Amazon unveiled recently new editions of its Kindle Fire tablet with an updated internal components and lower prices for the models of the first generation.
After introducing a new version of Kindle Paperwhite earlier this month, the cyber merchant Amazon wants this time to refresh its Kindle Fire HD range with the introduction of a new family called the Kindle Fire HDX.
Available with 7-inch or 8.9-inch, Kindle Fire HDX wants to position itself to face new tablets of the moment or the same level specifications. Indeed, these new devices are powered by a 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 accompanied by a Adreno 330 for graphics and coupled with 2GB of RAM. The 7-inch model has a resolution of 1920 x 800 (323 DPI) against 2560 x 1600 (339 DPI) for the 8.9-inch screen.
Three storage offerings are available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB and tablets may also have a WiFi or WiFi+ 4G connection. Since the device is now available for pre-order in the U.S., Amazon offers a $ 15 rebate for customers agreeing to display advertising on the screen of the machine.
Besides its offer, Amazon Prime is offering, among other things, a premium service delivery and a free bunch of video content access, the company introduced a video service accessible 24h/24h, 365 days a year support. This feature is part of a broader system updates since the Kindle Fire HDX now welcomes Fire OS 3.0 version called Mojito. Users will also find a mechanism similar to Shazam to identify songs content playing or video with information from IMDB for the lyrics of a song scrolling on the screen.
Mojito also offers a new optional layout for the home screen, multitasking and turns off immediately all notifications. The developers also took the opportunity to update the mail client and ship a print module. In addition to improved accessibility, the Kindle Fire HDX provides management tools that enable an administrator to manage access permissions.
Some other new features will also make their appearance in the month of November with the possibility of sending a film of its tablet to its television while continuing to use the Kindle for a secondary activity. Besides the ability to create collections of content (applications, books, newspapers, magazines), the user will be able to archive applications to a storage space online that is only occasionally used. Lastly, this version of Android will enjoy a real support for business use with a data encryption and connection to the VPN.
Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch will be available on October 18th and available at a starting price of $229 for 16GB WiFi version and up to $424 for 64 GB with WiFi+ 4G and without commercials. Sold from November 7, the base model 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX is available at $379 and up to $594 with all the options.
Kindle Fire first generation prices have also fall and are available from 139 dollars and 269 dollars. These remain the same specifications but 7 inch version is currently not available for purchase as it will upgrade to Fire OS 3.0 and will be available again on October 2.
You can compare all the features of the Kindle Fire HD and Fire HDX from this page.