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Amazon Kindle Fire gets faster processor, more RAM, and $159 price tag


News by Andrew Kameka on Thursday September 06, 2012.

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Amazon will relaunch its Kindle Fire with newer hardware and an an even lower price tag. The online retailer has just announced plans to upgrade the Kindle to have a processor that is 40 percent faster, has twice as much RAM (1GB), and longer battery life. Amazon has not released specifics for processor clock speed or battery mAh, but it surpasses the 8 hours of battery life available in the 2011 model.

The Kindle Fire also has a new front-facing camera, and will continue to have a 7-inch screen, Wi-Fi connectivity, and the same form factor as its predecessor. They key differences between the two will be higher-performing upgrades internally, and lower prices at checkout. Amazon will drop the price of the Kindle Fire to just $159. Pre-orders for the device will begin today, and shipments will start September 14th.

source: Engadget

 
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