Amazon’s gone big with the release of 5 new Kindle devices: 2 eBook readers and 3 Android tablets.
The new Kindle Paperwhite ereader is available in a WiFi-only and a 3G version. This reader has a new screen with 62% more pixels and increased contrast. A built-in front light allows you to easily read in low light conditions without the use of an additional external light source. Prices start at $119 for the WiFi Special Offer version.
In the tablet space, there are 3 new models in the Kindle Fire HD range. All new entrants include a polarized filter and antiglare screen, dual-core processors with Imagination Power VR 3D graphics, dual band, dual antenna WiFi and an Amazon-customized Android UI.
The Kindle Fire HD is a 7″ Android tablet with a 1.2Ghz dual-core processor, 1280×800 resolution, and the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ comes in 4G or WiFi-only versions with a 1.5Ghz dual-core processor and 1920 x 1200 resolution. The new WiFi-only models are available in 16 or 32GB models, and the 4G model in 32 or 64 GB models. None of the tablets have a memory expansion slot; Amazon wants you to consume your games, books, magazines and movies from their store and store your information up in your Amazon cloud.
Prices start at $199 for the 7″ Kindle Fire HD with 16GB, $299 for the WiFi 8.9″ with 16GB, and $499 for the 32GB 4G model. All models are available for pre-order on Amazon’s website with expected shipping dates varying.