Amazon announces new Kindle Fire HDX
Published: Thursday, September 26, 2013
Updated: Friday, September 27, 2013 01:09
About a year ago Kindle added a new member to their family, the Kindle Fire HD. Today they have introduced the Kindle Fire HDX which has some program updates and comes in a larger size.
According to extremetech.com the new HDX has an improved screen, a rear camera, a quad-core processor and an exclusive Amazon Mayday button. The HDX’s starting price is $229.
Being an owner of a Kindle Fire HD, I am not extremely hyped about these updates. The screen on my Kindle is clear, I have no use for a rear camera and I have had no issues with the speed of my Kindle.
The Mayday button is the only thing to have piqued my interests.
According to Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos the Mayday button provides instant customer service.
“With a single tap, an Amazon expert will appear on your Fire HDX and can co-pilot you through any feature by drawing on your screen, walking you through how to do something yourself, or doing it for you—whatever works best,” Bezos said. “Mayday is available 24x7, 365 days a year, and it's free.”
As intriguing as this is, I don’t understand why they can’t provide an update to the current Fire HD and give us that feature as well.
I am worried that the Kindle franchise is headed down the path of Apple-dom and will start releasing new items every few months.