A look at Amazon's new Kindle Fire tablets & Kindle Voyager

By Hardik Singh | Published on Sep 19 2014
A look at Amazon's new Kindle Fire tablets & Kindle Voyager

Amazon just announced a slew of Kindle tablets and its new e-reader Kindle Voyager, we take a look at what's new.

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Amazon has announced its newest range Kindle tablets- the Kindle Fire HD 6, Kindle Fire HD 7, Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 and a new improved Kindle Voyager e-reader. The new tablets start at $99 (Rs. 6100 approx) and go up to $594 (Rs.36,100 approx). All tablets will be available in the US from October and are expected to reach Indian shores soon after.

Kindle Fire HD 6 & 7

Both tablets; the Kindle Fire HD 6 and Kindle Fire 7 come with quad-core processors inside with two cores clocked at 1.2GHz and the other two clocked at 1.5GHz. As is made clear by their names the two tablets come with a 6 inch (Kindle Fire HD 6) and 7 inch (Kindle Fire HD 7) display respectively. Both tablets boast 1280 x 800p resolution and a 2MP camera at the back. Both tablets come with 1GB of RAM and 8GB or 16GB onboard storage options. Amazon has also updated the OS and both tablets are running on Fire OS 4.0 which is based on Android Kitkat 4.4.

The Kindle Fire HD 6 starts at $99 (Rs. 6,100 approx) and the Kindle Fire HD 7 starts at $139 (Rs. 8,500 approx)

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 runs on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset with quad-cores clocked at 2.5GHz accompanied by 2GB of RAM. With a screen resolution of 2560 x 1600p, the new Fire HDX 8.9 will compete against flagship tablets from other OEMs. The tablet boasts an 8MP rear camera with f/2.2 lens coupled with LED flash. The tablet comes in Wifi and 4G models with storage options of 16, 32 or 64 GBs. The new Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 also runs on Fire OS 4.0.

The Kindle Fire HDX 8.89 starts at $379 (Rs. 23,000 approx) and goes up to $594 (Rs.36,100 approx) for the 64GB LTE model.

Kindle Voyager

The New e-reader from Amazon, the Kindle Voyager, is a thinner, lighter and better version of the last gen Kindle Paperwhite. A new automatic brightness adjustment has been added to the new e-reader which comes as a good upgrade from the last gen. The touch screen has been upgraded as well with better sensitivity. The left and right bezels of the Kindle Voyager come with buttons which you can press to navigate through pages.

The Kindle Voyager is priced at $199 (Rs.12,100 approx). Besides these a new Kindle Paperwhite was also announced which boasts better screen sensitivity and starts at $79 (Rs. 4,800 approx)

All tablets are expected to come to the Indian market later this year.

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