The Kindle Fire and Kindle Touch Are Here!

Well, finally the dayKindle Fire we have all been waiting for is here! Amazon just announced the Kindle Fire and the Kindle Touch today!

Let’s break down all four new Kindle offerings and what it means for all of us.

Kindle Fire

The Kindle Fire is going to be an amazing device and something different from all the previous Kindles out there! Here are a few of the specs of the device -

  • 7 inch device
  • Android-based system
  • Access to Amazon app store
  • Color touchscreen
  • 14 ounces (about)
  • Free storage via Amazon Cloud Storage
  • Access to Kindle store and Amazon Video on Demand
  • Free month of Amazon Prime
  • 8GB Storage
  • WiFi only (no 3G for this model)

So far, I love what I see! You can pre-order now if you want to get one, and if you want it by Christmas, I would suggest buying one now!

For more details or to pre-order the Kindle Fire, click here!

Kindle Touch and Kindle Touch 3G

The Kindle Touch is very similar to the current Kindle, except, of course, it has a touchscreen. There is the 3G and wifi model, with a $50 price difference between the two. Here are the specs -

  • 7 inch screen
  • 2 month battery life
  • Eink screen
  • faster page turns – one complaint about the current
  • All the other stuff your like about the current Kindle

For more details on the Kindle Touch, click here!

Original Kindle

Finally, there is the plain ole’ Kindle! Haha! It is now just $79 (with ads)! It is the same as the current unit, except it is lighter and faster. Find out more about that by clicking here!

You can also get the older versions of the Kindle, at least for  right now. They are calling it the “Kindle Keyboard.”

The only bad news I know of is that the Kindle DX appears to be getting phased out. There is no definitive information on that right now, but it is not listed in the other “new Kindle family” so I am assuming that is what is happening. I will let everyone know when I know more on that.

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  • Chris

    That’s not plain old Kindle. There is no keyboard anymore!

  • admin

    Haha I guess that true!

  • Isaac Hummel

    The lack of a keyboard is no small thing. Without Touch, that means you have to select letters with the cursor one at a time using the directional buttons. There’s no way that’s worth saving $20.

  • admin

    Issac, I agree. I would pay the extra $20 for a keyboard.

  • Susmita

    Where (other than Amazon) can I get a case for the new “old” Kindle, i.e., the $79 one?? The Kindle 3 cases all seem too big.

  • admin

    You’ve got perfect timing on that question! I am working on a post about that now. Trying to find the best deals and what will fit correctly. I will have that post up by Saturday.