Amazon announces the Kindle Fire for $159, launches September 14

September 6, 2012 | by Natesh Sood

Amazon Tablets, Android Devices, Tablets

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For customers interested in affordable tablets, look no further than the revamped 7 inch Kindle Fire model.  Known as the second generation Kindle Fire, it does not boast the high-end HD display of the Kindle Fire HD family, but it only costs $159.

The Kindle Fire offers a 40% increase in performance, double the internal RAM, improved processor, and a longer battery life than its predecessor.  The device comes bundled with a number of notable Amazon products such as Kindle FreeTime, Whispersync, Immersion Reading, X-Ray for Movies and for Books.  Specifically, the new Kindle Fire offers a 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of on board storage.

On September 14th, the new Kindle Fire will officially launch for $159.  Pre-orders are now being accepted for the device below.