yes. it is official. Amazon has out a couple of new tablets and they are known as Kindle Fire HD Tablets. comprising of a 7″ and a 8.9″ model. both models are powered by a quad-core 2.2GHz processor and 2GB of RAM, and sports features like dual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio and virtual 5.1 multi-channel surround sound, front-facing HD camera, a 8MP wide aperture main camera with Full HD videoing capability on the 8.9″ model, “Mayday Button” for accessing free on-device tech support (live person!) 24/7, 365 days a year, downloadable Prime Instant Video movies and TV shows (only on Kindle Fire HDX, btw), up to 11 hours of battery life on “mixed use” and up to 17 hours of reading, and finally, the tablets are enterprise-ready with support for encryption, Kerberos Intranet, secure WiFi connections, as well as VPN integration. well, those are pretty what the tablets are about.
both device runs on the latest of Fire OS, which is the Fire OS 3.0 “Mojito” with some interesting new features, as well as upgrade features, platform updates, and Amazon-exclusive services like X-Ray for music, cloud collections, goodreads and more. display wise, the duo has what Amazon dubbed as HDX display (hence the model name, HDX) which is described as going beyond HD with the 7-inch device boasting 1,920 x 1,200 resolution and 323 ppi high pixel density and the 8.9-inch variant has an eye-dazzling 2,560 x 1,600 resolution, packing in some 339 ppi. regardless which model you choose, you’d be dazzle as these devices have claimed a perfect color accuracy (100 percent sRGB) for “vivid, lifelike images that go beyond standard HD.”
the Kindle Fire HDX Tablets are offered in WiFi-only model and WiFi + 4G LTE model (US only; on AT&T and Verizon networks), and are available in three capacities: 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB. the 7″ Kindle Fire HDX goes for $229 and up, while the 8.9″ Kindle Fire HDX prices start from $379.