Amazon unveils the new 8.9-inch Kindle Fire, in Wi-Fi only and 4G LTE

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There you go, folks. Amazon has just shown all of us how serious the company is when it comes to its tablet/e-reader business. At a press event today, Amazon has unveiled its latest Kindle Fire HD family composed of the new 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD which is available in both a Wi-Fi only model with 16GB and 32GB variants and the 4G LTE model which is available in 32GB and 64GB variants. With an 8.9-inch (1920 x 1200), 254ppi display, the new Kindle Fire HD is loaded with a Texas Instruments OMAP 4470 processor which Amazon claims is better than Tegra 3. It also sports a front-facing camera, HDMI output, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

To make these new Kindle Fire HD products, Amazon has peppered them with several new features that aim to enhance the way you consumer content. These include the expanded Whispersync technology which now lets you save your progress in games and audiobooks to the Amazon cloud server. There’s also improved email client optimized for the new Kindle Fire’s high-resolution display. Amazon has also upgraded its Kindle Fire OS to include several new features including support for multiple accounts, and improved parental controls.

Now here are the pricing details of these new 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD:

  • Kindle Fire HD, 16GGB, Wi-Fi only – $299
  • Kindle Fire HD, 32GB, Wi-FI only – $369
  • Kindle Fire HD, AT&T 4G LTE, 32GB – $499
  • Kindle Fire HD, AT&T 4G LTE, 64GB – $599

Via [Amazon]

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