The 7-inch version of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and the refreshed version of the previous Kindle Fire are both available for sale and currently shipping to those who preordered. Unfortunately, the 32 GB Kindle Fire HDs aren't shipping until October 25. For those that missed the big announcement last week, here's a run-down of Amazon's latest tablets.
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7-inch - starting at $199
- 16 GB / 32 GB storage
- 7-inch 1280 x 800 touchscreen at 216 PPI
- TI OMAP 4460 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
- 802.11n 5 Ghz MIMO Wi-Fi antenna
- 7.6 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches
- 11 hours battery life
Refreshed Amazon Kindle Fire - starting at $159
- 8 GB storage
- 7-inch 1024 x 600 touchscreen at 169 PPI
- TI OMAP 4430 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
- 8.5 hours battery life
If you haven't picked either one up yet, be sure to check out our hands-on time with both devices, and when you're ready to pull the trigger, you can get the refreshed 7-inch Kindle Fire or the new Kindle Fire HD at Amazon. Of course, you can always hold out for the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD, which you'll have to do if you want the LTE model anyway, though it won't be available until November 20. Any of you guys going to hold out for the bigger one?
Also: haaaaaave you met our Kindle Fire HD Forums?