Amazon is going big in 2012, after last year launch where they announced a first 7 inch Android tablet, this year the giant retailer launched not 1 but 2 such Android tablets. Just minutes ago in an event held in Santa Monica (photo above by Amazon), the CEO Jeff Bezos announced a pair of new Kindle Fire HD tablets. A 8.9″ tablet that’s only 8.8mm thin, sporting a FullHD (1920×1200 resolution, 254 ppi) display, TI OMAP 4470 processor, Imagination PowerVR 3D GPU, stereo speakers, on single front-facing HD camera, and it is the first tablet with MIMO (a dual-band receiver 2.4GHz , 5GHz) technology, which according to Amazon makes their 8.9 inch tablet WiFi at least 40% faster than the latest Apple iPad.
The new 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HD (16GB storage model) will begin shipping November 20th for $299 or if yor into 4G LTE there’s a second version sporting such technology available on the same mentioned above shipping date, which includes 250MB/month of data from AT&T with 32GB storage instead of 16GB for $499.
There’s also a 7 inch Kindle Fire HD version that’s coming with 40% more CPU power, double the RAM, longer battery life and it even costs $40 less than the original Kindle Fire – $159 when Amazon will start shipping it on September 14.
We havent heard anything about recently rumored Amazon smartphone.