Amazon has dropped the most recent incarnation of its Kindle tablet with the all new Kindle Fire HDX. The online giant has not sat back on it’s laurels since the last version, as the HDX comes with double the memory of the outgoing Kindle Fire HD, improved graphics hardware and three times the processing capability.

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX

Running on Amazon’s Fire OS which is based on the Android platform and finished with the Amazon GUI, the tablet comes in 7” and 8.9” versions, both of which house a 2.2GHz processor. The 8.9” tablet has a screen which features dynamic image contrast which is capable of an enviable 339 pixels per inch (323ppi on the 7”) and a front camera for Skype alongside an 8 megapixel rear camera (but just the front facing camera on the smaller version).

There is an impressive ‘Mayday’ button which allows you to call Amazon for help as and when you get stuck/lost or need something explaining. It also weighs just 374 grams which is 34% lighter than the previous version. Both versions also come loaded with dual stereo speakers including Dolby Digital Plus audio and 4G LTE wireless connectivity.

Battery time is around 11 hours when the tablet is used for mixed media, and up to 17 hours for reading alone. The 7” Kindle Fire HDX retails at around the £150, with the 4G capable version coming in at around £200. The 8.9” HDX is priced at around £240 for the basic and around £300 for the 4G bells and whistles version.

Keep your eyes peeled and expect a pre Christmas release for the UK.



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