Yesterday, at Amazon’s Kindle event in Santa Monica, California, CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled a whole slew of new Kindles to the world. Not only did Bezos announce the Kindle Fire HD (something Apple hasn’t even done yet), but he also unveiled three other tablets as well as a new e-reader.
Although much was announced, it’s the Kindle Fire HD and Amazon’s jump into the high level market that has everyone talking. The new Kindle Fire HD seven-inch model has the option for 16 GB or 32 GB of storage, 3G connectivity, dual-wifi antenna’s as well as speakers and will go for the low price of $199. The other model, an 8.9 inch-version, has many of the same features but will have an extra option for 64 GB of storage.
Macquarie analyst Ben Schachter says, “While we have had no hands-on testing yet, it appears that Amazon has significantly raised the bar for its e-readers and tablets. Amazon clearly wants to compete across the spectrum, not just on the low end of the market.”
Amazon also introduced a new Kindle Paperwhite e-ink reader for only $69. With the built-in, adjustable light you will now be able to read in the dark. I absolutely love my Kindle (the original large one – so big!), but not being able to read in the dark is definitely annoying. This new feature will definitely have people going out in droves to buy this particular Kindle.
So, will you be buying one of these new Kindles? Check out what else Jeff Bezos announced below.