Amazon’s September harvest: new HD Kindle Fires, Paperwhite ereader

Kindle Fire HD 7 inches

Amazon announced at a press conference Thursday four new tablets and one new ereader, the Kindle Paperwhite, as well as Kindle Serials a feature where  users can buy a serialized publication that will update automatically. Despite rumors, Amazon did not announce a smartphone. GigaOM’s Laura Owen live blogged from the LA event. Here’s a quick summary of what Amazon is rolling out:

Kindle Paperwhite

  • high-def front-lit display
  • longer battery life
  • starting at $119; 3G $179

Kindle

  • small revamp
  • $69

Kindle Fire

  • faster processor
  • twice the memory
  • longer battery life
  • $159

Kindle Fire HD 

  • 16 GB
  • Front-facing HD camera
  • 7 inch and 8.9 inch
  • $199 (7-inch) and $299 (8.9-inch)
  • 11 hours battery life (7 inch)

Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE

  • 32 GB
  • 8.9 inch
  • $499

Kindle Serials

  • episodes update automatically
  • $1.99
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