As expected, Amazon announced an updated version of the Kindle Fire. Rather than going with a one-size-fits-all approach to tablets like they did last year, they introduced two screen sizes (three if you included the lower resolution model), several storage sizes, and an option for 4G access.
While this is a huge improvement on last year's model, I remain wary of this walled-garden approach. Apple has been very successful with it, but the huge abundance of apps and accessories makes Apples line still feel less restrictive to users, even if they may be even more restrictive in some ways. The good news is that you can still read your non-Amazon content on a Kindle.