[New Products] Amazon Enhances Their Kindle Line

September 29, 2011  |  I want.., New Products, Techie

Amazon fire touch kindle family

Today was the day Amazon held their conference in which they announced their enhanced Kindle family.  They did not remove their previous Kindles (otherwise known as the Kindle 3rd Generation) but instead changed their name to “Kindle Keyboard”.  But that wasn’t all that happened at the conference.  You see the e-book reader market is growing with competitors such as Barnes & Nobles Nook and Sony’s e-Reader that Amazon thought to step up their Kindle and make it even more awesome.


At the conference, they announced the new Kindle (for lack of a better word the one without the keyboard).  The most awesome thing was that it’s their cheapest Kindle being priced at $79 a price that beats all the lower priced e-Book readers out there.  The key features of this baby is that it is 30% lighter (at less than 6 ounces), has an 18% smaller body while maintaining the 6″ screen size, has the most advanced e-Ink display, built-in wifi (can get books in 60 seconds), and for a model without any special offers or ads all you have to sell out is $109. It has buttons on it but no keyboard which will make it a bit difficult to type on but as a reader it’s awesome. [I has jealousy and feels like I want this one to add to my collection].  The best thing here is that this model is ready for you to order and have it shipped out today.  [Order Here]


The next baby that was announced was the Kindle Touch which comes in a 3G model and a Wi-Fi version priced at $149 and $99 for each.  The $99 version comes with ads and to get it without ads you’d have to pay $139 which is still a great price.  The touch screen on this baby uses an infrared touch system which is similar to the latest Nook & Kobo and also has no physical keyboard.  It’s slimmer, 11% smaller and 8% lighter than the existing 3rd generation Kindle with a muted silver chasis that looks nothing like today’s Kindles. It has the most advanced e-Ink display with multi-touch (better than the model above), and can hold up to 3,000 books.  It has text-to-speech, plus audio books and mp3s; both models have built-in Wifi to get your books quickly.  Unfortunately this model is available for US only and will be released on November 21st 2011, but if you’d like you can pre order it today. [Pre-Order Here]

Battery life for both models mentioned above can go up to 2 months and I know it can go longer because I remember I purchased my 3rd generation Kindle last December and charged it once and it lasted for 2 months without draining much.


Finally, the piece de resistance (as they say in France) was the announcement of the uber sexy Kindle Fire (burn baby burn!) [Seriously I’m on fire for this thing I wants it!]  This is a 7-inch device running an iPS panel with Gorilla Glass coating, has a 1GHz TI OMAP dual-core CPU, 512 MB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and a chasis that weighs 14.6 ounces.  The real awesome thing is that the Kindle Fire is going for the price of $199 which is insanely awesome.  With this device you can get access to up to 18 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, and books.  You also get the Amazon Appstore with thousands of popular apps and games.  You get ultra-fast web browsing using the new “Amazon Silk”.  All your data can be stored internally or via your free cloud storage with all your Amazon content. And if you’re an Amazon Prime member you can enjoy unlimited, instant streaming of over 10,000 popular movies and TV Shows. This baby is a powerhorse I wouldn’t mind riding but as with the Kindle Touch this device will be available for the US only and will be released on November 15th 2011, but you can also pre-order it today. [Pre-Order Here]


Now that all the geeky stuff is out of the way, the inner insane geek-aholic in me wants to grab all 3 devices whereas the broke me wants to just grab the Kindle Fire.  Even if I do not use it faithfully (I know I am neglecting my Kindle baby) I still wants it! I guess this goes on my Birthday Wish List this year! YAY!

Next week, the iPhone extravaganza!

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  1. Already preordered! Not sure if movies and tv will be streamed to it! I just hope it is! And the price is fantastic! Now waiting for Nov for it!

  2. The Kindle Fire is my favorite & i could not believe its price tag. I believe it will be the most popular between the 3.

  3. Marzouq : ME TOO! I preordered the Kindle Fire now debating if I want a Touch or Kindle too? :P Hehehe yes I am a freak!

    Mohd : True! It is quite nice and I can’t wait to see how it’ll fare among my lovely iPad 2!

  4. Did you get the Fire yet? I’m looking forward to reading your review of it :)