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8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD tablets become available according to a press release on the Amazon official website. The price tag of 16-gigabyte version of the tablet is $299 while 32-gigabyte version cost $369. Sales of 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD with LTE support will start a week later and will be more expensive. A version with 32 gigabytes of internal memory may cost $499, and a 64 GB – $599.
8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD powered by dual-core OMAP 4479 1.5 GHz processor and has a 1GB of RAM. The tablet comes with high resolution 1920×1200 pixels display with 254ppi density. 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD could run on battery power about 10 hours. The tablet weighs 567 grams and equipped by a micro-USB connector and micro-HDMI. The Wi-Fi of the device is accelerated by using double antenna and MIMO technology.
Kindle Fire HD is running on modified Android 4.0 operating system. Amazon has developed its own tablet shell and Silk browser. Applications could be downloaded from the Amazon Appstore.
Amazon announced Kindle Fire HD tablets in early September 2012. 7-inch tablet was available in mid-September. The shipping of 8.9-inch devices was expected on November 20, but Amazon began shipping the device ahead of schedule.
According to Digitimes Research combined sales of recently released 7 and 8.8-inch models of Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablets should reach 5 million units before the end of the year.
Digitimes Research forecast based on the analysis of components shipment. The shipment of 7-inch Kindle Fire HD components started in July. According to Digitimes Research half a million of 7-inch Kindle Fire HD will be shipped in September and about a million units in October. Overall sales of 7-inch Kindle Fire HD should reach 2.9 million units at the end of the year.
Monthly shipments of 8.9-inch model of Kindle Fire HD may reach one million units. Overall sales of 8.9-inch model of Kindle Fire HD tablets should reach 2.2 million devices.
Amazon may sale from 3.5 to 4 million 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD tablets before the release of the next version of Kindle Fire.
7-inch Kindle Fire HD tablets are currently available. The tablet powered by dual core 1.2 GHz processor, has 1 GB of RAM and microHDMI slot, equipped by frontal camera, supports superfast Dual-Band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. 7-inch Kindle Fire HD tablet comes with high quality IPS dispaly with resolution of 1280×800 pixels and superior quality Dolby Audio. The price on the model with 16GB storage is $199. 32GB model is also available for $249.
September 6th on the special event Amazon introduced next generation of popular Kindle devices including new models of Kindle bookreaders – Kindle Paperwhite with built-in front light.
This anxiously awaiting feature allows read books in dark environment. 6-inch Kindle Paperwhite equipped with 4 led lights hidden under the frame. Lights could be turned on and off whenever it is necessary.
Kindle Paperwhite display comes with density of 212 pixels per inch. Kindle Paperwhite has more clear, contrast and sharp touch screen in comparison to previous models.
Kindle Paperwhite weighs slightly more than two hundred grams and can operate on battery power for up to eight weeks. Amazon Kindle Paperwhite comes with 2GB of internal memory, 1.25 GB of the memory intended for customer usage.
The device will be available in two versions. One of them will support Wi-Fi only and the other will support both Wi-Fi and cellular 3G networks. The prices on Amazon Kindle Paperwhite are $119 and $179 respectively. Amazon provides free 3G wireless traffic while using Kindle Paperwhite.
Sales of Kindle Paperwhite will start in October 2012.
Apart from Paperwhite, Amazon updated the current version of Kindle book reader by adding new fonts and providing faster page turns. The price on this device dropped from $79 to $69 U.S..
Amazon is not the first company that released the reader with the backlight. Similar feature have in particular Sony PRS-700BC and Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight.
Amazon is developing next generation Kindle Fire 2 tablet in response to recent introduction of Google Nexus 7 tablet.
A few weeks ago Google introduced its first tablet – Google Nexus 7. Google Nexus 7 tablet features modern powerful components and latest Android operating system. In addition the tablet has an attractive price tag of $200. Google Nexus 7 tablet become one of the main competitors of popular low-cost Android-devices Amazon Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook.
Amazon Kindle Fire was introduced at the end of 2011 and quickly become popular due to the attractive design, convenient user interface and giant collection of digital content by Amazon. Since then Amazon is developing next generation of Kindle Fire tablets.
Some analysts believe that Amazon developing three new 7-inch Kindle Fire models and one model with 8.9-inch display. Such information based on the analysis of supply chain of components required for assembling the next generation of Kindle Fire.
Based on the analysis the following models are expected:
- 7-inch Kindle Fire 2 with the screen resolution of 1024×600 pixels and no camera. Release and manufacturing of this model expected in August;
- 7-inch Kindle Fire 2 with the screen resolution of 1280×800 pixels and built-in camera. Release and manufacturing of this model expected in August;
- 7-inch Kindle Fire 2 with the screen resolution of 1280×800 pixels, built-in camera and 4G support. Release and manufacturing of this model expected in August;
- 8.9-inch Kindle Fire 2 with the screen resolution of 1920×1200 pixels. Release and manufacturing of this model expected at the end of 2012.
According to above mentioned expectations Amazon Kindle Fire will remain the main competitor of Google Nexus 7 on 7-inch tablet market. Another powerful player Apple iPad mini may come later in October 2012.
If provided technical details are accurate then some models of Kindle Fire 2 may attract customers with 4G support and better resolution of 8.9-inch display. Amazon Kindle Fire 2 7-inch models display density expected to be 216 PPI – the same as Google Nexus 7 tablet has. Such resolution is quite competitive with the latest iPad 264 PPI. The current generation of Kindle Fire has a value 170 PPI.
Currently there is no information about what processors will be used in next generation of Kindle Fire. The most analysts say that it could be either Texas Instruments OMAP or 4-core NVIDIA Tegra 3.
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Electronic book readers – favorite books and important documents in one compact device.
New generation of electronic book readers could make travelers life more comfortable by providing instant access to favorite books, personal, travel and business documents. The majority of them are capable to connect to the internet via Wi-Fi but only few of them could connect through 3G cellular network. The most notable electronic book readers are Amazon Kindle Touch and Nook Simple Touch. Both of them equipped by convenient touch screens and very light and compact. Powered by E-ink technology electronic book readers could run incredibly long time on one charge. For instance Amazon Kindle Touch could run up to 2 months on single battery charge with wireless off and half an hour reading per day. Taking into account massive selection of books, text to speech and 3G connectivity capabilities Amazon Kindle Touch definitely deserves leading positions on the electronic book readers market. In addition to above mentioned Amazon Kindle have experimental but working web browser, supports audio books and MP3 and most importantly 3G model of the device provides internet connectivity via 3G for free. No contracts and no monthly fees and it does work GLOBALLY. It is extremely important feature for frequent global travelers. You can download your books and documents anytime, anywhere. Electronic book readers are especially good on beach vacation. The latest E-ink screens provide superior quality reading experience on light and sunny places – no eye strain or glare.
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