Today it was Amazon's turn to dazzle. New and improved tablets at some very competitive price points.
First of all, the Kindle Fire is now the thinner, Kindle Fire HD and comes with either a 7 or 8.9-inch screen. The new, larger, 8,9-inch model boasts 1920 by 1200 pixel, full high-definition screen, a Texas Instruments OMAP processor, 16GB of storage, stereo speakers, HDMI output and brand new MIMO (dual-band) Wi-fi technology.
The base 8.9-inch model will sell for $299 while a 32GB, 4G/LTE version will sell for $499 (plus a data plan with 250MB/mo for $50 for an entire year).
There's also a new 7-inch Fire HD. It also comes with 16GB of storage, a claimed 11-hours of battery life per charge and a $199 price tag.
New Kindle Fire HDs will ship on November 20th.
And don't forget the original Kindle Fire, now with 1GB of RAM (double the original), a 40% faster processor, larger battery pack and a camera up front – all for the new low price of $159. This model ships next week.
New e-book readers announced today include backlit Paperwhite in Wi-fi ($119) and 3G ($179) versions.
The original (non-touchscreen) Kindle e-book reader will now sell for $69.