September 9, 2012

Amazon Kindle Fire HD, Paperwhite, and Revamps

Living up to expectations, Amazon announced their new Paperwhite e-reader, the new Kindle Fire HD, and revamped Kindle Fire and Kindle products.

Kindle Paperwhite

Available for pre-order now, it is expected to ship October 1st.
Wifi Only: $119
Wifi + 3G (3G service included for life): $179

  • 25% more contrast - 212 ppi
  • 62% more pixels than previous model
  • 8 weeks of battery life with light on
  • 9.1mm thin, 7.5 ounces
  • Similar interface to Kindle Fire UI
  • Adjustable light
  • "Time to read" for each chapter, book, and more

Revamped Kindle

Available for pre-order now, expected to ship September 14.
Wifi: $69

  • Black-casing
  • Crisper screen

Revamped Kindle Fire

Available for pre-order now, expected to ship September 14.
Wifi: $159 
  • Double the RAM
  • 40% faster
  • Improved battery life

Kindle Fire HD

Available for pre-order now, expected to ship:
7'' Wifi 16GB: $199, shipping September 14
8.9'' Wifi 16GB: $299. shipping November 20
8.9'' LTE 32GB: $399, no date set. 


  • 8.8mm thin
  • IPS Display, 1920 x 1200 (8.9'')
  • IPS Display, 1280 x 800 (7'')
  • HDMI, Bluetooth, Dual-band Wifi
  • Dual-core CPU at 1.5 GHz
  • 2 Speakers per end
  • First tablet with Dolby Digital Plus
  • Front facing camera, approved for Skype
  • New E-mail app
  • Custom Facebook App
  • Multiple profile support.

Deon Hua is the Editor-in-Chief at [blank]’s Universe. He is also a technology enthusiast with his expertise in computers and Pro Audio and Lighting. You'll probably catch Deon writing a movie review when he has time.