Amazon announces 7 and 8.9 inch Amazon Kindle Fire HDX tablets

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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX

Amazon introduced today to the public the all new Kindle Fire tablets family, which consists of Kindle Fired HDX 7 and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9.

Both Kindle Fire HDX tablets come with at least Full HD 1920×1080 screen resolution on the 7 inch model (323 PPI) and 2560×1600 on the 8.9 inch model (339 PPI). Both of which are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2GHz, backed up by an Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB of RAM and a customized version of Android, which Amazon calls Fire OS 3.0 “Mojito.” Users will also get around 11 hours of battery life out of these two tablets and 17 hours of reading time.

The new Kindle Fire HDX are both packed with many updates on the software side, including new Email app, Calendar app, and productivity apps, X-Ray for Music, Second Screen, and, in addition to streaming, Kindle Fired HDX owners will be able to download Prime Instant Videos and watch them offline.

There is also a unique button / feature called ‘Mayday,’ where “an Amazon expert will appear on your Fire HDX and can co-pilot you through any feature by drawing on your screen, walking you through how to do something yourself, or doing it for you—whatever works best. Mayday is available 24×7, 365 days a year, and it’s free.” You can check their upcoming TV commercials below.

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX tablets price starts from:

(note: there are also 32GB and 64GB variants available in both WiFi only and WiFi+4G LTE).

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