The new Kindle Fire HD released in Germany on 24 October from 129 €. HDX HDX 7 and 8.9 follow on 13 and 19 Each November as a pure WLAN or LTE / Wi-Fi version. Cost: 229 euros respectively 379
Amazon wants his three late September featured tablet Kindle Fire models HDX 8.9, Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire 7 HDX HD deliver soon in Germany. The redesigned Kindle Fire HD, which will be available in Germany from 129 €, makes 24 The beginning of October. Kindle Fire 7 HDX and HDX 8.9 follow on 13 or 19 November. All the new innovations can be pre-ordered now.
HDX models are available in a Wi-Fi and an LTE variant with Vodafone starter pack. The prices for the Wi-Fi versions start at 229 euros for the HDX 7 and at 379 euros for the HDX 8.9. For the LTE versions Amazon requires at least EUR 479 309 respectively. The offered together with the LTE devices Vodafone promo package includes 5 GB of data usage, 20 GB of Amazon cloud storage and a voucher worth 10 euros for the Amazon App Store.
Accessories Amazon offers matching origami cases, which also serve as a stand for the device. They can also be pre-ordered now and costs depending on the version between 39,99 € and 69,99 €. The delivery takes place along with the tablets.
recent representatives of the Kindle series run under the new operating system OS 3.0 Fire, which is based on Android4.3 Jelly Bean. In addition, Amazon has over the previous generation revised and updated the design of the hardware components.
As the number suggests, in the name, the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is equipped with a 8.9-inch display. The over the current 8.9-inch model of the Kindle Fire HD display provides enhanced HDX 2560 times 1600 pixels with a much higher resolution (8.9 Kindle Fire HD: 1920 x 1200 pixels). It is the same as Google’s 10-inch device Nexus 10 Due to the smaller screen of the Kindle comes with 339 ppi pixel density even higher than thetablet. Amazon also promises a hundred percent sRGB color accuracy, less reflections, dynamic image contrast and higher brightness.
Under the hood works instead of the previous dual-core Qualcomm chips latest quad-core Snapdragon processor 800 (MSM8974) with a clock speed of 2.2 GHz and an Adreno 330 graphics unit, which promises a significant increase in power. Of internal memory are back 16, 32 or 64 GB for choice. The battery life is now, according to Amazon 18 hours in reading and 12 hours with mixed usage. Besides the usual HD front camera, Amazon has the HDX 8.9 also donated a rear 8-megapixel camera.
Kindle Fire HDX 7, the successor to the Kindle Fire HD offers an improved full HD + display with a resolution of 1920 by 1200 pixels. As the HDX 8.9 is also the 7-inch version equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon CPU 800 and has the same features as the larger memory model. But the back camera is 8.9 HDX reserved. The revised Kindle Fire HD uses a high definition display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 8 GB of memory.
All three Firsts come up with a revised design. Instead of a slightly bent housing, the new Kindle tablets now have an angled back, so that the speakers have a little more air when the devices lie flat on the table. Power switch and volume control can now use something simpler. In addition, the tablets have become much easier. The new 8.9-inch device weighs about 375 grams, for example, only The same great predecessor yet brought a weight of 567 grams on the scale.
as the operating system on all the Kindle Fire tablet, the new Fire preinstalled OS 3.0 (code name Mojito). It is based on the current version of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and brings numerous improvements. Basically, the system runs faster and more precise response to touches and gestures. Amazon has further revised the user interface. Besides the carousel is now also available a grid view. Users can also disable all notifications with one click and pick the background running apps on the screen to switch between them by swiping it and close it again. The download manager, the Silk browser and the reader mode has also been improved.
In addition, the owner of a Kindle Fire Tablets HDX no longer just videos via Amazon Prime streaming, but download them finally on the tablet and watch without internet connection. Fire OS 3.0 also allows users to stream content to a TV. So that users can view example videos on TV, surf the web or play games. The feature X-Ray from Amazon expands on music. It displays lyrics for movies or the name of the currently playing song. In addition, the book recommendations of the Amazon company acquired in May Goodreads were integrated.
No speech in the German Product of the much-heralded in the U.S. feature “Mayday” – a button for emergencies. About the settings have Kindle owners there the possibility to directly connect with the technical support if there are problems with the device. Within 15 seconds, an employee should be available that can access via remote access to your tablet. The service will be available in the United States according to Amazon continuously 24 hours a day.
[With material by Björn Griffin, ZDNet.de]
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