Moving onto local storage on the Fire.
Here comes the memory. I say it starts at 16GB.
"For a high-def device, 8 gigabytes is dead on arrival," Bezos said.
Yes, 16GB. No brainer there.
The Kindle Fire HD starts at 16gb
No mention of 32GB, however. But I suspect it will be there.
It'll be interesting to see how much this will cost. A lot of features.
New feature: Whispersync for Voice.
Listen to an audio book and pick up with reading later.
"Bimodal reading" is what Bezos calls it.
Whispersync for audio books. Start one place, continue on another device some place else.
So you can listen to a book on the way home from work, then read the book in your easy chair later.
Bets on price? $249 or $299 I say.
Immersion reading, lets users track audio reading with the text in the book. So readers can follow along. Another new feature.
X-Ray for movies...IMDB partnership.
X-Ray for Movies, with a partnerhsip with IMDb. Find out actors names in the middle of movies.
"One annoying thing about tablet games..."
Bezos moved quickly through the X-Ray for Movies bit. Says he's coming back to it later.
Now Whispersync for Games. Start games where you left off.
Whispersync for games. You can store unlocked levels in the cloud. Pick up where you left off. I might finish Angry Birds...
Build up email support. Bezos says it has the best integration of any tablet with Microsoft Exchange. That's a bone for corporate users.
new email geared toward corporate users. What the Blackberry Playbook should have had...
Bezos talking about kids using the device. He has four kids.
"We wondered if we could build some tools that would limit ... negotiation" with kids.
Kindle FreeTime. a tool that sets screen time limits on the device.
Time limits for kids. Yes, it's a built in app. My kids will hate me.
Separate settings for reading vs. movies, for example. And separate settings for different users.
Brilliant. Apple needs to do this.
Bezos actually seems a bit more animated than usual. He's pretty fired up, excuse the pun.
Showing the smoothness of the carousel in HD. A lot of processing power to make that so.
Multiple user support, apparently.