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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX available now for pre-order, ships mid October

Posted In News - By AndroidPress on Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 With No Comments »

In case you didn’t notice, the folks from Amazon just announced their new tablet lineup this evening. Bringing a brand new and seriously improved 7 and 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX to the table, which will rival the Google Nexus 7 across the board. Get all the details from our announcement post and hands on, then read on for pricing and availability.

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Amazon was extremely happy to announce that they manage to back everything inside a thinner and lighter design on both tablets, drastically improve performance with a Snapdragon 800 quad-core and 2GB of RAM, yet still offer these slates for a wallet-friendly price. The Nexus 7 has some competition, folks.

The new 7 and 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX tablets were just announced, and are actually available for pre-order right this moment, starting tonight at The company tells us the 7-inch model will start shipping in mid October, but we don’t have an exact date at this time. Then just like last year, the 8.9-inch model and 4G LTE flavors will launch “a few weeks later”.

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So what do you get? A 7-inch 1920 x 1200 full HD Kindle Fire HDX tablet with a 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 and 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, longer battery life and better performance, a front 720p camera, dual speakers on the rear, Android Jelly Bean which has been covered in their Fire OS 3.0, and much much more. All of this starts at $229 for the 16GB WiFi model. Then they’ll offer 32GB, 64GB, and 4G LTE from AT&T or Verizon all for $100 more. We’ll be looking for a clarification on all prices, but likely the LTE models are $100 more, and each storage increase is $49 or so more.

Then they’ll also have the 8.9-inch model available starting tonight, but it won’t ship until a few weeks after the smaller sibling. Whenever that happens. The Fire HDX 8.9 rocks an 8 megapixel rear camera, and otherwise has the same stunning specs all starting at $379. It will also come in 32 and 64GB options, as well as WiFi and LTE flavors.

Check out our hands-on, let us know if you have any questions, then go and pre-order one tonight and expect it to arrive sometime next month. Who’s interested. Oh, and one more thing. The original 7-inch Fire HD will be updated to the new OS, and will now only be $139.

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