Amazon revealed updates to the Kindle ereaders and its line of Kindle Fire tablets this week, so in case you missed it, here's a quick recap:
- Kindle Fire HD — The popular Kindle Fire tablet now has HD capabilities, bigger storage capacities, and two screen sizes to choose from. The seven-inch tablet starts at $199 and will be available Sept. 14. The 8.9-inch tablet makes it debut Nov. 20 and has pricing from $299 for a WiFi model to $599 for the 4G LTE Wireless version.
- Next-Gen Kindle Fire — Available Sept. 14, the next-generation Kindle Fire includes many of the same features as its predecessor, but with a lower $159 price point, faster processing speed, and longer battery life.
- Kindle Paperwhite — After the Nook Glowlight's debut, it makes sense that Amazon would unveil their own version of a back-lit ereader with the touchscreen Kindle Paperwhite. At less than eight ounces in weight, it makes use of the Kindle Touch X-ray feature and includes the new ability to estimate how much reading time is left in a book. Available Oct. 1, the Kindle Paperwhite WiFi model will cost $119, and the 3G version, which requires no data contract or plan, will be priced at $179.
- Next-Gen Kindle — The entry-level ereader got a small revamp with a 15 percent faster page-turn speed, new fonts, crisper text, and a price drop — it's now available for $69.
Which Amazon tablet or ereader are you likely to purchase?
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