The next generation of Kindle Fire was announced last night – the Kindle Fire HD – and we will finally be able to purchase it in the UK and Europe.
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- 7″ 10 point capacitive touch high definition colour display with IPS (in-plane switching) technology, advanced polarising filter, Gorilla Glass, and anti-glare technology which provides 25% less glare
- 1280×800 resolution, video playback at 720p
- 395 grams, 193 mm x 137 mm x 10.3 mm
- 11 hours of battery
- Dual antenna, dual-band Wi-Fi for ultra-fast downloads and HD streaming – this apparently is the fastest Wi-Fi available on any tablet on the market, providing 40% faster downloads and streaming
- High performance 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor with Imagination PowerVR 3D graphics core for fast and fluid performance
- Dual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio
- Front-facing HD camera
- New Amazon-exclusive features: X-Ray for Movies, X-Ray for Textbooks, Immersion Reading, Whispersync for Voice, Whispersync for Games, and Kindle FreeTime.
It’s already available to pre-order on the Amazon store and one Computer Weekly colleague has done just that, while my finger also hovers over the ‘pre-order this item today’ button – do I, don’t I?
Kindle Fire HD, available for £159 in 16GB and £199 in 32GB, and the all-new Kindle Fire £129. To achieve this low price point, the devices will provide special offer Amazon adverts when the Fire is on lock screen.
You can most definitely add this to the list of devices you can expect your staff will want to bring into the workplace, right next to the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Google’s Nexus 7, Microsoft’s upcoming Surface tablet, and what ever magical product Apple decides to unveil next week, an iPad mini perhaps?