Amazon Announces All New Kindle Family

Sep 28, 2011

Amazon introduced an all-new Kindle family: three all-new Kindle e-readers including the Kindle Fire, an Android-based tablet that gives users access to the wide variety of content available through Amazon including over 100,000 movies and TV shows from Amazon Instant Video, over 17,000,000 songs from Amazon MP3, and over 1,000,000 Kindle books.

The other new additions to the Kindle family include the "Fits In Your Pocket" for $79, "Kindle Touch" for $99, and "Kindle Touch 3G" for $149.

Also announced today is the new Cloud-Accelerated Web Browser "Amazon Silk." The Kindle Fire web browser introduces a "split browser" architecture that accelerates the power of the mobile device hardware by using the computing speed and power of the Amazon Web Services Cloud. The Silk browser software resides both on Kindle Fire and on the massive server fleet that comprises the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2).