Launches New $79 Touch Kindle, Kindle Fire HD/HDX Tablets

Amazon has just unveiled the latest generation of its Kindle e-reader and tablet devices, along with a new operating system to run them all. The 3 new Kindle devices, which are all available now for pre-order, are the Touch Kindle eReader ($79), the Fire HD 6” ($134) and 7” ($164) and the Fire HDX 8.9” ($399)

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New Touch Kindle eReader: The new Kindle is small and light, with weeks of battery life, a 20 per cent faster processor and twice the storage capability. It now has a touch interface and all-new Word Wise feature which makes it even easier for readers learning English to understand challenging vocabulary. (Pre-Order here)

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New Fire HD 6” and 7”: Available in 6” or 7”, the new Fire HD is powerful and portable—vivid HD display with over 1 million pixels, fast quad-core processor, incredibly reliable design, front and rear-facing cameras, Dolby Digital audio and more. Includes Fire OS 4 “Sangria” which adds hundreds of new features and platform enhancements—plus access to millions of books and Android apps and games. (Pre-Order here)

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New Fire HDX 8.9”: Fire HDX 8.9” is powered by the latest generation quad-core 2.5 GHz processor and a 70 per cent faster graphics engine. The 339 ppi HDX display features Dynamic Light Control which automatically adjusts the colour of the display to make the pages of a book more closely resemble a piece of paper in any light. It’s the first tablet with Dolby Atmos, plus loud and immersive audio that is twice as loud as the iPad Air. Also comes with Fire OS 4 “Sangria,” other Amazon-exclusive features and free unlimited cloud storage for photos. (Pre-Order here)

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The all-new Touch Kindle eReader and Fire HD (6” and 7”) will start shipping on October 2, while the Fire HDX 8.9” will start shipping November 6.