The Kindle Fire was not the only official product launched yesterday by Amazon. CEO Jeff Bezos, also introduced three new Kindle eBook Readers, priced even cheaper than the current models.
The Kindle Fire, Amazon’s flagship reader is able to use all applications available from the Android Market Place, features a touch screen interface and uses a “Kindle Skinned”” Android operating system.
1024 X 600 pixels
Input/ User Interface
Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
Google Android OS
TI OMAP4 Dual-Core Processor
– 8GB Internal Memory Storage
Browser & Messaging
MMS, SMS, IM, Email, RSS
v2.1 with EDR Stereo, HID, A2DP, GAVDP
v2.0 Micro USB
3.5mm stereo headset jack
Video & Audio
Audio & Video Formats
Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI,
GIF, PNG, BMP, non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI,
OGG, WAV, MP4, VP8.
Li-Ion Standard Battery
Video Playback Time
Up to 7.5 Hours
Up to 8 hours of continuous reading (Wi-Fi Off)
Android Market, G-mail, Google Maps, G-Talk
3G and Kindle Touch
These two models are similar to their respective predecessors, however the both are said to be smaller and lighter. The Touch 3G offers 3G connectivity and is claimed to be able to work on networks in over 100 countries. The Touch is a standard Kindle reader with a touch screen.
Also announced was a Kindle under $79 or around R620. This reader does not have a touch screen interface but instead uses a 5-way controller for navigation.