) has unveiled a new version and a new price of the seven-inch
Kindle Fire along with a high-end tablet designed to compete
head-on with Apple's (NASDAQ:
) iPad. In fact, the company unveiled four Kindle Fire devices,
that claimed Amazon was building multiple tablets.
The standard, seven-inch Kindle Fire has been upgraded with a
faster processor, double the RAM, longer battery life, and a snazzy
new price -- $159.99.
The $199 price tag remains in place for the seven-inch Kindle
Fire HD, while the all-new 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD will retail for
$299. The latter device comes packaged with a
1920x1200, 254ppi display
, a front-facing camera for making Skype video calls (among other
things), and an OMAP 4470 processor from Texas Instruments (NYSE:
) that reportedly outperforms NVIDIA's (NASDAQ:
) Tegra 3 processor.
Amazon did not stop there. Although the company failed to
announce the reportedly confirmed Kindle Fire smartphone, the
online retail giant went the extra mile and unveiled a $499 tablet
that supports 4G LTE. Better still, Amazon is launching a new
service that will provide users with 250MB of data (per month),
20GB of cloud storage, and a $10 Amazon Appstore Credit for $49.99
Last but not least, Amazon unveiled the
Kindle Paperwhite, the first e-reader to feature the so-called
"paperwhite display." In short, the company said that it had to
build this display from the ground up to provide a clearer,
sharper, and more enjoyable reading experience with 25 percent more
contrast and 62 percent more pixels. This new Kindle comes in two
varieties -- 3G ($179) and Wi-Fi ($119).
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