Amazon reveals 7 and 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDs, with a smile

Amazon Kindle Fire HD

Amazon revealed today a 7 and 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDs after weeks of rumors leading up to its debut. The 7inch Kindle Fire HD, is in other words “Kindle Fire 2”, comes with a 1280×800 HD display. Its companion the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD comes with an upgraded 1920×1200 HD display. Furthermore, the former has a 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor and the latter a 1.5 Ghz 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor, which should make only a slight difference for the average consumer. However, Amazon does claim that it’s Kindle Fire HDs  are the fastest tablets out there, surpassing even the iPad 3. How is it possible you ask? Well the claim to have a dual band and dual antenna which makes WiFi downloading speeds 41 % faster than the iPad 3. Finally, the prices range from $199 to $499, all depending on how much space you need and if 4G speaks to you at all.

Source: Amazon (7inch), Amazon (8.9inch)

Xiaomi 2 release date confirmed, launching Aug 16 from China

After a couple photo teasers (picture above) released just a few days ago, Xiaomi has confirmed that it will  release its newest edition Xiaomi 2, August 16. Wondering what the price is? Well all we can do is look at Xiaomi’s first-generation phone (8-megapixel camera and a dual-core processor) which sells at 1,999 yuan ($314 USD). The start-up which has sold over 3 million devices, will probably not disappoint us with this new phone.

Source: TNWXiaomi