In the past few months, there have been loads of rumors and reports about Amazon planning to bring out a Smartphone of its own to compete with other OEMs but instead the company has today announced the launch of 2 new tablets. First, the company has refreshed the Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablet and also announced the launch of the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX tablet with some very impressive specifications. First up is the Amazon’s refreshed Kindle Fire HD which arrives with a 7 inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels which is a little better than last year’s Kindle Fire HD.
The tablet is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor which is coupled with 1 GB of RAM and the device will be available in 8 GB and 16 GB storage options. The refreshed Amazon Kindle Fire HD runs on the new Fire OS 3.0 Mojito which is based on Android Jelly Bean OS and is debuting with the launch of the new tablets. Connectivity wise the tablet will support Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB 2.0 and 3.5mm audio jack and have a battery life of 10 hours with mixed usage. The new Amazon Kindle Fire HD starts at $139 for the 8 GB version and would ship in US starting from October 2nd.
Next up is the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX tablet which is here to blow us all as the tablet has a 7 inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 (full-HD) pixels and is powered by the powerful 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor coupled with 2 GB of RAM and have 16, 32 and 64 GB storage options. The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX will run on Fire OS 3.0 Mojito which is based on Android Jelly Bean OS and has an HD front facing camera. The connectivity options include 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0 and 3.5mm audio jack along with sensors like Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope.
The battery life of the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX is pegged at 17 hours while reading and 11 hours with various uses. The tablet starts at $299 while the 4G variant starts at $329 and they will ship from October 18th and November 14th respectively in the US.
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