Amazon gives Kindle Fire HD new body, lower price

Amazon gives Kindle Fire HD new body, lower price
September 27 04:20 2013 Print This Article

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 2014 edition

Apart from launching the Kindle Fire HDX, the online retailer also updates its entry-level Kindle Fire HD tablet.

The Kindle Fire HD 2014 edition has a lot of similarities with its low-cost predecessor, except that they look kinda different on the outside. The new tablet looks boxy with its angled edges at the back, much like the 7-inch HDX.

It is the inside where the new Kindle Fire HD remains the same: the 1.5GHz dual-core processor, the same 1,280 x 800 display, and the absence of a rear camera. But at least the device now runs on the new version of Amazon’s take on Android called Fire OS 3.0, also known as “Mojito”.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 2

Being an entry-level tablet, the new Kindle Fire HD does not have features you salivated over the Fire HDX, such as the Mayday Button since it does not have a microphone. (I find that weird since the predecessor clearly had a mic for video chatting purposes.)

The new tablet from Amazon would cost you $139, which is $60 lower than its older namesake, and will be shipped beginning October 2. Pre-orders are now accepted.

Image source: Engadget

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