Amazon's new Kindle FireThe next Apple iPhone gets an announcement date on next Tuesday, October 4th, Amazon announces new low-priced Kindle e-readers that also include touch-capable models, plus Amazon changes the tablet game with their $199 Kindle Fire with color touchscreen.
-It's Wednesday, September 28, 2011. I'm Wilson Tang on CNET.com and it's time to get loaded. Rumors had been [unk] for almost years now that amazon.com will be releasing a tablet of its own and this morning, the company has confirmed it. It's called the kindle fire and has a 7-inch IPS touchscreen. It is powered by version of the android operating system and has a dual core processor. The 14.7 ounce Kindle Fire will build on Amazon's Whispersync technology and got the ability to work with movies and TV shows in addition to books, and Amazon will be offering free cloud storage. In addition to everything you would expect from a modern tablet, Amazon has also created their own web browser called Silk that will supposedly speed up web surfing using amazon's own servers. The Kindle Fire will only cost $199. On top of that, it comes with Wi-Fi connectivity, no 3G unfortunately, and 30 days of free Amazon Prime. The Kindle Fire isn't the only device that Amazon announced. They are also updating the regular Kindle e-Reader and the prices will start at just $79. The new low price Kindle will ship today. The price wasn't the only thing that they've changed. They have made it 18% thinner and the have also added new Kindle touch models with Touchscreen capability starting at just $99. For $50 more, the Kindle touch also gets 3G capability. These touch models will ship November 21st. In case, you haven't heard, we finally have an announcement for the announcement of the next iPhone. Apple sent out fresh invites for their let's talk iPhone even and it's set for next Tuesday at 10 a.m. Pacific at the Apple campus. In typical Apple fashion, there are no details yet. Rumors have been floating that other carriers Sprint will be getting the next generation iPhone. Well, you hnow, who's not getting next iPhone, T-Mobile. The company's chief marketing officer sent out an open letter on T-Mobile's blog saying that they wanted to concentrate on giving customers the best android has to offer, translation, no iPhone next week. OnStar says never mind on their privacy changes. They won't track users with the expired subscriptions and they won't give that data to any 3rd party. Yes, after being bombarded with angry customers, they just are taking it all back. Delicious is back, well back to status. The bookmarking site has seen a lot turmoil over the last year, but now the development team behind the site is looking to build upon the service with a new feature that they call stacks. It's described as playlist for websites rather than share a single book market. Now, users can share whole collections of pages. Those are your headlines for today. I'm Wilson Tang for cnet.com and you just been loaded.