Last Wednesday, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled the latest Kindle line-up including the company's first tablet, a 7-inch vibrant color and a multi-touch device called the Amazon Kindle Fire (competitively priced at $199).
The Kindle Fire has dimensions of 7.5" x 4.7" x 0.45" and weighs 14.6 ounces, small enough to fit in a pocket and light enough to hold in just a hand. Tagged as a consumer device to compete in the success of the Apple iPad, it features powerful dual-core processor, 8GB on-device storage plus free cloud storage for all Amazon digital content, and an 8-hour battery life.
Kindle Fire is powered by Google Android operating system, supports Wi-Fi connectivity, and runs the Amazon's own cloud-accelerated web browser (split browser architecture), the Amazon Silk. It can stream, purchase or rent over a 100,000 movies and favorite TV shows, download apps from Amazon's own app store, play games/songs, read bestseller books, newspapers, magazines as well as e-mail documents. Like other Kindle e-readers, Fire uses Amazon's Whispersync technology to automatically sync library, bookmarks, notes, highlights even streaming a video.
Kindle Fire is now available for pre-order and is expected to hit the Amazon store on November 15.
Additionally, Amazon also introduced three other models: the Kindle, Kindle Touch, and Kindle Touch 3G. The basic model starts at $79 price point (a lot cheaper for an amazing device) and is now available on Amazon store. It has ergonomic design and a precise 5-way controller, has dimensions of 6.5" x 4.5" x 0.34", weighs 5.98 ounces less than its predecessor and fits in a pocket. The new Kindle features a 6-inch advance E Ink Pearl display (reads like real paper and with no glare), with Wi-Fi connectivity (surf the web through Kindle's experimental browser), 2GB internal storage along with free cloud storage, and a month battery life.
Moreover, the all-new Kindle Touch 3G, has a sleek design, dimensions of 6.8" x 4.7" x 0.40" and weighs less than 8 ounces. It also features the most-advanced display same with the Kindle, 6-inch touch screen, 4GB on-device storage (for 3000 e-books) also with free cloud storage for Amazon content, 2 months battery life, comes with Wi-Fi and free 3G support, priced at $149 and $99 respectively for the Kindle Touch (wireless-only version). Both Kindle Touch models will be shipped by Amazon on November 21.
For a complete info, technical details and quick tour of the all-new Kindle family, visit the Amazon Kindle Store.
Will you be buying the Kindle Fire over an Apple iPad? Any of the new Kindles? Is the prices tempting enough to save one?