Amazon Kindle Fire HDX ushers in third generation era of tablets


When it comes to the world of tablets, most folks are torn between the iOS-powered models from Apple, namely the iPad and iPad mini, as well as the Android-powered tablets which seem to come in all sorts of screen sizes from a slew of manufacturers. However, the folks over at Amazon are not blind to the situation, and to see them make an announcement concerning the third generation of tablets from their Kindle shows that they have been doing something right all this while – and the new Kindle Fire HDX looks set to continue in the footsteps of its predecessor.

For starters, the new Kindle Fire HDX from Amazon will arrive in two display sizes – 7” or 8.9”, and not only that, you will find the relevant amount of processing muscle available under the hood, namely a quad-core 2.2GHz processor that has triple the processing power of its predecessor, double the amount of memory, up to 11 hours of battery life for mixed use, as well as dual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio that will certainly keep your ears more than happy.

As mentioned earlier, there will be two models available – the 7” Kindle Fire HDX will start from $229 and you can already place a pre-order for it, with shipping set to commence this coming October 18th. There is also a 4G version in the pipeline, and that particular model will obviously cost you more at $329 a pop.

As for the larger sized model, the 8.9” Kindle Fire HDX will surely be a sight for sore eyes thanks to its more generous display size, where it will retail for $379 for the vanilla version, with shipping set to happen this November 7th, which is more than a month away. Not only that, Amazon will also roll out a 4G version albeit at $479 a pop, and shipping for that model will cost happen later this December 10th. All in all, still in time for Christmas!

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