Amazon’s New Kindle Fire HDs: All You Need To Know [Updates]

amazon logo   Amazons New Kindle Fire HDs: All You Need To Know [Updates]The Internet has been abuzz with all things Amazon. Specifically, all things Kindle. Amazon recently had a giant media event where they went wild and crazy announcing all kinds of new hardware. If you did not follow the constant stream of live-blogs that were all over the Internet, here’s a handy summary of the big announcements in one quick article.

The first announcement, and the one that has most people excited, is the revealing of the Kindle Fire HD with 4G LTE. It will run $499 and feature 32GB of storage space. As far as data is concerned, you can get 150 MB of data through AT&T and 20GB of Amazon’s cloud storage for $50 a year. Amazon made it clear that they are coming after Apple’s iPad, which starts at the same price.

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Amazon also announced the Kindle Fire HD. These models come in two different sizes. The first one features a seven-inch screen and 16GB of memory and will cost $199. Amazon will ship the seven-inch model on September 14. The second model is 8.9-inches and will have the same amount of memory. This model will set you back $299. This one will ship sometime in November.

Amazon also announced the Kindle Paperwhite. It’s a smaller, sleeker version of the regular Kindle. It offers more contrast, more pixels per inch and it has a new capacitive touch screen. It will ship on October 1st and cost $179 with 3G and $119 without.

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Amazon also announced a new parental control feature called FreeTime. It is coming to Fire HD and offers parents an incredible amount of control over how their kids use the device. It allows parents to set all kinds of time limits and fine-tune how the time limits are in place. For example, they can set it so their child can only watch 30 minutes of video per day, but they can read as many books as they want.

Overall, Amazon came over very strong for this event. They are bringing some fantastic hardware to the market that everyone needs to keep an eye on.

Source: AllThingsD

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13 Comments -

GrrGrrr

thanks for the update

Ahmed Khalil

I want to know if it is useful for people outside USA, specially in KSA

Trevor F

Amazon is already taking pre-orders for tentative shipping date November 20th

Jim Spencer

Great piece on the new Kindle, I think I am ready to jump on one! This article cinches my decision, after not knowing how positive the event would be! Keep up the great work guys!

Richard Steven Hack

Two things to note:

1) There are ads displayed on the lock screen and you can’t opt out of them.

2) It’s not standard Android, so you can’t run some common Android programs on them – such as most of Google’s apps. There are apparently ways to run many standard Android programs, however. Google for the methods. I’m sure hackers will figure out how to get around most of the limitations in short order.

For me, tablets still cost too much and don’t offer as much power as a laptop, despite the extra portability, so I’m holding off for now.

Richard Steven Hack

Correction on point one: Amazon has just announced they’ll let you opt out of the “special deals” ads for the life of the device for $15…

Alex Downs

Seems like Fire HD is trying to directly compete with Google Nexus 7, question is which do you people think is better? I honest would probably want to go the route of Nexus 7 for a 7″ tablet.

Ahmed Khalil

Kindel is competing Nexus 7 and Nexus 7 is competing Ipad min and I Pad still on the top with out any competition,
i think the battel still in the first steps.

Peter James Escobar

Seems Competition is on!

Terafall

With more and more device coming to the market,its getting harder to choose the right one for me

Usman Mubashir

sounds cool

Marko Resnik

I am just sad because these devices will not be on the market in my country :(

Andy Wells

Very tempted to buy one