Amazon announced their all-new tablet, the Kindle Fire HDX, which features a low-glare HD display with over 2 million pixels. The 2.2GHz processor is a major upgrade over the previous Fire model and increases performance 3x. A front facing 720p HD camera allows for Skype calls over Wi-Fi or the optional 4G LTE data plans from AT&T and Verizon. Available in 7″ and 8.9″ screen sizes and with 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB storage options – the Kindle Fire HDX starts at $229.
PRE-ORDER (RELEASES 10/18): STARTING AT $229
Amazon just introduced their new three model tablet range, the Kindle Fire HD. The 7″ Wi-Fi model retains the attractive $199 price point of the original Kindle Fire, but now two 8.9″ tablets are also being offered. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G model is priced at $499 (Wi-Fi only is $299), includes 20GB of cloud storage, and a full year of 4G data will only set you back $49.99. The 8.9″ HD display is powered by a 1.5Ghz dual-core processor with Imagination PowerVR 3D graphics core and the tablet also features a front-facing HD camera that’s perfect for Skyping. As you’d expect from any tablet these days, each Kindle Fire HD model will provide access to web browsing, movies, music, social media, email, apps, and games. Ships on November 20th, but is available for pre-order now.
GET IT: STARTING AT $199
Featuring a full color 7″ touch screen display and attractive $199 price point, the Kindle Fire may be the first device to put a dent in the iPad’s dominant tablet market share. Compatible with popular apps, the Fire will also allow you to surf the web, watch movies, read books, listen to music and more. Best of all, you can forget about storing all your media – it links up to Amazon Cloud storage at no extra charge. Releasing November 15th it is now available for pre-order and we suspect it to fly off the shelves, so order yours now if you’re interested.
GET IT: $199
While the Frachelli team thinks that the iPad is the best invention since the air conditioner, there are still reasons to buy a Kindle. Small and lightweight, the Kindle is a great reading device. The lack of backlighting makes it easy on the eyes and it also produces no glare – so you can read outdoors. The new model produces 50% better contrast and the device incredibly makes the electronic screen look like real paper. Storing up to 3,500 books and boasting a 2 month battery life, the Kindle is an extremely convenient way to store and use a library. If dad is a big reader, the new Kindle 3G will make a great Father’s Day gift.
GET IT: $165