We were expecting the Kindle colour tablet – Kindle Fire, but we got a whole new range of them!

new range of kindle devices september 28 2011

At the Amazon event just now Jeff Bezos announced the new range of Kindle devices they were bringing to market.

Kindle

New slimmed down version of the current Kindle. E-Ink display, no touchscreen, no keyboard. 30% lighter than current Kindle, less than 6 ounces.  $79 – Available today (in the US)

Kindle Touch

New touchscreen Kindle, slightly bigger, infrared multi-touch capability, still on the E-Ink display. WiFi only. Text-to-speech, plus audio books and mp3s. $99 – Available November 21st (in the US)

Kindle Touch 3G

Same as the Kindle Touch but with universal free 3G coverage. $149 – Available November 21st (in the US)

Kindle Fire

7” IPS multi-touch capacitive colour display with Gorilla Glass coating. Fast dual-core CPU, device weighs 14.6 ounces. Access to 18 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, and books. Free cloud storage for all your Amazon content. Amazon Prime members enjoy unlimited, instant streaming of over 10,000 popular movies and TV shows. Ultra-fast web browsing – Amazon Silk (split browser rendering between the cloud and the device to optimise speed). $199