Amazon refreshes Kindle Fire HD with new look and reduced price-tag

Amazon Kindle Fire HDIn addition to the new Kindle Fire HDX tablets, Amazon has unveiled a refreshed version of its existing Kindle Fire HD tablet. The tablet now sports a new look and upgraded OS. The revamped version of Kindle Fire HD is now on pre-order and will start shipping from October 2.

The specifications of the revamped version remain same as the previous Kindle Fire HD, which include 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 7-inch 1280x800p display, 8/ 16GB of storage, and dual stereo speakers with Dolby Audio.

“Two years ago, we revolutionized the tablet industry with the breakthrough $199 price point for tablets—now we’re doing it again with the $139 price point,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Founder and CEO. “$139 now gets you a 1280×800 216 ppi HD display, a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor, Fire OS 3.0, dual speakers with Dolby audio, vast selection and Amazon-exclusive features like Prime Instant Video downloads, Second Screen, Kindle FreeTime, X-Ray and more.”

More Amazon Kindle Fire HD features

  • Fast streaming, downloads, and web browsing with built-in dual-band Wi-Fi
  • Powered by the latest version of Fire OS—Fire OS 3.0 “Mojito”—with hundreds of new and upgraded features, platform updates, and Amazon-exclusive services.
  • Kindle FreeTime extends parental controls to give parents a simple, engaging way to manage the way kids use Kindle Fire—parents select content and set time limits by content type.
  • Stay connected and productive with all-new email, calendar, and Silk web browser.

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