Amazon’s new Kindle Fires and e-readers now available

Kindle Fire HD 8.9

Available for pre-order since the initial unveiling, Amazon’s latest line of Kindle tablets and e-readers are now in stock online at Amazon.com and in retail stores where sold. This includes the all new Kindle Fire HD tablet, which gets its name from having an updated high-resolution 720p display, updated standard Kindle Fire, and Amazon’s Paperwhite and regular Kindle e-readers.

The Kindle Fire HD has a 7-inch display with a 1280×800 pixel resolution, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, an a significant 11 hours of battery life. It’s essentially the second-generation Kindle Fire, selling for $199 for 16GB or $269 for 32GB of storage. The original Kindle Fire did get an update though with more RAM, processing power, and battery life. It keeps the lower-resolution screen and sells for $159 with a single 8GB storage option. All of the tablets come preloaded with Special Offers (a.k.a. ads) but Amazon says users can opt out of them for a fee.

Every device in the famous e-reader family is up for grabs now too. On the cheap end is the $69 Kindle with some minor updates like new fonts and a darker bezel. The $119 Paperwhite (or $139 without ads) is the real star with its high contrast touchscreen display, built-in backlight, and eight-week battery life. It’s also comes with 3G networking for $179 with ads and $199 without.

The last of Amazon’s latest gadgets to go on sale will be the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ with a 1920×1200 display and even faster 1.5GHz dual-core processor. That arrives on November 20, 2012 for $299 or $499 for the 4G LTE version.

Otherwise, visit amazon.com to get your hands on the new Kindle line.

[via The Verge]

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