Thursday 6 September 2012

Amazon's new Kindle Fire line-up!

   This September the tech world has come out in force and today Amazon has to match the announcements from Motorola and Nokia yesterday!

   As you can see in the picture above there are a few new variants of the new Kindles. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is a particular stand out in this bunch because there's a fantastic 1920 x 1200 display which equates to 254 ppi!

   Conveniently CNET has already posted all of the details for all the tablets and the info is all below!!!
"We're happy to see a richer, sharper screen on the Kindle Fire HD. The smaller, 7-inch Kindle Fire HD has a 1,280x800-pixel screen resolution, and the two 8.9-inch versions have a 1,920x1,200-pixel HD resolution (254ppi).

The displays features the Advanced True Wide polarizing filter and a fused (laminated) touch sensor that Amazon says will reduce glare by 25 percent while maintaining rich color and contrast from the gamut of viewing angles. We love testing out claims like this. Apple's iPad Retina Display will be hard to beat, but the Kindle Fire HD won't necessarily have to offer that same precision to be a success, though with the higher price point for the larger screens, it'll be trickier.

Amazon has also enhanced the original Kindle Fire's interface, adding faster navigation, smoother animations, and more customization options.

In addition to the screen size, the 8.9-inch models of the Kindle Fire HD family will run on an Texas Instruments OMAP 4470 processor(the 7-inch features an OMAP 4460) that Amazon claims is much faster than Nvidia's Tegra 3 quad-core chipset. There will certainly be a moment of truth when we test that out in our labs here.

There's a brand-new front-facing HD camera, and Dolby Digital Plus that will pump music on two speakers. As much as we love Dolby, we're skeptical that the name brand will make a discernible difference on such tiny speakers.

The smallest of the three Kindle Fire HDs has a rated 11 hours of battery life.

   On top of all of this the original Kindle Fire is now available for those of us in the UK and will be £129, whereas the new Kindle Fire HD will set you back £159.

   All of these are great additions to Amazon's line-up and it's great to see that the company is pushing into new markets!


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