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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  • The Kindle Fire 7 will be pretty much the same as the Kindle Fire 8.9.

  • The Kindle Fire 7 fits into your hand.

  • Bezos also unveiled a new ereader, the Kindle Paperwhite. It features three display stacks: a patented light guide, capacitive touch, and a paperwhite display. Read Rachel King's blog for the details .

    It's 9.1mm thin and 7.5 ounces light, "thinner than a magazine and lighter than a paperback," according to Bezos. It's biggest new improvement might be its 8-week battery life.

Topics: Amazon, Apple, Tablets

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