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Amazon Kindle Fire HD Announced at Press Event

At the Press event in Los Angeles yesterday, Amazon announced its new high-end Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE tablet device. Amazon had their very own Jeff Bezos at the event speaking and he said that to sell a tablet at $499, Amazon would be required to include “the ultimate tablet feature.”

The 8.9 inch, $499 Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE will be coming with a whopping 32 gig’s of storage along with a $49 per year data plan that will allow you to use 250mbp/s of data, 20 gigs of cloud storage and a $10 Amazon App Store credit. Bezos did not mention just yet regarding how much it’s going to cost you if you over that minor monthly allowance, but I am hoping that Amazon will open up an option to increase that 250mb’s by a few gigs or at least make the overage charges not so ridiculous. Amazon also has not said which network was partnering with them, but the 4G LTE logo that was displayed matches up to AT&T.

Amazon was very bent on promoting the advantage of its device versus Apple’s device, and highlighted the savings that was involved in an integrated data plan. Jeff Bezos summed up the bullish attitude by simply saying “we have just built the best tablet at any price.” The Kindle Fire HD with 4G LTE is available for pre-order today (granted that their website didn’t crash), and will be shipping on November 20th alongside the Wi-Fi only version.

Anyone excited for this new device? Will you be purchasing it when it launches or even pre-ordering it? I personally think it looks really nice and is a lot better than a lot of the $299 tablets on the market. Comparing it to the iPad 3, it also looks pretty good, if not better than it.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

source: android central

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