Amazon has introduced its third generation of Kindle Fire tablets. The affordable Kindle Fire HD has also been updated. The third generation Kindle Fire will be available in a 7-inch and an 8.9-inch model and is called Kindle Fire HDX.
Both the 7-inch and 8.9-inch HDX devices feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, clocked at 2.2 GHz and accompanied by 2 GB of memory and either 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB of storage capacity. 4G is available as an option for both models. The devices run Amazon's Fire OS 3.0 'Mojito', which is based on Android 4.2.2.
The display of the 7-inch model has a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution; resulting in a pixel density of 323 pixels per inch. The 7-inch HDX has a single camera, positioned on the front of the device. Amazon claims that the battery will last an average of 11 hours. The new tablet is nine millimetres thick and weighs 303 grams (WiFi) or 311 grams (4G). The Kindle Fire HDX 7" is available at a price of $229.
The 8.9-inch version has a 2560x1600 resolution, or 339 pixels per inch. On this model, a camera can be found on both sides of the tablet, with the one on the back having an 8 megapixel sensor. The tablet is 7.8 millimetres thick and weighs 374 grams (WiFi) or 384 grams (4G). The battery should last an average of 12 hours and recommended prices start at $379 for the WiFi version.
Lastly, Amazon has updated its Kindle Fire HD 7-inch, which now features a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor. The screen has a 1280x800 pixel resolution and the tablet lasts roughly 10 hours on a single charge. It's 10.6 mm thick and weighs about 345 grams. Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 7-inch 8 GB costs $139, the 16 GB version is set to cost $169.