This morning, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled new Kindle Fire models. We had two KindleBoards members at the briefing! Here's the scoop:
Kindle Fire HD
Amazon link: Amazon Kindle family
- Display: 7" and 8.9" models available, HD, 254 pixels per inch, 1920x1200 resolution
- HD front-facing camera
- Size: 8.8mm thin
- Weight: 20 ounces
- Processor: OMAP 4470
- 5GZ WiFi, and two antennas
- Sound: dual stereo speakers, Dolby Digital Plus
- Memory: 16GB
- HDMI out
- Whispersync works across e-book and audio-book versions
- Whispersync works for games; stores unlocked gaming levels in the cloud
- "Immersion reading" - watch the text as the audio-book plays
- X-ray for movies: tap a character in the movie to see who the actor is.
- X-ray for textbooks: with smart glossaries, Wikipedia links, and YouTube videos
- New e-mail app; Facebook app
- Parental controls with Kindle Freetime time-limit mode
- With 4G LTE version, you get 250MB of data per month plus 20GB of cloud storage
- Kindle Fire 7", 16GB - $199 - ships November 20th. Order today.
- Kindle Fire 8.9" 16GB - $299 - ships November 20th. Order today.
- Kindle Fire HD with 4G LTE, 32GB - $499 - ships November 20th. Order today.
See the entire Kindle line-up on Amazon's Kindle page. And join in our forum discussions about the announcements!