Amazon has announced a new entry level Kindle Fire HD tablet featuring a quad-core processor, front and rear-facing cameras. There are two different models available—6” for $99 and 7” for $139—and five color choices: black, white, cobalt, magenta, and citron.
These two tablets are fairly similar when it comes to the hardware. The HD6 and and HD7 both have capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 (252 ppi). Users will enjoy a brighter display and more vibrant colors and whiter whites. Unlike prior modfels of the Fire, both the six and seven inch models have IPS (in-plane switching) technology, an advanced polarizing filter, and anti-glare technology. All of this is powered by a Quad-core 1.5 GHz processor are available in 8 GB or 16 GB models.
Also available for the Fire HD are new accessories, including a new protective cover that is available in six colors and can stand in both portrait and landscape orientations, as well as a series of adapters that allow you to connect Fire HD to an HDTV, monitor, or mass storage device via HDMI, VGA or USB.
The new Fire HD is available for pre-order starting today for $99 for 6” and $139 for 7” and will begin shipping in October. Visit www.amazon.com/fire-hd to learn more.
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