Amazon unveils Kindle Touch, Touch 3G & Kindle Fire
Amazon announces a full touchscreen Kindle Touch and Kindle Touch 3G, both shedding off the physical keyboard. That, plus the Kindle Fire, which is basically a cheap, dual-core, multi-touch tablet.
There’s the all-new Kindle which now retails for just $79! Same 6-inch screen but 30% lighter, 18% smaller and has a built-in WiFi. Available now at the Amazon store.
The Kindle Touch is basically a step towards the right direction for Amazon, making the popular Kindle a full multi-touch screen e-reader.
It’s smaller and lighter than the previous Kindle and uses the most-advanced E-Ink display with support for multi-touch.
The best part is that Amazon is offering the Kindle Touch at an amazing $99 price. There’s a 3G version also which costs $149 and support international roaming for free.
These will be released on November 21.
The Kindle Fire is the most interesting since it is able to install and run apps from the Amazon App Store (the equivalent of Google’s Android Market).
Amazon Kindle Fire
7-inch IPS multi-touch display @ 1024×600 pixel
8GB internal storage
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
micro-USB 2.0 port
3.5mm audio jack
Amazon App Store
Amazon claims up to 7.5 hours video playback on single charge, not bad for a 7-inch tablet (although the BB Playbook can do up to 10 hours). It’s a little longer when reading ebooks at 8 hours.
The Kindle Fire also comes with Amazon Silk, a cloud-accelerated web browser. Amazon will also offer free, unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content (apps, movies, music, ebooks, etc.).
The Kindle Fire will retail for only $199 and starts shipping on November 15.
Note though that the prices quoted above are the ones that come with Special Offer which are basically advertising that shows up when the Kindle is on screensaver.
The prices, without the Special Offers, are the following:
New Kindle: $109
Kindle Touch: $139
Kindle Touch 3G: $189
Kindle Fire: $199 (no Special Offers)