Roundup of Coverage of the Kindle Fire HDX Launch Event

feature-os._V355642161_[1]Amazon held a private pre-launch press briefing in Seattle some time in the past few days and showed off their new hardware. I didn't get an invite, but apparently all the major tech blogs were there and got to put their hands on the new tablet hardware that launched today. Here is a partial roundup of the press reports on the event. I probably missed a few, but I think I found more than enough videos, photos, and verbiage to give you an idea if what the new devices look like.

As you can see, some blogs went a little overboard on the coverage.

  • Amazon Announces The Kindle HDX (TechCrunch)
  • Kindle Fire HDX: Amazon's Tablet, All Growed Up At Last (Gizmodo)
  • Hands-on with Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon's next-generation 7 and 9-inch tablets (TechHive)
  • First look: Amazon's Kindle Fire 'Origami' stand in action (GeekWire)

The Verge

  • Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX: power, with a helping hand (The Verge)
  • Amazon's new Kindle Fire HDX tablets: the full story (The Verge)


  • Kindle Fire HDX 7 official with 1920 x 1200 display (SlashGear)
  • Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 revealed with complete redesign - (SlashGear)
  • Amazon Kindle Fire HDX hands-on -(SlashGear)
  • Kindle Fire HD reboot hits $139 price point with last year’s specs (SlashGear)


  • Jeff Bezos: Why Is This Man Smiling? (Mashable)
  • Amazon’s New Kindle Fire HDX Tablets Pack in Power and Pixels (Mashable)


  • Amazon offering up Origami covers for those fancy new Kindle Fires (Engadget)
  • Amazon refreshes Kindle Fire HD with new body, $139 price tag (Engadget)
  • Amazon debuts Kindle Fire HDX 7- and 8.9-inch tablets, we go hands-on (Engadget)

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