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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX Release Date, Reviews: Android-Powered Tablet Is ‘Reigning Champ In Power, Performance And Screen Resolution’ Says Mashable

By Staff Writer | October 06, 2013 06:37 PM EDT

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX Release Date, Reviews: Android-Powered Tablet Is ‘Reigning Champ In Power, Performance And Screen Resolution’ Says Mashable
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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX release date a few days ago has received major praise from tech publications and numerous tech blogs. The 7-inch device got a super thumbs up from the world’s leading independent news source on tech and social media.

According to Mashable, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch is “for now, the reigning champ in power, performance and screen resolution.” The indepentdent tech blog noted that no other consumer tablet offers the same mobile CPU relative to the specs of the newly unveiled Kindle.

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The new device has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, the newest chipset from the company with a quad-core component running at a speedy 2.2GHz. It also has a 2GB memory, which is double what could be found in the Nexus 7 and quadruple the memory found in the iPad Mini.

In USA Today’s review of the device, it noted that the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX has outstanding stereo speakers and a scrolling carousel-type interface that intermingles icons for movies, apps, books and other content. Currently, Amazon has 80,000 third-party apps in its app store, but it’s the selection available from its vast Amazon Prime library that makes the Kindle device very attractive.

Amazon Prime Netflix-like movie watching experience, ability to rent and by movies and TV series as well and with the new update to Amazon’s ecosystem, you can instantly download selected Prime instant videos to your Kindle Fire HDX. All cloud-based content from your Kindle and Prime accounts can instantly be accessed with the new Amazon tablet.

The stereo speakers are housed in a beveled edge of glossy black, which is mark of the tablet’s soft-touch plastic back. The Mashable said that the back’s characterization is a bit of a “fingerprint magnet.”

The 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX weighs 10.7 ounces, slightly less than the 7.9-inch iPad Mini (Wi-Fi only model). Mashable noted that the iPad Mini is thinner than the Kindle Fire HDX.

The new tablet by Amazon is an easy to use device but could still be confusing for some. In what USA Today calls the real “killer differentiator” for the Fire HDX tablets, Mayday is what could possibly woe people to get the device.

In the event you get stuck or lost in an app, need assistance for Amazon Prime or need to learn how to establish Kindle FreeTime to set limits and choose materials kids can access, Mayday is on call to assist the Kindle user.

The feature, once activated, pops-up a small window-screen in 15 seconds, where a live tech support personnel ready to assist the Kindle user is available. The tech support can see precisely what’s on the screen and share control with the user. Tech support personnel can draw circles or arrows to demonstrate what needs to be done. And for security purposes, the Amazon rep cannot see your password but can pull up your account info.

Amazon said that the company is staffing up so that people can be available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch starts at $299 for 16GB, which is similar to the base price of the Nexus 7 and a $100 cheaper than the most affordable iPad Mini. In Mashable’s review of the new Kindle, it wrote, “it’s hard to beat the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX for price, performance and expertly integrated econsystem.”

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