Amazon is ready to ship the 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX, will consumers act now or wait for Apple’s announcement on Tuesday?

Amazon unwrapped the 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX last month and now the tablet is available for shipping in the United States.

The device comes out of the box with the new Fire OS 3.0 codenamed “Mojito” that gives it a refreshed user interface and own set of built-in applications. The operating system is designed to be compatible with third party apps used on Android devices.

The Kindle Fire HDX sports a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 chip working in tandem with 2GB RAM. The 7-inch IPS LCD display boasts of a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 that consistently provides users with sharp and crisp images.

“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. We can’t wait to get this tablet into our customers’ hands,” VP for Amazon Kindle Peter Larsen said in a press statement.

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The tablet comes with the “Mayday” feature that will give users a quick access to a representative from Amazon via video call. The customer service representative will be able to assist users with certain tasks on the Kindle Fire HDX that might not be too familiar with them. They can also help fix certain issues about the tablet.

The 16GB Wi-Fi only variant goes for $244 on Amazon and will be in stock on October 21. The Wi-Fi with 4G LTE capabilities through AT&T or Verizon goes for $344 but is only available for pre-order with the release scheduled on November 14.

The 32GB Wi-Fi only version sells $284 and will be in stock on October 25. Its 4G LTE capable variant that will be released thru AT&T and Verizon is available for pre-order with the release set for November 14 and a price of $384.

The 64GB Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch tablet will also be in stock come October 25 with a price tag of $324. It’s 4G LTE capable variant that will be released thru AT&T and Verizon is available for pre-order with the release set for November 14 and comes with a price tag of $424.

Amazon cuts off the expected announcement of Cupertino-based tech giant Apple set to happen on October 22. The tech world is expecting the unveiling of the newest iPad tablet that will sport the looks of the iPad mini.

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