Amazon moves ahead with Kindle tablets, ereaders (photos)

Amazon moves ahead with Kindle tablets, ereaders (photos)

Summary: Amazon takes the wraps off its new tablets, the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD and the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD. They expect to give Apple stiff competition in price and features.

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  • Amazon claims the the Kindle Fire HFD has  41 percent faster Wi-Fi than the iPad 3 and 54 percent more than the Nexus 7.

  • New features include a Dolby audio engine exclusive to the Kindle Fire HD as well as a new system called MIMO, which essentially improves Wi-Fi reception by using echos for better signals.

  • The side view.

Topics: Amazon, Apple, Tablets

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