New Kindle Fire Tablets


Amazon will now go head to head with the category-defining iPad on its own turf.

Even as Google’s new Nexus 7 challenges the Kindle Fire for dominance in the small-tablet category, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Thursday introduced a new, 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD.

That pits the new device, which will ship in late November, against a device with which Apple has, thus far, squashed all direct competition. No tablet that has tried to match the iPad feature-for-feature has gained more than a token foothold in the market.

Movies, Games, Music, Reading and more, plus Amazon’s revolutionary, Cloud-accelerated web browser:
• Over 20 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, and books
• Thousands of popular apps and games, including Netflix, HBO GO, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and more
• Amazon Silk – ultra-fast web browsing over built-in Wi-Fi
• Free cloud storage for all your Amazon content
• Vibrant color touchscreen with extra-wide viewing angle
• Fast, powerful dual-core processor
• Favorite children’s books, graphic novels, and magazines in rich color
• Amazon Prime Members enjoy unlimited, instant streaming on thousands of popular movies and TV shows.
• Kindle Owners’ Lending Library – with Amazon Prime, Kindle owners can choose from more than 145,000 books to borrow for free with no due dates, including over 100 current and former New York Times Best Sellers and all 7Harry Potter book.

Also Available

  • The all-new Kindle Fire is available for $159.
  • Kindle Fire HD is available for $199.
  • Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ is available for $299.
  • Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G LTE is available for $499.

Exclusive Amazon Prime Benefits

  • Display 7″ multi-touch display with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and anti-reflective treatment, 1024 x 600 pixel resolution at 169 ppi, 16 million colors.
  • Size (in inches) 7.5″ x 4.7″ x 0.45″ (190 mm x 120 mm x 11.4 mm).
  • Weight 14.6 ounces (413 grams).
  • System Requirements None, because it’s wireless and doesn’t require a computer.
  • On-device Storage 8GB internal (approximately 6GB available for user content). That’s enough for 80 apps, plus 10 movies or 800 songs or 6,000 books.
  • Cloud Storage Free cloud storage for all Amazon content
  • Battery Life Up to 8 hours of continuous reading or 7.5 hours of video playback, with wireless off. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as web browsing and downloading content.
  • Charge Time Fully charges in approximately 4 hours via included U.S. power adapter. Also supports charging from your computer via USB.
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, or enterprise networks with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
  • USB Port USB 2.0 (micro-B connector)
  • Audio 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, top-mounted stereo speakers.
  • Content Formats Supported Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, WAV, MP4, VP8.
  • Documentation Quick Start Guide (included in box); Kindle Fire User’s Guide (pre-installed on device). Additional information available online.
  • Warranty and Service 1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 2-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Kindle is subject to the terms found here.

Included in the Box Kindle Fire device, U.S. power adapter (supports 100-240V), and Quick Start Guide.

Compare Kindles

$69.00

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Content

Millions of
books, newspapers,
magazines, games,
and docs

Web

Experimental
browser

Display

6″ E Ink Pearl

Battery Life, Wireless Off

1 month

Storage

2GB on device for
1,400 books

Plus free cloud storage
for all Amazon content
so you never have to
worry about running
out of space

Dimensions

6.5″ x 4.5″
x 0.34″

Weight

5.98 ounces

Interface
 

5-way controller

 
 
 

Wi-Fi

Free 3G +
Wi-Fi

 

Millions of
books, newspapers,
magazines, audiobooks,
games, and docs

 

Experimental
browser

 

6″ E Ink Pearl

 

2 months

 

4GB on device for
3,000 books

Plus free cloud storage
for all Amazon content
so you never have to
worry about running
out of space

 

6.8″ x 4.7″
x 0.40″

 

7.5 ounces

7.8 ounces

 
 

multi-touch

 

$139.00

 

Wi-Fi

Free 3G +
Wi-Fi

 

Millions of
books, newspapers,
magazines, audiobooks,
games, and docs

 

Experimental
browser

 

6″ E Ink Pearl

 

2 months

 

4GB on device for
3,500 books

Plus free cloud storage
for all Amazon content
so you never have to
worry about running
out of space

 

7.5″ x 4.8″
x 0.34″

 

8.5 ounces

8.7 ounces

 
 

keyboard

$379.00

 

Free 3G

 

Millions of
books, newspapers,
magazines, audiobooks,
games, and docs

 

Experimental
browser

 

9.7″ E Ink Pearl

 

3 weeks

 

4GB on device for
3,500 books

Plus free cloud storage
for all Amazon content
so you never have to
worry about running
out of space

 

10.4″ x 7.2″
x 0.38″

 

18.9 ounces

 
 

keyboard

 

Kindle Fire

 
 

Wi-Fi

 

20 million movies,
TV shows, apps,
games, songs,
books, newspapers,
audiobooks,
magazines, and docs

 

Amazon Silk
cloud-accelerated
browser

 

7″ Vibrant Color IPS

 

8 hours continuous reading or
7.5 hours
video playback

 

8GB on device for
80 apps plus either
10 movies
or 800 songs
or 6,000 books

Plus free cloud storage
for all Amazon content
so you never have to
worry about running
out of space

 

7.5″ x 4.7″
x 0.45″

 

14.6 ounces

 
 

multi-touch

Features

  • Stunning Color Touchscreen

Movies, magazines and children’s books come alive on a 7″ vibrant color touchscreen that delivers 16 million colors in high resolution. Kindle Fire uses IPS (in-plane switching) technology – similar technology to that used on the iPad –

  • 100,000 Movies and TV Shows

Over 100,000 movies and TV shows, including thousands of new releases and your favorite TV shows, are available to stream or download, purchase or rent – all just one tap away.

  • Beautifully Simple and Easy to Use

Designed from the ground up, Kindle Fire’s simple, intuitive interface puts the content you love at your fingertips – spin effortlessly through your recent titles and websites straight from the home screen.

  • Fast Dual-Core Processor

Kindle Fire features a state-of-the-art dual-core processor for fast, powerful performance. Stream music while browsing the web or read books while downloading videos.

  • Your Favorite Apps and Games

Thousands of the most popular apps, including Netflix, HBO GO, Hulu Plus, Pandora, ESPN ScoreCenter, Comics by comiXology and more, plus you’ll get a great paid app for free every day.

  • Free Cloud Storage

Forget about memory – Kindle Fire gives you free storage for all your Amazon digital content in the Amazon Cloud.

  • Parental Controls

New – Protect your kids with new, easy-to-use Parental Controls. Simply add a password in the settings menu to restrict access to web browsing, content purchasing, or your Kindle Fire content libraries.

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