Yes Sir, Amazon did indeed officially announce and make available (for pre-order) today the new, Amazon Kindle Fire HD. For sub $200 you’ll get this nice little 7″ unit, Dolby Audio, Dual Antenna (fast) WiFi, and 16GB or 32GB flavors – the 32 GB is $249. These are just 2 of the offerings in the new Kindle HD series.
Some of the noteworthy features:
- 1280×800 HD display
- Dolby audio and dual-driver stereo speakers
- Dual-antenna WiFi (apparently 40% faster)
- dual core 1.2 Ghz processor
- front facing camera- think Skype calling
- unlimited cloud storage for your Amazon content (think 22 million movies, audio book, e-books etc…)
- access to Kindle owners lending library and more
- X-Ray for books now extended to the Kindle Fire HD lineup – with X-Ray see all the passages across a book that mention ideas, fictional characters, historical figures, places or topics that interest them, as well as more detailed descriptions from Wikipedia and Shelfari
WOW! umm yah, I’m liking this…
- Kindle Fire HD 7” is available for preorder starting today at www.amazon.com/kindlefirehd7 and will begin shipping on September 14.
- Kindle Fire HD 8.9”, with all of these features plus an ultra-high definition 8.9” screen, and 16 or 32 GB of storage, starts at $299 and is available for preorder starting today at www.amazon.com/kindlefirehd, and will begin shipping on November 20.
- Kindle Fire HD 8.9” 4G, with the most affordable 4G data plan in the world, and 32 or 64 GB of storage, starts at $499 and is available for preorder starting today at www.amazon.com/kindlefirehd4G, and will begin shipping on November 20.
See all the specs – Amazon Takes on the High-End—Introducing the New Kindle Fire HD Family