Amazon unveils Kindle Fire Tablet, Kindle Touch, new Kindle (photos)

Amazon unveils Kindle Fire Tablet, Kindle Touch, new Kindle (photos)

Summary: Amazon today took the wraps off its first tablet, the 7-inch color Kindle Fire along with two other new Kindles.

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  • Kindle Fire Closeup, front view.

    Credit: Jason Perlow

  • Credit: Amazon.com

  • Kindle also released a new version of its Kindle e-reader. This Kindle raises eybrows with its $79 price tag. At 6.5 inches by 4.5 inches, it's smaller and lighter than the current one and includes Wi-Fi. Andrew Nusca has more.

    Photos of the device follow, courtesy Amazon.com

Topics: Tablets, Amazon, Hardware, Laptops, Mobility

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  • RE: Amazon unveils Kindle Fire Tablet, Kindle Touch, new Kindle (photos)

    Does it allow access to the Google Market and Amazon AppStore?
    trippap@...
    • RE: Amazon unveils Kindle Fire Tablet, Kindle Touch, new Kindle (photos)

      @trippap so far, just the AppStore, although they didn't rule out Google uploading their apps to their store.
      jperlow
  • Advertising on the subsidized models?

    How intrusive are the ad's on the subsidized models?
    DrVideo
    • RE: Amazon unveils Kindle Fire Tablet, Kindle Touch, new Kindle (photos)

      @DrVideo They only are displayed when the device is asleep (not being used), and on the tool bar when you bring it up. When you're reading a book, you won't see the ads.
      ahmazin
  • RE: Amazon unveils Kindle Fire Tablet, Kindle Touch, new Kindle (photos)

    amazon Kindle Fire tablet is grerat
    http://www.technews5.com/2011/09/amazoncom-launched-kindle-touch-and.html
    The Kindle Touch, which allows people to easily read on their device one-handed, is designed as a Barnes & Noble Nook-killer and will cost $99
    jackxp7
  • RE: Amazon unveils Kindle Fire Tablet, Kindle Touch, new Kindle (photos)

    amazon Kindle Fire tablet is great
    http://www.technews5.com/2011/09/amazoncom-launched-kindle-touch-and.html
    The Kindle Touch, which allows people to easily read on their device one-handed, is designed as a Barnes & Noble Nook-killer and will cost $99
    jackxp7
  • RE: Amazon unveils Kindle Fire Tablet, Kindle Touch, new Kindle (photos)

    http://ygn.me/zuq9S
    llidhiehn