Though most of the products introduced by Amazon today fall into the tablet category, the Internet retailer has also unveiled a proper ereader, the Kindle Voyager. Amazon is hailing the Voyager as its "most advanced" ereader, and joining it is the less expensive new Kindle with touch functionality.
Amazon's product lineup expanded quite a bit tonight, with the company rolling out its new Fire HDX 8.9 and its tablet for kids, the aptly named Fire HD Kids Edition. Also set in the company's sights is the budget range, which it has solidly targeted with the new Fire HD 6 and Fire HD 7. The smaller of the two falls into the sub-$100 range, and both offer fairly impressive specs.
The previously leaked Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 has officially arrived, and with it comes a bunch of jabs at the iPad. Amazon boasts its newest slate's display as offering 30-percent more pixels than the iPad's Retina display, its audio as being twice as loud, and its weight as being 20-percent lighter.
Amazon has introduced a slew of new devices tonight, not the least of which is the Fire HD Kids Edition -- a powerful tablet Amazon says it made "from the ground up" specifically for kids. Its child-centric aspects include both design, which is understandably robust with bumpers, and content, which includes Amazon FreeTime Unlimited.
Amazon is apparently readying a new ebook reader, with the Kindle Voyage seemingly set to replace or at least upgrade the Kindle Paperwhite very soon. The new model is yet to be officially announced, but premature listings on several of Amazon's regional sites have given an early glimpse of the details, including new controls for page-turning.
When it comes to transferring money between individuals, cash still reigns supreme. Still, some entities have tried to break into the space, digitally speaking, with PayPal and Square being two notable ways to do so. A potentially big player in the person-to-person digital payment sector was Amazon, but they’re shelving their offering next month.
Amazon's drone delivery service mightn't be a reality, but your ability to buy drones through the Internet retailer is, and it just made the task a bit simpler. The company has rolled out a new section aptly called the Amazon Drone Store, which is dedicated to UAVs of all sorts and their related gear.
Is this an "ouch" or a "good for Amazon"? The Fire Phone has been dropped to $0.99 on-contract here in the United States - that’s about $190 less than it launched for way back when it was first released. But that was a long time ago, right? Not so much.
Amazon's Fire TV is making its international debut, with the streaming set-top box headed to the UK and Germany. Up for preorder from today, the box uses voice search to hunt through Amazon's streaming video catalog, as well as offering apps for Netflix, YouTube, and other sources, including some local providers unseen on the US version.