Yes folks, mobile device announcement season is well under way. Today it was Amazon’s turn to announce some stuff. Just earlier this evening(UK time) Amazon announced a couple of tablets and e-readers. Amazon have announced an interesting business model where they want to make money when someone uses their devices instead of when they buy a device.
Let’s start off with the Kindle Fire tablet. It will sport a 7″ LCD touch screen, 1.2GHz processor, and 1GB of RAM and will come with a 1 month free trial of LoveFilm(a Movie/TV show streaming service). In terms of battery life, you can get up to 9 hours of battery, meaning it should be enough to last you through a flight from London to New York. I am pleased to report that the Kindle fire will be coming to the UK and will be available for £129 from the 25th of October.
Up next was the Kindle Fire HD. Like the Kindle Fire it will have a 7″ screen but it will have a resolution of 1280×800 pixels(just above HD 720p). It will also have 1GB of RAM. However it will have a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with a Power-VR graphics core for some serious performance. On the audio side you will have dual-driver dolby audio for some awesome sound. On the battery life, Amazon have said that you should get up to about 11 hours. That should be enough to get you from London to Bangladesh. The 16GB version of the Kindle Fire HD will be priced at £159 and the 32GB kindle will be priced at £199. The Kindle Fire HD will be coming to the UK from the 25th October.
Though you will have to wait until 25th October, you can pre-order your Kindle Fire or Kindle fire HD right now. By the way, if you buy either of these tablets then you will get unlimited cloud storage for your content(movies, music etc). On a side note, I am sure it won’t be long until someone figures out how to root these tablets. After all they are running a customised version of the Google Android operating system(open-source FTW).