Amazon used a Sept. 6 event in California to debut a range of products, including a frontlit Kindle e-reader with a higher-resolution screen, an updated Kindle Fire, and the new Kindle Fire HD in two screen sizes.
As with previous Kindle releases, CEO Jeff Bezos took the stage to talk to the assembled media. “Customers are smart,” he said, according to a live Web feed of the event provided by The Verge. “Last year, there were more than two dozen Android tablets launched into the marketplace, and nobody bought them.” By contrast, he added, Kindle Fire is a “service” designed to port e-books, streaming video and other content from Amazon’s servers to the user; hardware is a critical component, but also a part of a much more enormous whole.
Updated Kindle Fire
Kindle Fire HD