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Amazon announces three new tablets

by on18 September 2014

$99 quad 6 inch to $379 Snapdragon 805

Amazon has just released three new tablets starting with the $99 priced 6-inch Kindle Fire HD6. This is a 6-inch tablet that comes with 8GB ($99) and 16GB ($119) of storage with special offers.

Kindle Fire HD6 starts at $99

Add $15 for the ad-free version without special offers. It comes with a 1280x800 252ppi 6-inch display and a "new quad processor” clocked at up to 1.5GHz. It comes with two 1.5GHz cores and two 1.2 GHz clocked cores. It should be twice as fast as the predecessor in CPU performance and up to three time faster in graphicss. It comes with a 2-megapixel rear camera and a front camera of unknown megapixel count. Of course they will let you watch Amazon Prime for one month for free.


You can pre-order one in black, magenta, white, citrus and cobalt and they will ship in October 16th just in time for Xmas. There is also the Fire HD7, a 7 inch version that shares the exact specification and starts at $139 for 8 GB and $159 for 16GB. The Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet comes in 6 inch ($149) and 7 inch ($189) sizes. It comes in blue, green and pink ruggedized kid proof cases. Many of you are well aware that small children tend to drop tablets on a regular basis.

Kindle Fire HD for Kids 



This tablet targets kids and will offer access to over 5000 kid-friendly titles via Amazon FreeTime Unlimited. This subscription is valid for a year. Amazon is slim on the exact specification but it claims an HD display, front and rear camera as well as Dolby Digital audio. There is no kid tablet without good parent control so you can limit the video time, reading time and overall tablet use. It also comes with 2-year worry free guarantee and Amazon will replace the broken ones, no questions asked.

The Fire HDX 8.9 is the biggest and most powerful one. It starts at $379 for 16GB, $429 for 32GB and $479 for 64GB all with special offers. If cost you just $15 to get them without ads.


Fire HDX 8.9 packs Snapdragon 805 SoC



It comes with a 2560x1600 screen and 339ppi and with 13.2 ounces it should be 20 percent lighter than the iPad Air. It comes with a Snapdragon 805 SoC clocked at 2.5GHz, Adreno 420 graphics and 2GB RAM. It has an 8-megapixel rear camera and a front facing 720p camera for HD calls. You can use Kindle specific features such as Firefly and Mayday.

In case you want the LTE version of the tablet it will set you back for $529 for the 32GB and $579 for the 64GB version. It will ship on October 21st but you can pre-order them today.

Last modified on 18 September 2014
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