September 6, 2012 | by Natesh Sood
Amazon held a press conference today in which expanding the Kindle Fire line of devices was the main occasion. Amazon plans to compete directly with the Nexus 7 and other tablets such as the iPad by offering devices with various screen sizes and features. For this post, we will be discussing the Amazon Kindle Fire HD in the 7 inch model, 8.9 inch model, and the 8.9 inch 4G LTE model.
To begin, the 7 inch model offers a 7 inch HD 1280×800 resolution display, 16GB of on board memory, 11 hours of battery life, front facing camera, dual-core OMAP processor, WiFi, and bluetooth. The Kindle Fire HD 7 inch model costs $199 and will begin shipping on September 14th. For individuals who wish to pre-order the device, it is currently available for pre-order through Amazon.
The 8.9 inch model features the same internal hardware, but offers a 8.9 inch 1920 x 1200 resolution HD display. In terms of pricing, it will be available for $299 and launches on November 20.
Arguably the most interesting tablet Amazon unveiled today is the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G model. While that is a long title to type, each word conveys some important detail. It retains the same HD display found on the 8.9 inch model, but throws in 4G LTE capabilities. For $49.99 a year, users have access to 250MB of high-speed 4G LTE data from AT&T. In addition, the device comes with 32GB of on board memory and will costs $499 when it launches on November 20.
All three devices are available for pre-order starting today, but the latter two will not begin shipping until November 20.