The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 and 8.9 tablets as well as their eReader sibling called Paperwhite, which were put up for pre-order in India about two weeks ago, have started shipping from today. Those who wish to lay their hands on these gadgets can visit the Amazon eStore or head over to any of the major retail outlets in the subcontinent.
First up is the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 which as the name suggests, offers a multi-touch real estate of 8.9 inches. Its IPS display complete with advanced polarizing filter and anti-glare technology, has a pixel density of 254ppi and a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. The slab coughs up the juice for reading, web browsing and video watching time of about 10 hours and the Wi-Fi-enabled device comes in variants featuring either 16GB or 32GB onboard memory.
The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 is slightly smaller than the former and manages to accommodate a 7-inch IPS touchscreen on its chassis with dimensions of 193 x 137 x 10.3 millimeters. Like its aforementioned sibling, the slate arrives with 16GB or 32GB storage space in tow and allows prospective customers to browse the internet over Wi-Fi. It provides usage time of about 11 hours on a single charge.
And apart from the basic eReader, the company has also introduced the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite which employs a built-in light to illuminate its 6-inch screen evenly. This in turn makes the device apt for reading in all lighting conditions. Although it has merely 2GB of onboard memory, the makers proffer free cloud storage space for saving content bought from the proprietary store. The slab is available in 3G and Wi-Fi-only models in the subcontinent.
The 16GB and 32GB variants of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 carry price tags of Rs 21,999 and Rs 25,999, respectively, while the 7-inch device can be purchased for Rs 15,999 (16GB) or Rs 18,999 (32GB). The Paperwhite 3G and Wi-Fi-only versions set users back by Rs 13,999 and Rs 10,999, correspondingly and the basic eReader is up for grabs for Rs 5,999.