Amazon has announced the launch of the brand new Kindle Fire HD 6 and Fire HD 7 tablets from its range of slates based on Android which happen to be big sellers in the US. These two products have been priced at $99 and $139, respectively and can be pre-ordered in the country right now. Said rates apply to their 8GB capacity models, while the 16GB variants will be going for $119 and $159.
Slated to be made available on October 2, this new range of Fire HD slates come with 6-inch and 7-inch displays onboard, as indicated by their names. Both these panels grab resolutions of 1280 x 800 pixels each. These new tablets are powered by quad core CPUs that are clocked at 1.5GHz.
The Fire HD range of Amazon slabs ships with support for Single-band Wi-Fi, while its battery is able to provide the tablets with 8 hours mixed usage. Dolby Digital Plus, a mono speaker and a built-in microphone are all present on each of the two devices.
Amazon has even fitted the Fire HD 6 and Fire HD 7 with 2MP main cameras and VGA front ones. They run the company’s Android-based Amazon Fire OS 4 as their main software. Codenamed Sangria, this version of the platform brings with it a number of performance enhancements and bug fixes, apart from support for the Firefly app that formed part of the largely unsuccessful Fire Phone released earlier this year.
Like we said, the Kindle Fire HD 6 and Fire HD 7 tablets will start shipping in early October. They can be pre-ordered now through Amazon (1) (2) in a number of different color options.