Amazon Announces New Kindle Devices For 2012

Kindle, Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Paperwhite

It looks as if Amazon went overboard today with the unveiling of their new ereaders and tablets. I wasn’t expecting so much to be announced today, but to my surprise they have unleashed some competition. All of their offerings makes it more affordable for everyone to have a Kindle of some sort. See the new lineup and specs below.

Original Kindle

Same as the previous Kindle with new fonts and crisper text

  • Price: $69, ships September 14

Kindle Paperwhite


Paperwhite display

25% more contrast

Whites are whiter

Blacks are blacker

212 ppi

62% more pixels

Capacitive touch

8 Weeks of battery life

9.1mm thick

7.5 ounces

3G model offers FREE 3G, so no more looking for hotspots or Wifi

  • Price: WiFi model is $119 and 3G model is $179. Ships October 1

Revamp of the Kindle Fire

Twice the RAM

40% faster

  • Price: $159 ships September 14th

Kindle Fire HD

There is a 7 inch model and a 8.9 inch model


HD Front facing camera

HD is 8.8mm thick, 20 ounces, 254ppi

1920 x 1200 Resolution

Polarized filter to cut down glare on screen

1GB ram

TI OMAP 4470 processor

Dual stereo speakers Dolby Digital Plus

MIMO two antenna technology

Dual band 2.4, 5GHz

Wifi is 41% faster than the iPad 3, 54% faster than Nexus 7

The OS on the Kindle SD and HD uses 2GB

  • Price: 7 inch is $199, 8.9 inch is$299, ships November 20

Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE

32GB of storage

4G Data

8.9 inches

2.2mm thick

  • Price: $499, ships November 20

Data Plan: 250MB a month, 20GB of cloud storage, $10 Amazon credit for $49.99 a year

All are available for pre-order today!