with both variants due to begin shipping from October 2.
via TechRadar

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