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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 6, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 6, 2012

Welcome to Thursday everyone. Today Amazon held its highly anticipated Kindle Fire event, marking our third press event in two days. Amazon didn't disappoint either, announcing a handful of new Kindle Fire tablets and the new Kindle Paperwhite. It was a very exciting event, and you can get a nice little recap of all of the news in our full Amazon Kindle event wrap-up. Be sure to check that out for all of our announcement and hands-on posts from the day.

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Amazon Kindle Fire full event video and wrap-up

Amazon Kindle Fire full event video and wrap-up

This week the folks at Amazon introduced a set of new Kindle tablets including a refresh of the Kindle Fire, two new Kindle Fire HD tablets, and a reader called Paperwhite. This last entry in the list of new items might be the most overlooked to the biggest news seekers, but it's set to overtake a still massive ereader market with technology that's set to dash standard E-Ink's brains out - and it's relatively inexpensive, too! The original Kindle Fire was refreshed with a lower price, and both the Kindle Fire HD 7 and 8.9 were introduced with pre-orders starting today.

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Kindle Paperwhite hands-on

Kindle Paperwhite hands-on

Amazon made a ton of major announcements during its press event today, wowing the crowd with the reveal multiple new Kindle Fires including an HD variant. While the Kindle Fire HD is certainly something to get excited about, so is the Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon's latest iteration in its line of Kindle eReaders. Don't be fooled by your expectations for eReaders, though, because the Kindle Paperwhite brings a number of innovations to the table.

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Amazon introduces X-Ray technology for Kindle lineup

Amazon introduces X-Ray technology for Kindle lineup

If you were waiting to see the strangest new innovation in the Kindle Fire universe this week coming from Amazon, you can bet that X-Ray is it. Here with a bit of a magic from a collection of 3rd party brands like IMDB, Amazon is able to offer you instant information about the media you're working with. If you're watching a movie from Amazon, for example, you can simply tap the film playing and IMDB will pop up with everything you need.

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Kindle Paperwhite 3G priced at $179 while original gets price chop

Kindle Paperwhite 3G priced at $179 while original gets price chop

The new Kindle Paperwhite is official, an ereader with a display technology from Amazon that's bringing on a whole new level of readability. With this device you'll be able to easily adjust the light which flows through the display and the whole display has become a whole new level of sharp as well. The Kindle Fire was a big inspiration for this device, Amazon noted, with such features as cover mode - allowing you to look at all the content on the device in addition to the cloud.

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Kindle Paperwhite arrives with backlit screen

Kindle Paperwhite arrives with backlit screen

Just as we were expecting, Amazon pulled the veil off the newest iteration of the Kindle today. Dubbed the Kindle Paperwhite, by far the most noteworthy feature about this new eReader is its display. With it, we're seeing Amazon make a departure from the Pearl E Ink display it has used in previous Kindles and instead go for a white display that comes complete with a backlight.

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