Amazon Unveils $199 Android Tablet; Updated Kindle Lineup

By Jason Fitzpatrick on September 28th, 2011

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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Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 09/28/11
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