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Lars Rehm | Published: Sep 17, 2015 – connect.dpreview.com

Amazon has today updated its Fire tablet line and announced three new models, the Fire HD, Fire and Fire Kids. Not only are the new models lighter and thinner than the previous generation but with their introduction the Kindle name was also dropped from the Amazon tablet lineup.

The Fire HD is the most powerful model of the three, making it the best option for image viewing or editing. It comes with 8 or 10.1-inch screens that both offer a 1280 x 800 resolution. Amazon’s new Fire OS 5 ‘Bellini’ is based on Android Lollipop and powered by a quad-core 1.5GHz chipset. The Fire HD’s housing is 7.7mm thin and Amazon claims twice as durable as Apple’s iPad Air 2. There are stereo speakers with Dolby Audio for a good video consumption experience and an HD front camera. With a 5MP rear camera the new Amazon tablets are not ideal capture devices but a microSD support and claimed 8 hours of battery life should make them a viable option for image presentation or editing

Read more: http://connect.dpreview.com/post/9797987247/amazon-reveals-thinner-fire-hd-tablets

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