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Amazon Officially Announces New Tablets; 8.9" Kindle Fire HD & More

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    Amazon Officially Announces New Tablets; 8.9" Kindle Fire HD & More


    Amazon just had their press event and officially announced a few products. They have the new Kindle Fire HD 7-inch and the Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch. Here's a breakdown below:

    Kindle Fire HD 8.9-Inch - Shipping November 20th for $299.99! (There will also be a 4G LTE Version of the 8.9" Kindle Fire HD, which will include 32GB Storage and will sell for $499.99)
    • Built-in WiFi Enhancement tech - MIMO (multiple-input and multiple-output) technology - the software selects the antenna that has less fading - two-antennas to cut down on interference (5GHz band and another that runs on the standard 2.4GHz band) - device buffering - The WiFi is 41 percent faster than the iPad 3
    • Dolby Digital Plus Audio - Stereo Speakers
    • TI OMAP 4470 CPU
    • 8.9 inch display, 254ppi - 1920 x 1200 - The touch sensor is laminated -- 25 % less glare. Sharper, clearer, better contrast - It's got a new polarizing filter on it to cut down on glare and increase the viewing angle
    • 8.8mm, 20 ounces
    • Looks similar to the old Fire
    • Front facing HD camera and customized Skype App
    • 16GB Storage
    • Double the RAM of last Kindle Fire (1GB to be precise)
    • Battery lasts longer and performance is 44 percent faster.
    • Multiple Unique Software Enhancements (especially some related to Amazon's ecosystem, including music, movies, books and games)

    Kindle Fire HD 7-Inch - Available September 14th for $199.99!
    • Built-in WiFi Enhancement tech - MIMO (multiple-input and multiple-output) technology - the software selects the antenna that has less fading - two-antennas to cut down on interference (5GHz band and another that runs on the standard 2.4GHz band) - device buffering - The WiFi is 41 percent faster than the iPad 3
    • Dolby Digital Plus Audio - Stereo Speakers
    • TI OMAP 4470 CPU
    • 7 inch display (similar specs to the larger model above)
    • Looks similar to the old Fire
    • Front facing HD camera and customized Skype App
    • 16GB Storage
    • Double the RAM of last Kindle Fire (1GB to be precise)
    • Battery lasts longer and performance is 44 percent faster.
    • Multiple Unique Software Enhancements (especially some related to Amazon's ecosystem, including music, movies, books and games)

    There is a third device that is a new variation of the original Kindle eReader. It is called the Kindle Paperwhite, and has a new front-lit eReader with Amazonís latest E-Ink display. It will have a black and white touchscreen E-Ink display with 25% better contrast than previous-generation Kindles and 212 pixels per inch. It will be priced at $159.99, (hence the confusion earlier about prices).

    Correction from above: Apparently, we still didn't quite have the facts 100% straight. Yes, there is going to be a new eReader called the Kindle Paperwhite, but the device for $159.99 will actually be an enhanced version of the current Kindle Fire (effectively a Kindle Fire 2). We are still unsure as to the price of the eReader.


    Source: Engadget
    Last edited by dgstorm; 09-06-2012 at 03:16 PM.

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    Looks like this forum is going to get popular again real soon

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    Heck yeah!

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    A 4g LTE Kindle Fire 8.9, quad core , etc etc?
    That's super sweet!

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    And only $49.99/yr for the 250MB/Mo. That's a deal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skydog View Post
    And only $49.99/yr for the 250MB/Mo. That's a deal!
    That may be the ammo I need to convince my wife to upgrade from her iPad1 3g. She loathes paying the $15 each time she needs data on it, about 4 times a year.
    I wonder whose LTE it will be though. ATT LTE isn't here yet but their whatever they call the old network works just fine and that is still better than pre pay rates she has now on the iPad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skydog View Post
    And only $49.99/yr for the 250MB/Mo. That's a deal!
    My ATT data plan is : 200 MB/month and it cost $15/month/

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainbikermark View Post
    A 4g LTE Kindle Fire 8.9, quad core , etc etc?
    That's super sweet!

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    No, it's still a DUAL core, the spec is on amazon website.

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    The 4470 is a dual core?
    http://www.arctablet.com/blog/featur...omap-4470-cpu/

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainbikermark View Post
    The 4470 is a dual core?
    Quick look at the Texas Instruments TI OMAP 4470 CPU, Kindle Fire HD CPU | ARCTABLET NEWS

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    The specs on Amazon's site list a 1.5 Ghz dual core. What a disappointment. I've been spoiled with my Nexus 7.

 

 
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