Amazon Raises the Bar With New Kindle Fire HDX Tablets
Amazon’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) latest entries into the compact and full-size tablet markets are vast improvements over its previous tablet iterations, according to several prominent tech reviewers. Amazon released the 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX tablet on October 18, while the 8.9-inch model was made available on November 7.
As noted by Tony Bradley at Forbes, the original Kindle Fire was a “good enough” utilitarian device that provided basic tablet functions without exceeding users’ expectations. On the other hand, Bradley found that the Kindle Fire’s screen could be unresponsive. He also noted the original device lacked a camera and Bluetooth connectivity.
However, Bradley noted that both of the new Kindle Fire HDX models have much more responsive touchscreens as well as Bluetooth connectivity. Both devices also feature 1.2-megapixel front cameras, while the 8.9-inch version also comes equipped with an 8-megapixel rear camera that is capable of shooting 1080p high-definition video and photos.