Amazon Now Shipping 7" Kindle Fire HDX in USA

Amazon sent out a friendly reminder that the company is now shipping the 7 inch Kindle Fire HDX tablet. The device was first introduced back on September 25, sporting Fire OS 3.0 "Mojito" and exclusive new features like the Mayday button, Prime Instant Video downloads and X-Ray for Music. Pricing starts at $229 for the 16 GB Wi-Fi only model with special offers, and up to $424 for the 64 GB model with 4G LTE connectivity and no special offers.

"With a beautiful 323 ppi perfect-color HDX display, 3x the processing power, 2x the memory, 4x the graphics performance, and Fire OS 3.0, we think customers are going to love the new Kindle Fire HDX," said Peter Larsen, Vice President, Amazon Kindle. "We can't wait to get this tablet into our customers' hands."

The 7 inch tablet packs a 1920 x 1200 resolution (323 ppi) screen powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip clocked at 2.2 GHz, Adreno 330 graphics, 2 GB of RAM, and a battery promising up to 11 hours of mixed use and up to 17 hours of reading. Additional specs include a front-facing HD camera, dual-band Wireless N connectivity, dual speakers, a built-in microphone and Dolby audio. The tablet measures just 0.35 inches thin, and weighs 10.7 ounces and 11 ounces for the Wi-Fi and 4G LTE models, respectively.

"The Mayday button revolutionizes on-device tech support—simply tap the Mayday button in Quick Settings, and an Amazon expert will appear on your Fire HDX and can co-pilot you through any feature by drawing on your screen, walking you through how to do something yourself, or doing it for you—whatever works best," reads the company's announcement. "15 seconds or less is the Mayday response time goal. Mayday is available 24x7, 365 days a year, and it's free."

Amazon's Fire OS 3.0 supports HTML5 apps, allowing developers to create their web apps without the need for third-party software. Other platform features include carousel and grid home screen views, streamlined cloud collections, 1-tap archiving, Kindle Free Time parental control, deep social integration for Twitter and Facebook, and loads more. The company's OS also provides a number of Enterprise-based features so the tablet can be easily integrated into a corporate network.

The 4G LTE versions of the Kindle Fire HDX aren't expected to ship in North America until November 14. Meanwhile, just recently iFixit tore apart the tablet to reveal its juicy innards. Amazon also just started taking pre-orders for the Kindle Fire HDX and revamped Kindle Fire HD in the UK.

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  • nnorton44
    got mine prime 10/18 yeah buddy
  • TeKEffect
    They appear on your screen after pressing a button. Little creepy
  • deftonian
    For the intended audience, the Mayday button will be a huge win for Amazon as long as they can keep up with the 15 second response time. People like my mom and the less tech savvy could really use this kind of support. Now I'll receive less calls for help :)
  • Nicky Davies
    Amazon has the best prices on all of the Kindle Models! CHECK IT OUT!