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Amazon to take on Google with Kindle Fire HD 7

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Sep 2012 17:46

Amazon to take on Google with Kindle Fire HD 7 In a direct effort to take on the 7-inch Google Nexus 7, Amazon has introduced the Kindle Fire HD 7 with a price tag of $199.
The 7" Kindle Fire HD has many similar features to the 8.9, which will release in November. The device has an HD display with 1280x800 resolution along with Gorilla Glass.

Just like its brother, the HD 7 has Dolby audio and dual-driver stereo speakers, dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi, a powerful dual-core processor with Imagination PowerVR 3D graphics and all the new software featured in the rest of the line (more in depth article coming up).

Additionally, their is a new front-side camera for chatting with the pre-installed Skype app. You get free unlimited cloud storage through Amazon, as well.

Finally, the tablet promises 11 hours battery life, very strong for the price point.

For 16GB, the price is $199, compared to 8GB at the same price for the Nexus 7. 32GB is $249. Pre-orders began today and the item will ship on the 14th.

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