Wow, Amazon threw us a surprise today – not just a new Kindle Fire 2, but three new Kindle Fires! And a price drop on the original to boot.
First let’s take a look at the new Kindle Fire HD. This is a 7 incher, like the original. But now we get high-def. We aren’t talking retina-display iPad quality here – but it should definitely give us a good reason to pick up Amazon Instant Videos on HD now.
The 7 inch Kindle Fire HD will cost $199, is available for pre-ordering at Amazon now, and is scheduled for a September 14th release date.
Next up is a super-sized Kindle Fire – this one’s 8.9 inches and also high def. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 will come in two versions, a Wi-Fi model and a 4G model.
The 8.9″ Wi-Fi model with 16 GB of storage will be $299. With 32 GB of storage it will be $369
The 8.9″ 4G model with 32 GB of storage will ring up at $499. The new, top-of-the-line, 8.9″ Kindle Fire 4G with 64 GB of storage is priced at $599.
Both of the 8.9″ models are available for pre-ordering now with a September 20 release date.
The price for a standard 7″ Kindle Fire is dropping to $159. The ‘standard’ Fire is a bit different than the original model though – double the RAM for one thing. It’s also available for pre-ordering now and is set for a September 14th release date.
What do YOU think of the new Kindle Fires from Amazon? Leave your comments below.