Amazon was certainly the headline grabber today, after unveiling new Fire HD models and Fire HD Kids Edition. There are two new models in the Fire HD line, with the Kindle Fire HD 7 replacing last year’s model, while the brand new 6 incher is a brand new addition.

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They have pretty much the same specs, aside from the diagonal. Both feature 1280 x 800 pixel resolutions and a mystery 1.5 GHz quad core processor, with 3 times more graphics power than the Galaxy Tab 4 series, for example. No idea what the RAM quantity is, but 1 GB is a safe bet, if not more. 8 and 16 GB versions of the devices are available and there’s a 2 MP back shooter, plus a front facing VGA one.

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Amazon Kindle Fire tablets include famous services and apps like X-Ray for looking up actors and video info, or Second Screen or Prime Instant Video downloads. Advanced Streaming and Prediction is also on board, as a new feature that came to tablets and guesses your next movie watched or TV episode. Then there’s the Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition, that’s not supposed to be a toy, but a full fledged tablet.

It comes with a HD display, a rear and front camera and quad core processor, although specifics weren’t exactly detailed. Amazon FreeTime Unlimited subscription offers for free a value of up to $120 according to Amazon, at least for the first year. Kindle HD 6 is found here starting at $99, while the new HD 7 is here for $139 and the Kids Edition here at $149.

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  • Devices with huge bezels are ugly in my opinion and I wouldn’t have one regardless of any other attractive features. I like the idea of a 7 inch tablet but it shouldn’t be more than 200 grams. The kindle tablets are way too heavy for their size. The 7 inch Kindle is 337 grams while the Samsung 7 inch Tab 4 is only 276 grams. Extra weight smacks of cheap in my view.