Amazon has unveiled three new Kindle Fire HD tablets - here are the details
SANTA MONICA, CA -- Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) unveiled its new Kindle Fire HD family of tablet PCs at a press conference in California on Thursday.
Company CEO Jeff Bezos took to the stage to introduce an array of new electronic readers and tablets, turning up the heat on competitors Apple and Google.
Amazon's original Kindle Fire tablet was a huge success as it captured 22% of the U.S. tablet sales market within just nine months. With the introduction of the new Kindle Fire HD models, Amazon is hoping to further accelerate its traction in the tablet PC market, taking away market share from rivals Apple and Google.
Amazon has given the Fire HD Tablet stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus support, as well as dual-band Wi-Fi, a front-facing camera, and Bluetooth, all of which are significant improvements to the hardware in the standard Kindle Fire.
Amazon's line-up of new Kindle Fire HD tablet PCs
* Kindle Fire HD (7-inch): $199 (16GB model), or $249 (32GB version)
Fully featured tablet with 1280x800 pixel display, front-facing camera, dual-band fast WiFi (available from September 14)
* Kindle Fire HD (8.9-inch): $299 (16GB model), or $369 (32GB version)
High resolution screen (1920x1200 pixels) - available from November 20
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