Only weeks after announcing the Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon has revealed that the Kindle Fire HD will be available at a new low price. According to the press release issued by the online market place on September 25th, the 8gb version of the tablet will be available for $139 while the 16gb version will cost $169. The Kindle Fire HD will have a 1200x800 216 ppi HD display and a dual-core processor that promises to be up to 60% faster than the previous version of the tablet.
In addition to the slimmer design, the tablet has many upgraded and new features including email, a new web browser, and a new calendar. It will also include many features that are exclusive to Amazon including Amazon Prime instant video, Kindle FreeTime, and the upcoming Kindle Matchbook program that will allow customers to purchase discounted digital copies of books they already own.
The Kindle Fire HD is now available for pre-order at www.amazon.com/fire-hd with the shipping date listed as October 2.