Amazon’s spate of Kindle announcements also includes the new generation Kindle Fire. Amazon has lowered the Kindle Fire’s price from $199 to $159 and integrates a faster CPU that promises a 40% bump in performance, 1GB RAM, better battery life and bunch of Kindle Fire-centric features like:
X-Ray for Movies that allows users to check the star cast of the movie without having to leave the movie.
X-Ray for Books works similarly but integrates the book’s glossary in each page with more data sourced from YouTube and Wikipedia.
Immersion Reading enables readers to read as well as listen to the audiobook at the same time.
Whispersync for Voice syncs the Kindle books with audiobooks, allowing readers to switch between from reading to listening from the same point they left off.
Kindle FreeTime is Amazon’s parental control feature that allows users to allocate preset time for various activities on the Kindle like reading, playing games etc. It even supports multiple profiles.
The latest generation Kindle is available for pre-order and will be shipped from September 14.