New Kindle Fire to Include Email App
Amazon revealed in the press launch of its new Kindle Fire tablets that for the first time the devices' operating system will have in integrated email application. The app will integrate with Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo!. Pricing for the new tablets will begin at $159 for the original Kindle Fire with the upgraded operating system, $199 for the 7-inch version, and $299 for an 8.9-inch HD version. These price points and the integrated email app will make the Kindle Fire an important mobile platform for email marketers. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos indicated in the press release that the original Kindle Fire captured 22% of tablet sales in the U.S. in its first year of sales.