Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 and 8.9 Slates, Paperwhite in India on June 27

The much awaited  Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 and 8.9 devices will be released in India on June 27. The company has stated that the Paperwhite slate also would start shipping by the end of this month.


The Amazon Kindle Fire HD7 features a 7-inch multi-touch capacitive display with IPS screen resolution of 1280×800 pixels. Anti-glare technology and advanced True Wide polarizing filter are to be featured in this device.

Meanwhile, the 8.9-inch device features the same specs, but screen resolution 1920×1200 pixels, varies from the 7-inch device.

Both tablets will be arriving in two variants – with internal storage capacity of 16GB or 32GB. The 8.9-inch device weighs 567 grams while 7-inch tab weighs 395 grams.

The 8.9-inch tablet offers 10 hours of usage time for watching videos or browsing over Wi-Fi, which is an hour less than that that offered by the 7-inch device.

The HD camera placed in front of both the devices helps in video chatting. The 7-inch gadget is fitted with OMAP4460 chipset and powered by a 1.2 GHz processor, while 8.9-inch device packs an OMAP4470 CPU clocked at 1.5 GHz.

The 16GB and 32 GB models of 7-inch tablet goes on sale at a price of Rs.15,999 and Rs.18,999 respectively. To buy 16GB and 32GB units of 8.9-inch tablets, you will have to spend Rs 21,999 and Rs 25,999 respectively.

Further, the Amazon Paperwhite slate comes in 2 variants. Its Wi-Fi unit will be available for purchase at Rs. 10,999, while its 3G model will cost Rs. 13,999.

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