Nexus 7 Meet the Amazon Kindle Fire HD

Looks like Google managed to get some fire out of Amazon after all. Yes, that’s right, Amazon is fighting Google’s Nexus 7 with their new updated Kindle fire line. The Kindle Fire HD will come in two versions one is 7 inches and the other is 8.9 inches. Both tablets will utilize a Texas Instruments OMAP 4470 processor, which according to Amazon is more powerful than the Tegra 3 processor by Nvidia.

The 7inch version will be priced at $200 and will come with 16GB of memory. Furthermore, the 7 inch version will have a 1280 x 800 screen (sound firmiliar?) with an HDMI port. In contrast, Google’s Nexus 7 currently has their 16GB version priced at $250 without an HDMI port.

The real surprise is the 8.9inch version of the tablet, which has a crazy 1920 x 1200 display. The 8.9inch Kindle Fire HD will be priced at an extremely competitive $300. Interestingly enough, the story does not end their. There will be a 4g variant of the 8.9 inch tablet for $500 with a data plan that costs only $50 per year.

-7″ = $200 for 16GB with 1280 x 800 screen
-8.9″ = $300 for 16GB with 1920 x 1200 screen
-8.9″ 4G LTE = $499 for 32GB with $50 per year data plan

The 7inch version will launch September 14th and the 8.9inch version will launch November 20th. Amazon, is not giving its competitors on the tablet front one inch of breathing room for the holiday season. You could say that they have really started a firework show for consumers.

Source: cnet.com