Amazon Kindle Fire HDX Goes from Rumor to Reality

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Amazon has officially announced the next generation of its Android-based tablets. The Kindle Fire HDX will come in two different sizes and include an updated operating system and new multimedia features.

Amazon Kindle Fire HDXThose who subscribe to Amazon Prime will have access to this company’s video service, which offers both streaming video and downloads for watching offline.

This tablet will also include updated email software and web server.

Hardware Options

A 7-inch version’s touchscreen will have a 1920 x 1200 resolution (323 ppi), while the 8.9-inch one is going to have a 2560 x 1600 resolution (339).

Internally, the two will be essentially identical, using 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 will span 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB.

Wi-Fi will be built into all versions, and there will be versions released that can connect to either AT&T’s or Verizon’s 4G LTE cellular-wireless data networks.

Pricing & Availability

The 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX is going to start at $230. It will begin shipping October 18. Adding 4G will bump up the price $100 — this version will begin shipping November 14.

The 8.9-inch model will start at $380. It will begin shipping on November 7. Again, adding LTE costs $100 more and the 4G version will begin shipping December 10.

Any of these versions can be pre-ordered now.

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