Amazon announces Kindle Fire HD 7 inch tablet for $199

Amazon today updated it’s entire Kindle line up of products including e-Readers and tablets. It has announced the  Kindle Fire HD 7”. This 7 inch tablet comes with a HD display, improved Wi-Fi,  improved HD audio featuring Dolby Digital Plus and offers 16 or 32 GB of storage. The device is powered by a Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor from Texas Instruments. The software powering this tablet is a heavily customized version of Android but since the device is not certified by Google , users would not have access to popular Android features and Google services such as Gmail , Google Maps etc.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 ” Features

  • 7 inch display with 1280×720 pixels resolution
  • 1.2 GHz TI OMAP4460 Dual Core CPU
  • Measures 193 mm x 137 mm x 10.3mm
  • 395g
  • Dolby Audio with Stereo speakers
  • Dual Antenna WiFi and according to Amazon’s claims it is 40% faster in data transfers compared to the iPad 3
  • Available in 16/32GB capacities
  • No microSD card lot
  • 11 hours of battery life
  • Free Skype HD Video Calls
  • Facebook Integration
  • Email client
  • Amazon Silk browser
  • Bluetooth
  • microHDMI out

The 16GB version will cost $199 and the 32GB version will cost $249. Pricing seems identical to the Google Nexus 7.  If you are looking to buy a Kindle Fire HD and use it in India or in any country outside the US be warned that most of the features are US only. The device can be per-ordered on and is expected to ship on Sep 14th. The 32GB version is expected to ship by October 25th only.

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