Amazon has unveiled new larger Kindle tablets to challenge Apple’s iPad. The Kindle Fire HD has to screen size, the large version has an 8.9-inch screen and the other a 7-inch version.
Kindle Fire HD 7-inch is $200 and ships September 14. The Kindle Fire 8.9-inch will retail at $300 and ships November 20. And adding 4G, with LTE and 32GB storage for only $500. The device will feature an HDMI output for sharing content on a TV. And the display will be using no-gap lamination techniques and antiglare polarization to improve readability. The dual-antenna Wi-Fi antenna system should improve Internet speed and streaming-media quality.
But the Kindle will not be able to compete with Apple when it comes to the number of downloadable apps.
Amazon acknowledged that it is not seeking to make a lot of money off the devices, saying it was more important to get consumers hooked on its vast library of music, e-books and movies.
Amazon is also going to release a smartphone that runs on Android OS 4.0 and Nokia Maps.