Today Amazon revealed their in-house Android-based tablet, the Kindle Fire, as well as a host of changes to the Kindle lineup.
The new Kindle Fire runs Android, sports a 7-inch screen, and will retail for $199. It comes with a 30-day subscription to Amazon Prime (and the accompanying media streaming) and is tightly integrated with Amazon’s media sharing capabilities.
Amazon also announced updates to the Kindle lineup including a price reduction on the traditional Kindle down to $79 and a Kindle Touch with infrared-based touchscreen (similar to the touch-based Barnes and Noble Nook) for $99. Amazon be updating their price lists and offering pre-orders sometime today.
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- Published 09/28/11