Amazon Announces Three New Kindle Fire Tablets

Improved Kindle tablets

The new tablets, a 8-9- and 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX and a lower-end Kindle Fire HD, include free tech support on the tablet screen with a live person.

“We have always wanted to build hardware that disappears and gets out of the way,” said Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos, who showed off the new products at the company’s Seattle headquarters. “When you’re reading a book you don’t think about the glue and the stitching.”

The Amazon team has spent the 2012 improving its Kindle line of products inside and out.

tabHigh-quality screen resolution

High-quality screens are key for gadgets that are made to deliver content such as books and movies. The tablets’ new screens are much higher resolution than the previous ones.

The 8.9-inch tablet, which costs around $329, features 339 pixels per square inch with a 2560-by-1600 resolution screen.

While the 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX, which goes for $229, is 1920-by-1200 with 323 pixels per square inch.

Workplace friendly with fun features

The Fire has initially been marketed as a content consuming device. Last year, the company noticed the tablet was also widely used for work and productivity.

To make it more office-friendly, they improved productivity apps such as e-mail and document reading. When the user stops working, they can play with the tablets’ fun features.