Amazon's just announced not one, but two a few new Kindle Fires: the Fire and Fire HD 7/8.9. The former is a slight bump in spec and drop in price from its predecessor:

  • Faster 1.2GHz OMAP4430 dual-core processor
  • 7" 1024x600 IPS LCD display, 169ppi
  • 2-point multi-touch
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB storage
  • Android 4.0 underpinning
  • Stereo speakers
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (single-band), though no support for ad-hoc networks
  • Longer battery life (8.5 hours of continuous use)
  • MicroUSB
  • No camera or microphone
  • 14.1oz (400 grams)
  • Free month of Amazon Prime
  • X-Ray for Movies and Books, Immersion Reading, Whispersync for Voice, and more


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Other than that, Amazon was very scant on details. It's clear that the company really wanted to focus on the new HD models. No surprise there, they are, after all, pretty impressive for what they're offering.

The new Fire will be $160 and begin beginning September 14th.

Update: You can pre-order the new Fire from here.

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  • spydie

    meh... for only slightly more money you can get a real 7" android table with keyboard ($90 more). You get what you pay for. For $160 you get an unchangeable book. For $250 you get a blackboard that you can change things on.

    • master94

      Or if u root, another option woulld be to install CM on this and save some cash. Agree the Nexus 7is amazing.

  • PINJ

    Now Thats A Deal Worth A Second Look. I Assume Its Just Overclocked Though.

    • master94

      It uses a different CPU. The new one uses OMAP 4470 instead of OMAP 4430.

      • OSagnostic

        The 8.9" HD uses
        OMAP 4470. I think the new Fire & Fire HD use OMAP 4460.

  • gladgura

    not really impressed.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Pre-orders are live.

  • Jonathan Wong

    I'm pretty sure most of the regulars here are more technical users. However, I am sure that the average consumer may appreciate the simplicty and Amazon integration of the Fires over the Nexus 7.