Amazon has begin shipping the 7-inch version of the Kindle Fire HDX. The latest version of this tablet includes an updated operating system and new multimedia features.
Amazon includes high-end hardware in its tablets. For example, this device’s touchscreen has a 1920 x 1200 resolution, giving it a very high pixel density: 323 ppi.
It uses a 2.2 GHz quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM to run Fire OS 3.0 “Mojito”, Amazon’s own modified version of Google Android 4.3.
Storage capacities for the Kindle Fire HDX include 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB. No version has a memory card slot, so there’s no way to extend the built-in memory capacity.
Those who subscribe to Amazon Prime will have access to this company’s video service, which offers both streaming video and downloads for watching offline. The device includes a feature called “Second Screen” which can steam video to some devices connected to TVs, like the Sony PlayStation 3 and 4.
The newest version of this popular tablet also boasts updated email software and web software.
The 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX is available now on Amazon’s website. Pricing starts at $230.
The 8.9-inch model will start at $380. It will begin shipping on November 7.
Wi-Fi will be built into all versions of this tablet, plus there will be ones that can connect to either AT&T’s or Verizon’s 4G LTE cellular-wireless data networks. Adding this feature will bump up the price $100.
The 4G version of the Kindle HDX 7-Inch will begin shipping November 14, and the 4G-enabled 8-inch model will begin shipping December 10.
Any of these versions can be pre-ordered now.