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Kindle Fire Brings Computing Speed and Power of Amazon Cloud Services to Customers

September 29, 2011

Kindle Fire Brings Computing Speed and Power of Amazon Cloud Services to Customers

By Ashok Bindra
TMCnet Contributor

Online retailer Amazon has unwrapped four new Kindle e-readers to expand the kindle family. While three new Kindle e-readers are smaller, lighter, and more affordable, Kindle Fire is a new class that brings all of the things Amazon has been working on for over 15 years into a single, fully-integrated service for customers.

"We've now reached the magical two-digit price point for Kindle - twice: the new Kindle and Kindle Touch are only $79 and $99. Kindle Touch 3G is the new top of the line e-reader with free 3G - no monthly fees or annual contracts - and is only $149," said Jeff Bezos, (News - Alert) Founder and CEO, in a statement. He added, “With Kindle Fire, you have instant access to all the content, free storage in the Amazon Cloud, the convenience of Amazon Whispersync, our revolutionary cloud-accelerated web browser, the speed and power of a state-of-the-art dual-core processor, a vibrant touch display with 16 million colors in high resolution, and a light 14.6 ounce design that's easy to hold with one hand -- all for only $199.”

Kindle Touch is a new addition to the Kindle family with an easy-to-use touch screen that makes it easier than ever to turn pages, search, shop, and take notes - still with all the benefits of the most advanced electronic ink display. Kindle Touch is also lighter, smaller, eliminates battery anxiety with extra-long battery life and holds thousands of books, said the maker.

Likewise, Kindle Touch 3G is a new addition to the Kindle family for readers who want the top of the line e-reader. Kindle Touch 3G offers the same new design and features of Kindle Touch with the unparalleled added convenience of free 3G. The new top of the line Kindle Touch 3G is only $149, said Amazon.

According to Amazon, Kindle Fire puts Amazon's incredible selection of digital content at your fingertips. It includes over 100,000 movies and TV shows, over 17 million songs, over 1 million books, 100 exclusive graphic novels, hundreds of magazines and newspapers, Android (News - Alert) apps and games, and web browsing with all the content, free storage in the Amazon Cloud, Whispersync, Amazon's new revolutionary cloud-accelerated web browser, vibrant color touch screen, and powerful dual-core processor. All for only $199, said Amazon.

Ashok Bindra is a veteran writer and editor with more than 25 years of editorial experience covering RF/wireless technologies, semiconductors and power electronics. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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