A Look at the Kindle Fire

Amazon have announced they are to release three new Kindle Fire tablets in a bid to compete with the increasing number of models on the market. Battling against the likes of the iPad Mini and own-brand devices such as Tesco and Argos, the new entry level Fire HD is Amazon’s slimmest and lightest to date and moving to a 7-inch screen like many of its rivals.

Kindle Fire

Kindle Fire

Priced at £119, the entry level Kindle is also accompanied by the release of the HDX models. With both a 7-inch and 8.9-inch screen available, prices for the HDX begin at £199 with shipping as early as November 13. Amazon have made a number of changes to the new devices based on findings from Forrester Research that ranked as the United States’ number two tablet behind the iPad.

Looking to take the top spot, the Kindle Fire has become a much better looking model and sits about seven percent smaller than the iPad Mini. What sets the Fire HDX above the rest with its new release however is the 2GB RAM in both models. Quadrupling the iPad Mini’s 512MB, Amazon’s effort is a much speedier user as well as still being a clear winner in the pricing. One major change to the new Fire is a special feature allowing users to contact tech advisors through video calling. The special Mayday button will help users, with specialists being able to remotely control your tablet and fix any issues on your device.

All three models have an updated operating system which has improved the email, calendar and web browser on the device and the added use of parental controls, even allowing parents to set a timer for how long children can sit playing games for.

Gameplay is set to be improved dramatically according to Amazon, with their Adrenno 330 graphics offering four times the graphical performance of its previous model and has been specifically designed for the consumption of media rather than work or creativity unlike competing models.

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As well as the two screen sizes, both are available with 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB internal storage with Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi and 4G ranges. And with an 11 hour battery life and 2.2GHz quad core processor, Amazon have taken competition up to another level.

As well as being able to pre-order now, you can enter the Poker Truths Competition to win this state-of-the-art device.

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