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September 26, 2013

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch Tablet Launch a Runaway success

By most measures, Amazon Kindle Fires are the most successful Android tablets on the market. Now, with the introduction of three new models, it’s quite likely the company will only tighten its grip on the lead. At its Seattle, Wash., headquarters Tuesday,

Amazon also claims up to 11 hours of battery life when using the Kindle Fire HDX tablets. See also: Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch review: cheap tablet locked into Amazon's world


Amazon revealed the latest generation of Kindle Fires: the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch, the Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch and the latest Kindle Fire HD. Of the three, the two HDX models certainly raise the bar for pure power and screen resolution. Both are the first tablets to run Qualcomm’s powerful Snapdragon 800 processor, and they’re doing so at 2.2 GHZ, which is essentially desktop speed in a hand-held device. For those of you who saw Qualcomm’s CES 2013 keynote, you may remember that this is the chip that can power 4K (Ultra HD) video from a mobile device