If you never thought of your Kindle as a tablet before, it’s time to re-evaluate that notion. Small business owners and entrepreneurs on the go who need to read, watch online video and do other basic things you would need a tablet to do, take note.
Amazon’s latest crop of Kindle Fire HD and HDX tablets may be an alternative to high end mobile devices depending upon your needs.
Kindle Fire HD and HDX
The newest Kindle tablet, the Kindle Fire HDX, comes in two display sizes, 7-inch and 8.9-inch. The screens offer resolutions that Amazon says are “beyond HD.”
In fact, CBS News reports the 2,560 x 1,600 pixel resolution of the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX is higher than that of Apple’s iPad.
In addition to an improved email app, the new device introduces a “mayday” feature which allows 24/7 tech support from an Amazon representative. The representative can either walk you through your problem or actually take control of your device remotely.
The devices start at $229 and $379 respectively.
Amazon has also released a 7-inch version of its Kindle Fire HD at just $139, an impressively low cost for any tablet.
A larger 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD was released two years ago.
How To Get Your Device
The new 7-inch Kindle Fire HD will ship to retailers Oct. 2 and can be preordered on Amazon. The two new Kindle Fire HDX devices will ship on Oct. 18. See more on both devices in this video from The Verge:
Image: Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon