Archive | 7 September 2012

Amazon renews its Kindle lineup: Kindle Fire HD

With the new Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon presented also the all new Kindle Fire HD, in three different models:

  • The Fire HD;
  • Fire HD 8,9″;
  • Fire HD 8,9 4G LTE Wireless.

All of these features a front facing HD camera with free Skype calls, and integration with Facebook, Twitter and email services such as Google, Yahoo! Hotmail (now But now, let’s start with the first one.

Fire HD

The Kindle Fire HD will be first to be shipped. It features a 7″ 1280×800 HD IPS display covered with Gorilla Glass, 1GB of RAM, 16/32Gb of internal storage (no more 8GB!), HD videocamera with Dolby surround speakers and a 1,2Ghz dual-core processor with Imagination PowerVR 3D graphics for an immersive experience running Android (but heavily customized from Amazon). Plus it has a double-band antenna which allows 40% more speed in download than the New iPad. Speaking of ports, the Kindle HD has a microUSB, a microHDMI and jack for earphones. It starts with a price point of 199$ for the 16GB Fire HD and 249$ for the 32GB one.

Fire HD 8,9″

The second version the Kindle features a wider 8,9″ 1920×1200 Full HD IPS display, also covered with Gorilla Glass. The processor is slighly faster with 1,5Ghz instead of 1,2Ghz than the 7″ Fire HD. Nothing changes about Wi-Fi speed (dual-band) and audio speakers with Dolby surround. The Fire HD 8,9″ will be avialable in 16GB (299$) or 32GB (369$) configurations.

Fire HD 8,9″ LTE wireless

Last (but absolutely not the least) comes the Fire 8,9″ with blazing fast LTE technology support. Features a 8,9″ 1920×1200 Full HD IPS display covered with Gorilla Glass. The processor is the equal to the one on the Fire HD 8,9″ (1,5 Ghz with PowerVR 3D graphics), same thing for the Wi-Fi dual-band and Dolby Surround. The Fire HD 8,9″ LTE will be available in both 32GB (499$) or 64GB (599$)

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Amazon renews its Kindle lineup: Paperwhite

The CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos introduced the new Kindle Fire HD and the new Kindle Paperwhite, made specifically for ebooks. Let’s start with this one.

The Paperwhite

The Paperwhite, unlike the previous models, has 25% more contrast and the new displays have 60% more pixels than before, making every letter more crispy and sharp. Plus, it has a brand-new backlit screen that automatically detects the low light areas and adapt it for a more comfortable reading. It features 6 text fonts in 8 adjustable sizes. About the storage, there are 2GB internally (1,25Gb can be used from the user), which holds about 1.100 books. Not to mention the free online cloud storage for all the Amazon contents.

Now let’s talk about the battery life. The Kindle Paperwhite can “stand” for 8 weeks, with a 30-min reading per day, the Wi-Fi turned off and the front light on at setting 10. In a few words, more than 1,5 months!

The Paperwhite will be shipped in two different version and it will available October 1st: the Wi-Fi model priced at 119$, and the 3G one priced at 179$.

If you want to know more, you can visit the official page on the website.

Coming next, the Kindle Fire HD! If you want, here’s the commercial of the Paperwhite.

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