Just over a week ago, we posted a story about leaked images of Amazon's new Kindle Fire HD device and it turns out the images were real!

This morning Amazon officially announced their new line of Kindle Fire HD tablets:

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The new HDX displays have really stepped up providing a superior visual experience compared to their previous HD displays. The 8.9″ HDX model sports a stunning resolution of 2650×1600 (same as the Dell 30″ monitors) which is a heck of a lot of pixels to fit in a screen of that size. In fact, the HDX display features a whooping 4 million pixels within it providing crystal clear images that surpass standard HD by a long shot.

The new models are constructed to be ultra-light and comfortable to handle. The bezel has shrunk thus providing more space for the screen and cleaner lines overall. The button placement has been revised as well as the charger port which should place consumers who had issues with the placement of the earlier models.

Each model has been significantly improved in terms of technical specs which means they will be faster and more efficient than ever while taking advantage of their 10+ hours of mixed use battery life.

The new Kindle Fire HD is available for preorder right away and will be sold for $142 on October 2nd. Those interested in the Kindle Fire HDX 7″ are able to preorder one now starting at $229, but these units will not ship until October 18th. Lastly, the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ which starts at $379 model is also available for preorder, but won't begin shipping until November 7th.

Source: Amazon, Engadget