Thursday 1 August 2013

Amazon Kindle Fire line-up details surface

Amazon is all set to refresh the current Kindle Fire line-up with higher resolution packing displays and powerful mobile processors.

Amazon is expected to update its existing Kindle Fire tablet line-up following the launch of the new Google Nexus 7 (2013) tablet. BGR reportedly got tipped by a source about the upcoming Amazon Kindle Fire line-up. Amazon is reported of using a slightly different display with higher resolution and more powerful processors in the new devices. As per the report, both Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD devices will be updated to be offered at a lower price than the Nexus 7 (2013).

Amazon currently offers Kindle Fire tablets in three different flavours - 7-inch Kindle Fire, 7-inch Kindle Fire HD and 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD.

Reportedly, the new 7-inch display bearing Kindle Fire HD will feature 1920x1200 pixel resolution bumped up from 1280x800 pixel resolution. Also the new 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD will sport 2560x1600 pixel resolution up from the 1920x1200 pixel resolution of the current one. Similarly, we can expect the 7-inch Kindle Fire to sport 1280x800 pixel resolution up from the native 1024x600 pixel resolution.

Both new Kindle Fire HD tablet models will house the powerful quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 mobile chipset and 2 GB RAM to run the updated version of the modified Android operating system with Amazon App Store.

Also, the aforementioned models will feature the dual-band WiFi and dual-driver Dolby Audio Speaker configurations. Hopefully, promised 10 hours or higher battery life would remain the same. Of course, the Amazon Cloud server powered browser - Silk will continue to exist on these devices. Both Kindle Fire HD models will be offered in 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB storage options, added the report.

The updated set of specifications for the Kindle Fire line-up certainly is fantastic but we are more concerned about the pricing. If the prices of the new Kindle Fire HD tablets are close to that of the current line-up, users should seriously consider them.

Amazon is now offering the Kindle Fire HD 7-inch model for Rs. 15,999 and 8.9-inch model for Rs 21,999 in India through its official website.

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