Amazon's September 6th launch event is underway and we're tracking all the new announcements from the Kindle maker. First up is the brand new Kindle paperwhite ebook reader, which comes with much improved pixel density, better contrast, and a $119 price. The cost rises to $179 if you want the 3G version, with both available to order today and shipping on October 1st. The entry level price for owning a Kindle has been lowered to $69, with deliveries beginning on September 14th.The updated 7-inch Kindle Fire features a faster processor and twice the RAM for just $159; orders begin today and it will ship September 14th. Amazon's also going big with the Kindle Fire HD family that will come in three variants: a 7-inch tablet that will retail starting at $199, an 8.9-inch version for $299, and an LTE-equipped version that will start at $499.
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Just a day after confirming that consumers would be unable to opt-out of the Kindle Fire HD's integrated lockscreen ads, Amazon has reverted its decision.
According to CNET, Amazon has confirmed that the new Kindle Fire line will not offer an option for disabling ads.
Amazon gave the Kindle Fire HD a pretty massive software update — and one of the new features is that Microsoft Bing is set as the default search engine in the Fire HD's Silk browser.
An update to Amazon's Silk browser for the Kindle Fire HD speeds up page loads and adds a new Trending Now section to display a list of most popular sites. Amazon hasn't said whether or not the original Fire will get the update.
The new Kindle Paperwhite lacks the audio features of prior Kindle e-readers, but it doesn't need them to beat the competition.
The Kindle Fire launch signals a new phase in Amazon's evolution as a company, fusing its futures in both tech and retail. Amazon wants to prove that like Apple, it's a serious, innovative technology company.
Amazon's September 6th Kindle event is now available to watch in full.
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Amazon is planning to phase out the 9.7-inch Kindle DX e-reader tablet.
The Kindle Fire and Fire HD are both coming to the UK on October 25th.
The differences here are only skin deep. Amazon's $69 Kindle runs exactly as the previous model but has a newer black aesthetic that more closely aligns itself to the Kindle Paperwhite. The selling point, of course, isn't so much additional features as it is the barrier of entry and convenience of slipping into a bag / pursed / oversized pocket. For those inclined to see the iterative design tweaks, we're here for you. Gallery is below. You're welcome.
All new Kindle Fire models will show Amazon's Special Offers promotions on their lock screens, without an option to opt out.
Amazon stepped up its presence in the tablet market today with the introduction of Kindle Fire HD, an 8.9-inch tablet squarely aimed at high-end competition from Apple, Samsung, and other manufacturers. We've compared the device with a number of other tablets.
Amazon announced a new lineup of Kindles at an event in Los Angeles, and we took the new ebook readers for a test drive.
Amazon announced a number of updates to its Kindle line-up today, but some of the most compelling additions were software elements of the Kindle Fire operating system itself.
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We take a look at Amazon's new 7-inch Kindle Fire HD tablet at its September 6th event. The device features a new, faster TI OMAP 4470 processor.
To go along with the just-announced Kindle Fire HD with 4G LTE connectivity, Amazon announced a new data plan — for $49.99 a year, users will get 250MB per month of data, plus 20GB of cloud storage and a $10 Amazon app store credit.
Amazon has revealed the Kindle Fire HD 7, which has a 7-inch screen but is otherwise nearly identical to the
Amazon is adding audiobooks with Whispersync for Voice to its Kindle Fire tablets, letting readers keep a single bookmark across text and audio versions of the same book. The company is also enabling Immersion Reading, which allows you to follow along in print while the narrator reads the audiobook.
Amazon's going over a variety of new software enhancements for the Kindle Fire HD, and one of those new features is Whispersync for Games.
After making an informal debut in a leaked photo and a televised ad, Amazon's 8.9-inch Kindle Fire is finally official.