If you have been patiently waiting for Amazon to start shipping the new Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 inch tablet you will be pleased to learn that from today it is available to purchase with immediate shipping for $379 for the 16 GB version.
Amazon has also created larger 32 and 64 GB versions which are also now available to purchase price at $429 and $479 respectively, all of which are now available from the Amazon online store.
Amazon has equipped a new 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX tablet with a 8.9 inch touchscreen offering a resolution of 2560 x 1600 and a PPI of 339, powered by a quad-core 2.2GHz processor supported by Adreno 330 graphics and 2GB of RAM. As well as a 720p front facing camera for video calling, together with a 8 megapixel rear facing for video and photographs. Peter Larsen, Vice President, Amazon Kindle explains:
“The 8.9” Fire HDX is startlingly light—at just 13.2 ounces, it’s the lightest large-screen tablet. This is combined with a 339 ppi, perfect-color HDX display, 3x the processing power, 2x the memory, 4x the graphics performance, and backed by Fire OS 3.0, with exclusive features like the revolutionary new Mayday button—and all of this is just $379, much less than you’d pay for a comparable tablet,” -“This is the best tablet we’ve ever built, and we can’t wait to see what our customers think.”
Amazon has made their latest generation of tablets 34 percent lighter than the previous version with the new version weighing just 13.2 ounces. Unfortunately if you are still waiting for the LTE version you will still need to wait a little longer or opt for the smaller Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch which is available from $229.