Latest in Mobile News: Amazon Upgrades Kindle Fire
Amazon, maybe the most under-talked about mobile innovators, announced yesterday their new tablet computers. Their new tablets are of course upgrades to their Kindle line. Two versions were announced under the title Kindle Fire HDX, one version has a 7 inch screen while the other has an 8.9 inch screen. The tablets come with a bunch of upgraded features such as improved screen quality, better graphics, slimmer body etc. The tablet outdoes apple as far as price with the 7 inch version starting at $299 and the 8.9 inch version starting at $379. While tablet purchases continue to skyrocket it was of course a good move on Amazon’s part to release these new and improved versions. Amazons philosophy differs from other electronic power houses in that they aim to make their money after you buy the tablet. Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon says “We want to make money when people use our devices, not when they buy our devices.”
That being said, the new Kindle comes with a bunch of software upgrades. The upgrades are outlined in a WSJ article:
“One new software feature, known as X-Ray for Music, allows users to identify by name songs in television shows and movies—at which point they are prompted to buy a digital version from Amazon. Also new to the devices is integration of book recommendation and sales site Goodreads, which the company bought earlier this year.Kindle Fire users also will be able to download videos available free as part of an Amazon Prime membership, when before they required a Wi-Fi connection to view them”
The devices are already available for pre-sale with the 7inch beginning shipment on Oct. 18
By G+ Author: Grace Barry.