Taking charge of the event, CEO and founder Jeff Bezos, unveiled three Kindle Fire HD devices and revealed an updated version of the existing device 7-inch Kindle Fire.
Among the new tablets is the Kindle Fire HD in two different sizes: 7-inch and 8.9-inch. The 8.9-inch variant boasts of 1920 x 1200 IPS display with a density of 254ppi and as Bezos described, comes with a “laminated touch sensor” that gives 25 per cent less glare. The tablet is powered by a TI OMAP 4470 processor and has an internal storage of 16GB.
The tablet is going to be the first to incorporate MIMO technology with speeds of up to 31 mbps and will have a dual-band 2.4GHz/5GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi chip with two antennae. Some of the other features are dual stereo speakers, HDMI, Bluetooth, and an HD front-facing camera.
When it comes to pricing, the 16GB 7-inch Kindle Fire HD will carry a price tag of $199 and 16GB Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch a tag of $299. The 7-inch tablet will start shipping from September 14 whereas the 8.9-inch variant from November 20. Bezos also unveiled the 32GB Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE that will cost $499.
Amazon also refreshed the standard 7-inch Kindle Fire giving it a new processor, twice the RAM and a “longer battery life”. The tablet that was sold out is available again for order at $159 and will start shipping from September 14.