Breaking: Amazon announces new Kindle Fire HDX

The new Kindle Fire HDX features full 1080P HDAmazon today has announced the latest in their Kindle line of tablets, the Kindle Fire HDX 7" and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" tablets.  The 7" features a 1920x1280 display at 323ppi, Quad Core 2.2Ghz processor, dedicated video chip, and 2GB of RAM and will start at $229 when it goes on sale Oct. 18, 2013.  The 8.9" version upgrades the display to 2560x1600 at 339ppi and will start at $379 when it ships Nov. 7, 2013.  Both are available in 4G versions for $100 premium, and this time are available both on AT&T and Verizon.

Amazon is also adding a new feature to the HDX line, something they are calling the "Mayday Button".  Pressing this button will connect you to a live video chat with support personell and gives them the ability to see your Kindle's screen and even draw on it like a telestrator to show you exactly where to touch.  Not a new concept in support, but definately new to the tablet world.

In all this new offering looks amazing, and as always I'll be recieving a unit on launch day to review.  Stay tuned, this should be good.