The tablet wars are heating up and how! On Thursday night, Amazon released two new tablets, the Kindle Fire HD in two sizes and a new version of the Kindle e-reader. Here are the technical specifications for the tablets: Kindle Fire HD 8.9 inch version: Amazon has increased the screen size from the original Kindle Fire, which had a 7-inch screen. Of course the screen size is still smaller than the new iPad, which has a 9.7-inch screen. But Amazon has also increased the screen resolution for the 8.9 inch version of the Kindle Fire to 1,920 x 1,200. It's no Retina Display but the screen resolution is much higher than the older Kindle Fire which was at 1,024 x 600. The HD version of the tablet will come in three versions -- 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB version. All of them will be 4G capable. Much more than the Nexus 7 and same as the iPad. Amazon has increased the processor speed. The Kindle Fire HD comes with a dual-core OMAP processor clocked at 1.5GHz. The original Fire was clocked at 1GHz. Compared to say the Nexus 7, which has a quad-core processor, this is still slower. It has dual stereo speakers unlike one speaker in the current Fire. A clear sign that Amazon is encouraging you to use it to watch videos and listen to music on your Fire. In terms of WiFi, Amazon has used a dual-band chip which they claim is 54 percent faster than the Nexus 7, and 41 percent faster than on the iPad 3. The tablet will run on Android 4.0. The Kindle Fire HD will also come with a front facing camera, that was not originally there. This should be a big boost. Rival tablet, Nexus 7 has a 1.2 megapixel front camera. No rear camera still. Bluetooth is another new addition. The price for a WiFi only version is $299, and $499 for a 4G LTE version. But for moment, Amazon will not be shipping them to India.