On Wednesday, Amazon unveiled its most elaborate and sophisticated tablet to date - the Kindle Fire HDX.
The first reactions across the media landscape are overwhelmingly positive. In fact, Wilson Rothman of NBC News says Amazon’s new Kindle Fire HDX tablets pose a “real threat to iPad dominance.”
So, for those who are curious, here's what Amazon is rolling out. The Kindle Fire HDX delivers a 7” or 8.9” HDX display, quad-core 2.2 GHz processor with 3x the processing power, 2x more memory, 11 hours of battery life, and dual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio.
According to Amazon, there’s exceptional pixel density, perfect 100% sRGB color accuracy, reduced glare, dynamic image contrast, and improved brightness for the best viewing experience indoors or out.
It goes without saying that Amazon's newest offering is the company's most impressive to date.
Let’s not bury the other good news: The new 7-incher will cost $239 and ships Oct. 15, while the 8.9-incher — now with a rear-facing 8-megapixel camera — will cost $379 when it ships on Nov. 7. 4G versions of the two will be available for $100 extra, and now buyers will have a choice of adding service from AT&T or Verizon. (The Origami covers range in price from $45 to $70, based on size and material.)
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos admits that the only reason Amazon can sell these tablets at “roughly break-even” pricing is because the company makes so much money on its content sales.
Sources: Amazon, NBC News