Amazon Kindle Touch Loses Keyboard, Adds Touchscreen At $99

After Amazon's press event today in New York and the release of its first Android tablet the Kindle Fire, Amazon has refreshed the Kindle yet again with the new Kindle Touch priced at just $99 with Amazon's Special Offers ads, and $139 without. The Kindle Touch loses the physical keyboard for an on-screen virtual touch keyboard and an even sleeker design with an aluminum back. The same 6" touchscreen remains to be E Ink display that's also multi-touch. The now older 6" Kindle will be called the Kindle Keyboard and is priced at $99 as well.

Amazon's Kindle Touch comes in a WiFi-only version as well as a WiFi and 3G version priced at $149. Both models are now available for pre-order and will start shipping on November 21.

Nir Schneider


Amazon Unveils New Android Based Tablet For $200: Kindle Fire

Rumors of an Amazon tablet have been circulating since last year but Amazon finally went public today at its 10:00 AM invitation only news conference. Its name, Fire, is no surprise following the Amazon Kindle. After watching many Android tablets fail to upend the Apple iPad, Amazon came right out with a knockout punch offering the Fire at only $200, $300 dollars less than Apple's cheapest iPad.

The 7 inch tablet offers a dual core CPU, 512 MB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage. Strangely, Google's Android Market is not offered but the Android App Store is offered. The Fire does not have a microphone nor a front or rear facing camera but does have WiFi (no 3G) and comes with a 30 day free trial of Amazon Prime.

Catch the Kindle Fire commercial after the break!

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