Today, Amazon held a major event in Los Angeles, where it announced updates to its entire Kindles line. Now, the Kindles Fire won a high resolution screen, new processor and many other new features. The original ereaders were not left behind, and they also received improvements in their screens and response time, in addition to light for reading in the dark.
Kindles Fire HD comes with new high-resolution screens. The 7-inch version (16GB – $ 200; 32GB – $ 250) features 1280 × 800 pixels and IPS technology. The largest, 8.9 inches (16GB – $ 300; 32GB – $ 370), has a resolution of 1920 × 1200 pixels to compare, the third generation iPad has 2048 × 1536 pixels at 9.7 inches. Both have an OMAP 4470 processor, HDMI input, Bluetooth and support for Wi-Fi networks.
The larger model also has a 4G LTE version (32GB – $ 500; 64GB – $ 600). For him, Amazon prepared a new cool data plan. With just $ 50 a year (!), Users will have 250MB per month to spend accessing the web, plus 20GB of cloud storage and a $ 10 card to be used on Amazon. Incredible!
The old Kindle Fire also got an update, now with twice the RAM, faster processor and longer battery life. Starting at $ 160, your Amazon tablet's locked screen will be populated by ads from company partners (a measure she calls Special Offers).
Also updating its mobile system, Amazon is announcing war on other tablet makers, with its incredibly low prices.
New ereaders from Amazon also hit the shelves. The new version Kindle Paperwhite comes with a screen with 62% more pixels. Increasing the contrast by 25%, Amazon now offers a better reading experience, enhanced by the new front light which allows reading in the dark. In this category, there are only three options offered by the company: Kindle (US $ 90; US $ 60 in the ad version), Kindle Paperwhite (US $ 140; US $ 110 with ads) and Kindle Paperwhite 3G (US $ 200; US $ 180 with ads).
For more information, visit the Amazon website.
The tablet market is heating up, especially among the smaller ones, at around 7 inches. The highly speculated ?iPad mini? should compete tooth and nail against all these new models, if it ever comes to light.
You reader, do you feel the need for a more compact tablet? Leave your opinion in the comments below.
(via The Verge: 1, 2, 3, 4)