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Amazon refreshes tablet line-up, introduces Kindle Fire HDX range
Amazon is gearing up for the holiday season with a new, refreshed tablet range, two years after it first launched.
The retail giant debuted on Tuesday its next-generation tablet range, the Kindle Fire HDX, all touted to be smaller, thinner, and lighter than their predecessors.
Landing in two sizes, both the 7-inch and 8.9-inch models include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2Ghz quad-core processor and double the memory, with 2GB of RAM.
The new Kindle Fire HDX (7-inch) is available for as low as $229 for the 16GB storage, Wi-Fi-only version, while the 4G version comes in at $329. Meanwhile, the Kindle Fire HDX (8.9-inch) version starts at $379 for the 16GB storage, Wi-Fi version, and $479 for 4G networking.
ZDNet traveled to Amazon's Seattle headquarters for a hands-on look at the new tablets, and to talk with senior executives, including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
Zack Whittaker contributed to this report.