Amazon was one of the first companies to commercialize Android tablet at no cost, meaning they didn’t make a profit off the hardware. The Kindle Fire was released a year after Steve Jobs routed the market with the first generation of iPad at $400.
Amazon Kindle Fire became the hope of people who could not afford the beautiful and innovative Apple iPad slate. Amazon used the Kindle Fire to market its eBook store, even though, the device is more than just an eBook reader. This brought a turnaround for the Android tablet boosting it into the high sales market.
Introduction of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and HDX
With an initial plan of marketing its eBook store, Amazon has successfully found itself in the tablet industry, on Wed, it announced the successors of the Kindle Fire lineage and by the time you complete reading this review, you would have known that the Kindle Fire has just been turned to Kindle Ablaze still at no cost.
Kindle Fire HD – The base model
The base model of the new Kindle Fire HD is a 7-inch slate that offers a display of 1280 x 800, a 1.5GHz dual core processor, dual band Wi-Fi, and dual Dolby Digital Plus speakers running the new “Mojito” – Fire OS 3.0. This feature does not seem to have much for a standard tablet, but at $139 for the 8GB model and $169 for the 8GB model, this is more than just an awesome deal, be tempted to opt in.
Kindle Fire HDX – The stars of the show
For you who are a little more bucked, Amazon amazes the market with the HDX models and you can ditch the base model.
The Kindle Fire HDX arrives both in the 7-inch and 8.9-inch model, both which features processors of 2.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 800, the biggest baby of Qualcomm presently in market. They have the backing of a 2GB RAM with dual band Wi-Fi, dual speakers (Dolby), and a front facing HD camera with a display offering pure sRGB color reproduction.
Kindle Fire HDX – 7-inch
The 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX will arrive with 1920 x 1200 displays with 323ppi pixel density. Amazon has promised a 17hours battery life on reading and 11 hours on multimedia for this device.
Price will go according to your desired model.
- 16GB will cost $229
- 32GB for $269
- 64GB goes for $309
- Both AT&T and Verizon will offer the 4G LTE model as you add $100 to whichever model you select.
Kindle Fire HDX – 8.9 inch
The 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HDX moved to 2560 x 1600 beating even the Nexus 10 hands down in display, its pixel density is 339 ppi awesome features of large tablets. Besides the HD front camera, it has a rear facing camera with 8MP that can shoot at 1080p. As big and featured as it is, it saves battery with an extra hour than the 7-inch Fire HDX and is 34% lighter than its predecessor.
- 16GB model goes for $379
- 32GB model for $429
- 64GB model for $479
- You will add an extra $100 to get the 4G LTE model for whichever option you select on both AT&T and Verizon.
A brief glance into the Fire OS 3.0 “Mojito”
The previous Kindle Fire run on Amazon’s fork of Android, Mojito is an upgraded version of this featuring new stuff for Kindle users.
The first is the optimization of performance and touch latency to take advantage of the new hardware and for a better experience on these new slates.
Amazon tech support departments give you a Mayday button which enables you to connect with them 24/7/365 free of charge. Just within 15 seconds of pressing the button, you are quickly connected with a representative who completely takes over for you or helping you with issues by drawing on your display, you will also be able to see the rep, isn’t this incredible?
The X-Ray shows brief information about the show or movie you are watching and the music your are hearing.
With the second screen option, you will be able to send video to stream on a TV while you continue with an urgent assignment on your tablet.
Quick Switch is a new multitasking system which allows you to use gestures.
Note this; all the software on this tablet comes with advert and if this is a big deal for you, you may have to spend another $15 to opt out completely, you had better add this into the cost when buying your selected option model.
The most beautiful of all is that Amazon is offering some really good device hardware at very competitive cost, if the fork of Android without the Play Store does not bothers you; you’d better go make a pre-order and join the blaze at Amazon.
These are the date scheduled for the release line up of Kindle Fire HD and HDX
- Kindle Fire HD – October 2
- Kindle Fire HDX 7 inch – October 18
- Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 inch – November 7
- Kindle Fire HDX 7 inch (4G LTE) – November 14
- Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 inch (4G LTE) – December 10
Let us know how curious you are and which model you will prefer in the comment section.
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