Amazon introduces 5 new members to the Kindle family

19 Sep

Without the usual build up Seattle-based Amazon released 5 new members of the Kindle family. The new line up consist of 3 tablets, including Amazon’s first kids edition, and 2 e-readers. The five Kindles are now available for pre-order and will ship next month in plenty of time for the start of holiday shopping.

The flagship of the new Kindle’s is the Fire HDX 8.9 will run the Fire os4 based on on Android’s latest operating system KitKat. The new OS will feature the new firefly technology that Amazon introduced, in June, on their Fire smartphone, the new family library that allows family member to link their Kindle accounts together, profile so that each person can have their own customized profile on the tablet and several more features that will make experience enjoyable.

Some of the other specifications of the HDX 8.9 are a 2500 x 1600 resolution with 339ppi (pixels per inch), a blazing fast 2.5 GHz quad-core processor, an HD front-facing and 8 megapixel rear-facing cameras and dual-antennas for faster wi-fi conductivity. The HDX 8.9 comes in 5 versions 16, 32 and 64GB each with or without special offers and start at $379.

The team has packed an incredible amount of technology and innovation into the new Fire HDX—an exclusive HDX display, a powerful quad-core processor, a 70% faster graphics engine, exceptional audio with Dolby Atmos, and the fastest Wi-Fi—and it’s still startlingly light,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Founder and CEO, in a press release. “Fire HDX combines best-in-class hardware with exclusive features and services from Fire OS 4 including Firefly, the Mayday button, Family Library, ASAP, and more.

The new kids edition of the Kindle Fire tablet comes in both a 6 and 7-inch versions in either green, blue or pink. Both of these tablets come with a 2 year warranty that your child breaks it Amazon will replace it at no cost. The tablets come with freetime unlimited and parental controls to make sure that your children will only be viewing age appropriate apps, movies and books. Just because the tablets carry the label kids edition they still come fully featured with a quad-core processor, front and rear-facing cameras and the same Dolby audio system as the rest of the Kindle family. The 6-inch version sells for $149 and the 7-inch is $189.

The third of the new tablets is the Kindle Fire HD 6-inch that starts at $99. With the low price tag you might think that it doesn’t have all the features. That is not the case as it still boost a 1280 x 800 resolution with a 252 pixel density, a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and a VGA front-facing and 2 megapixel rear-facing cameras.

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