Amazon unveils new tablets

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos walks off after unveiling the Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Fire HD 8.9" and 7" during Amazon's Kindle Fire event in Santa Monica, Calif. September 6, 2012. Amazon.com Inc unveiled a larger, high-speed Kindle Fire tablet on Thursday for $499, challenging Apple Inc's dominant iPad and intensifying a battle with Google Inc and Microsoft in the booming tablet arena.

( REUTERS/Gus Ruelas )

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos walks off after unveiling the Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Fire HD 8.9" and 7" during Amazon's Kindle Fire event in Santa Monica, Calif. September 6, 2012. Amazon.com Inc unveiled a larger, high-speed Kindle Fire tablet on Thursday for $499, challenging Apple Inc's dominant iPad and intensifying a battle with Google Inc and Microsoft in the booming tablet arena.

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