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Amazon announces the Kindle Touch


Along with announcing the Kindle Fire tablet and the new $79 Kindle at their New York City press event today. Amazon also announced the all new Kindle Touch.

The Kindle Touch sports a IR-based touchscreen system. A totally redesigned interface that uses taps instead of physical buttons. And a new, more advance 6-inch e-Ink screen.

The Kindle Touch will come in Wifi and 3G flavors when it ships on November 21. The ad supported Wifi version will cost $99, or $139 with no ads. And $149 for ad supported 3G version, or $189 with no ads.
Both 3G versions come with free Global 3G roaming included.

Both the Wifi and 3G Kindle Touch’s are up for pre-order right now.

Source: Engadget, Amazon (Kindle Touch Wifi), Amazon (Kindle Touch 3G)

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September 28, 2011 Posted by | Computer Tech and News, Computers, Mobile Gadgets, Useful Tech | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Amazon unveils new $79 Kindle

Hot on the heels of the Kindle Fire. Amazon also announced the a new ad-supported Kindle that cost $79. Which marks the first time a Kindle has been for under $100 at retail. There is also a $109 version that isn’t ad supported that available.

Amazon says that the new Kindle will be available for shipping starting today.
Edit: Here the product page for the new Kindle.

Source: Engadget, Amazon

September 28, 2011 Posted by | Computer Tech and News, Computers, Mobile Gadgets, Useful Tech | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Amazon unveils the 7-inch Android-based Kindle Fire tablet

Today at a Amazon press event held in New York City. Amazon has announced a new addition to the Kindle line up. The Android based 7-inch Kindle Fire tablet.

The 7-inch tablet lacks cameras and a microphone which are found on some recent tablets. The tablet also lacks 3G, so it’s limited to just Wifi.

The tablet with ship with a heavily customized version of Android 2.1, and will retail for $199. Amazon is also including a 30-day trial of Amazon Prime Membership with each Kindle Fire sold.

I’ll update this when there is more info!

Update: We have some specs for the Kindle Fire:

  • 7-inch IPS panel with Gorilla Glass coating
  • 1GHz TI OMAP dual-core CPU
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 8GB of internal storage
  • chassis weighs 14.6 ounces

The device also supports connectivity to the Amazon Cloud. Which will allow for theoretical unlimited storage of your purchases.

You can also pre-order the device right now from here. And it will be released on November, 15.

Source: Slashgear, Engadget, Amazon

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