Amazon Kindle Fire HDX tablet comes with more speed, memory, high res displays and an uber-cool Mayday support

by Gareth Mankoo

The Kindle Fire HDX is finally here and well and has its share of satisfying goodies for us. But, with great features come a heavy price tag. That’s something we can live with, and why not. Starting up, the Kindle Fire HDX, arrives in 7- and 8.9-inch models. At first look, the new tablets look trapezoidal from particular dimensions and we believe it will leave little room for complaints regarding ergonomics. The molded magnesium body makes them feel quite solid and has the 8.9-inch variant weigh 13.2-ounces. Fair, some would claim. The ergonomic angle promises that these do not strain your fingers. Inside, it is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU and runs with Jelly Bean 4.2.2. making the Fire OS a zip through when it comes to speed. And then there’s 2GB of RAM to boost it up further. The tablets are adorned with some rather convenient buttons around the display that supports resolutions of up to 1920×1200 pixels (7-inch) and 2560×1600 pixels (8.9-inch), respectively. The latter touching an impressive 339 pixels per inch, surpassing the Apple and Nexus displays. Other major boosts some may appreciate in the new HDX versions include a 11-hour battery life, a Mayday button that makes a human head appear asking you how he or she can help you (actual technician support with remote screen sharing), better gaming thanks to Fire OS3, pinning of apps and more, threaded emailing, enterprise security features and a lot more.

Besides the tablet itself, you can look forward to the all new Origami Cases that conceal your tablet with. The Kidle Fire HDX 7-inch mode will cost $230 while the 8.9-inch one will set you back $380. Suddenly we feel confident that Amazon have gone beyond their ‘content first’ approach and created something truly sturdy and reliable.





[Via – Gizmodo]