Today Amazon announced 4 new Kindle devices. First up is the new Kindle Fire HD which comes in two sizes, 8.9 inch and 7 inch (like the original Fire). The 8.9-inch model has a great resolution of 1920×1200 and upgraded hardware under the hood including 5GHz wi-fi. The new 7-inch model with its 1280×800 screen remains priced at $199 while the new 8.9-inch version is $299 with 16GB of storage. The new Kindle Fire ships Nov. 20th and is available for pre-order. A 4G model is also available at a higher cost.
Next up is the Kindle Paperwhite which has a higher resolution screen and an optional back light. It promises 8 weeks of battery life (without backlight obviously) and ships on October 1st for $119 and $179 for the 3G version.
Finally they have dropped the price of the basic wi-fi Kindle to only $69! It is available for purchase starting today.
Since I already use an iPad as my tablet the Fire HD isn’t of huge interest for me but as someone who still owns and uses a second gen original Kindle the new Paperwhite is looking tempting so you don’t have to get a reading light once it gets dark all the time.