Amazon has unveiled a new, more powerful version of its Kindle Fire 7-inch tablet and cut the price to $159.The biggest news in this update appears to be a price-cut, which undercuts Google’s 7-inch tablet, the Nexus 7, by about $40. That makes it one of the cheapest tablets on the market, and a pretty good deal for the specifications.
The new device looks identical to the old one, but it sports better, more powerful guts, including a faster processor that makes the tablet run “40 per cent faster.”
The new tablet will be available September 14, and you can order it today.
The Kindle Fire runs a “forked” version of Android that has a custom interface built by Amazon, as well as other goodies like streaming from Amazon Prime.
It also has a longer battery life and twice as much RAM, which will make it better at multitasking and running apps.
Amazon also unveiled a newer, bigger tablet called the Kindle Fire HD, which appears to be more of a competitor with the iPad.
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