Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Capital Business
Capital Business

World

Amazon unveils new Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers

Amazon unveils new Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers/AFP

Amazon unveils new Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers/AFP

SAN FRANCISCO, September 18- Amazon.com on Wednesday expanded its array of tablets and Kindle e-readers, capping its line up with a new flagship Fire HDX model boasting ‘stunning’ display and Dolby Atmos sound.

“The team has packed an incredible amount of technology and innovation into the new Fire HDX and it’s still startlingly light,” Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos said in a release.

Bezos boasted that Fire HDX combines “best in class hardware with exclusive features and services.”

The tablet started at $379 and could be ordered at Amazon.com, with shipping of each of its freshly-unveiled new devices slated to begin in October.

Amazon also introduced new Fire HD tablets with 6  or 7 inch screens with starting prices of $99 and $139 respectively.

“Fire HD is the most powerful tablet under $100,”  Bezos said, noting that it is synched to the vast trove of digital content and services at Amazon.com.

The Seattle based Internet titan also unveiled a version of the high definition Fire tablet designed specially for children with perks such as a year of unlimited access to thousands of book, films, and games as well as free replacement if broken within two years of purchase.

A new Kindle Voyage billed as the thinnest, most advanced version to date of the popular e-reader was priced at $199, and an improved basic Kindle model was introduced with a $79 price.

“Our mission with Kindle is to make the device disappear, so you can lose yourself in the author’s world,” Bezos said.

“Kindle Voyage is crafted from the ground up for readers.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The new offerings from Amazon.com came on the same day of reports that Apple is planning to showcase new iPads at an event in October.

Click to comment
Advertisement

More on Capital Business

Executive Lifestyle

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 12 – The country’s super wealthy individuals are increasing their holding of bonds, gold and cash, a new report by Knight...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 9 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi has urged members of the public to exercise extreme caution when making any...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 24 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi is set to own half of Centum Investment Company PLC, following a go-ahead...

Ask Kirubi

It is without a doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has caught the whole world by surprise. Although its full impact is yet to be...

Headlines

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 18 – Commercial Banks have been ordered to provide relief to borrowers on their personal loans, with loans eligible from March...

Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun17 – Kenya’s tea leaves manufacturer Kericho Gold, has been awarded the Superbrands Seal by Superbrands East Africa for their quality variety...

Coronavirus

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 13 – As the local telecommunications industry gears up to roll out 5G networks in the country, the Communications Authority of...

Coronavirus

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 22 – Airtel Kenya is offering free internet access for students in order to enable continued learning at home in the...