Amazon’s new Kindle Fire open for pre-orders. Get the best selling Amazon’s tablet at a new cheaper price
During a conference in Los Angeles on Thursday, the Amazon’s new Kindle Fire was brought to light. The Amazon’s best-selling tablet was refreshed and has a new price tag, which shows $159.
Is it a lot? It depends on what you are expecting. Take a look at the specs and decide whether it is worth a visit to the Amazon’s website for pre-order to make sure you get your device as soon as it begins to ship on September 14th.
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The new Kindle Fire is the spitting image of the original, so what’s new apart from the price? First of all, the tablet offers 40% faster performance, double the storage capacity and longer battery life. The processor was upgraded to a dual-core OMAP4430 clocked at 1.2 GHz, the internal memory is 8 GB and a fully charged battery will give you up to 9 hours of reading, surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music.
The Kindle Fire also has a few unique feature you will not find anywhere else, for example X-Ray for movies and book. With the X-Ray feature you will have all the information literally at your fingertips. All you have to do is just tap the screen and you will find out which actors are in the scene, in which movies they starred, or you will be able to find chapters, locations, characters in your books and many more.
Have you ever experienced any problem with understanding written text? Do you get easily distracted and often find yourself reading the same sentence over and over again? Or maybe your sight is not as good as it used to be? If you answered “yes” to at least one of the questions then you will certainly enjoy the Immersion Reading feature, with which Kindle Fire synchronizes Kindle text with companion Audible audiobooks with real-time highlighting. There are almost 15,000 Kindle books and 15,000 companion Audible audiobooks so you will definitely find something you like.
The Whispersync for Voice, Movies, Books and Games is perfect for those who use multiple devices. It remembers the last page you read, the scene you watched, the level you saved or the audiobook you listened to and allows you to access them from other devices, for example laptops, phones, Macs, and pick up exactly where you left, without the need to search through the whole book or movie.
Apart from this, there is the familiar 7-inch multi-touch color display with a 1024×600 pixel resolution at 169 ppi, 1 GB of RAM, and single-band Wi-Fi supporting public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication. Unfortunately, there is no support for ad-hoc networks, neither you will find camera or microphone. The new Kindle Fire runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The new Kindle Fire is integrated for Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo!, as well as Exchange calendar, contacts, and email, and provides instant access to the most popular free and best-selling apps, including titles like Netflix, HBO GO, Hulu Plus, Pinterest, Pulse, Pandora, The Weather Channel, Zillow, and Magic Piano. With a free month of Amazon Prime, you will have access to thousands of movies, songs, books or magazines. And there is something for kids too. With Kindle FreeTime your child will fully enjoy the tablet experience with you discreetly controlling the form and time of usage as well as accessible content.