Amazon Unveils Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch and Touch 3G
Amazon unveiled three new devices today - the Kindle Fire tablet, the Kindle Touch and Touch 3G which cost US$199, US$99 and US$149 respectively.
According to Engadget, the Kindle Fire has a 7-inch IPS panel display with Gorilla Glass coating, a dual-core processor and weighs only 413g. It also has a customized user interface on top of the usual Google Android operating system. The Kindle Fire however, does not have a built-in camera or microphone. 3G connectivity is also lacking in the device.
The Kindle Touch improves upon the current Kindle with its IR touch system and boasts a muted silver chassis that is smaller, lighter and thinner than the Kindle. In addition, the user interface has been revamped to accommodate "taps" instead of physical buttons. The Kindle Touch utilizes Amazon's "most advanced" E Ink display and is said to have "extra long" battery life.
There is also a 3G model, the Kindle Touch 3G which offers free global roaming. Amazon claims that the Kindle Touch 3G works in 100 countries and has no annual or monthly subscriptions.
All three devices will be available for pre-order today. The Kindle Fire will start shipping on November 15 while the Kindle Touch and Touch 3G will start shipping on a later date, November 21.