Just a week ago, on June 5th we saw Amazon.in go live in India. Now, Amazon is expanding by launching the line-up of Kindle tablets for the Indian market through the website. These tablets were announced last year in September.
The pricing goes as follows:
- Kindle Fire HD 7-inch – Rs 15,999 (16GB), Rs 18,999 (32GB)
- Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch – Rs 21,999 (16GB), Rs 25,999 (32GB).
- Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi only – Rs. 10,999
- Kindle Paperwhite 3G model – Rs. 13,999
- Kindle (5th generation model) – Rs 5,999
Kindle Fire HD 7-inch model has a 1280×720p display and is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor. On the other hand, Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch model has a 1920 x 1200p display (254 ppi) and is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor. The 7-inch model weighs 395 grams and is powered by a 4400mAh battery with 11 hours of life, while the 8.9-inch model weighs 567 grams and is powered by a 6000mAh battery with 10 hours of life. In common, both tablets have 1GB of RAM, dual-band Wi-Fi, Dolby Audio with dual stereo speakers, Bluetooth 3.0, and are available in 16GB and 32GB variants.
Kindle Paperwhite models have a 6-inch front-lit display (212 ppi) and they display 16 level grey scale. It comes with 2GB of internal storage (1.25GB user available) which can hold around 1100 books. It weighs 213 grams and a battery life of 8 weeks is expected out of the device.
All the tablets run on Android 4.0.3 and apps can only be downloaded from Amazon’s Appstore and not Google Play. All user purchases of apps, games and books will be completed on Amazon.com in either Rupees or American Dollars, depending on what credit or debit card you use, though your credit card must be internationally enabled.
The tablets will also be available at over one hundred retail outlets across India including Croma, Reliance Digital, E-Zone and Vijay Sales stores located in major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad and Pune, starting June 27.