Amazon’s Kindle seems to have learned a lot from their major rival, Apple, and has focused more on enhancing user experience rather than on earning huge profit margins. With recent additions just announced to the Kindle family, Amazon is quite excited to take the high end with the Kindle Fire HD series.
Nearly a year ago, you must have come across Kindle Fire which quickly became Amazon’s most successful product launch. The Kindle Fire tablet soon earned ten thousand 5-star customer reviews and remained the number one best-selling product on Amazon. Now after seizing 22% of U.S. tablet sales in just nine months, Amazon is back with the high definition Kindle Fire with a hope to spark further interest in Amazon Prime, e-books and other goods and services.
Amazon’s website give you the freedom to place pre-orders for the new releases, including the three versions of the Kindle Fire HD, a 7-inch version for $199, a larger 8.9-inch version for $299, and a 4G LTE-enabled version for $499. You can also order the original version which is announced with a discounted price, a faster CPU and long battery life.
For those of you looking for hardware specs, here’s a bit of information. The Kindle HD devices comes with a TI OMAP 4470 dual core CPU inside, dual stereo speakers, a front camera, Dolby Sound, faster Wi-Fi and 1 GB of RAM. Data plans, however, vary between the HD versions but one thing’s for sure- Amazon is giving a 20GB of cloud storage and $10 of app store credit.
Most of you won’t feel that the Amazon Kindle HD gives a pure Android experience like the Nexus 7 but is quite impressive for those looking for a lower price point tablet. Exclusive features such as X-Ray for Movies, X-Ray for Textbooks, Immersion Reading, Whispersync for Voice, Whispersync for Games and Kindle FreeTime, make Kindle HD a striking package.