Expanding the Kindle lineup, Amazon yesterday unveiled three attractively priced Kindle Fire HD tablets. The 7-inch Kindle HD is priced at $199 and comes with a 1280×800 resolution display, dual-stereo speakers with Dolby audio, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, front-facing HD camera with video chatting, dual-band Wi-Fi and the new Kindle Fire-centric features mentioned below. The Kindle Fire HD 7-inch is up for pre-order in 16GB and 32GB capacities for $199 and $249 respectively. The tablet will ship September 14.
Moving up the ladder is the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD which is similar in most fronts to the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD version but distinguishes itself with a 1920×1200 HD display and a slightly faster 1.5GHz dual-core processor.
The Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch can be pre-ordered now for $299 (16GB) and $369 (32GB) and will ship on November 20.
The last Kindle Fire tablet to be revealed was the 4G LTE variant of the Kindle Fire 8.9-inch. For a price of $499, Amazon doubles the storage from the entry-level Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch and includes 4G LTE connectivity that costs an additional $50, which includes 250MB of data per month for the next 12 months. The 4G variant will come in 32GB and 64GB options for a price of $499 and $599.
Kindle Fire exclusive features:
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.