Thursday, 6 September 2012

Amazon Drops Price of 7-Inch Kindle Fire to $159

 
Amazon has just announced an updated version of its popular Kindle Fire tablet with a lower price. At $159, the new Fire is priced even lower than the original, which debuted at $199.
The new 7-inch Fire, which ships Sept. 14, is now also joined by a new line of tablets, referred to as “Kindle Fire HD.” There are two tablets with the “HD” label, 7- and 8.9-inch versions, which boast many new features, such as cameras, that the basic 7-inch Fire lacks.
The updated 7-inch Fire has double the storage of the original (16GB instead of 8GB), a faster processor and more RAM.
The original Kindle Fire was released last fall and quickly became the best-selling Android tablet ever. Although some reviews criticized its buggy software, users flocked to the tablet because of its rock-bottom price among tablets ($199) and easy access to Amazon’s content services, such as Instant Video. The Kindle Fire was clearly an influence in the creation of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet, which is similar in size and price.

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