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tablet by:
Amazon
Version:
HD

Reviewed by:
Rating:
5 Stars
On November 19, 2012
Last modified:December 12, 2012

Summary:

8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD powered by dual-core 1.5 GHz processor, equipped by high resolution 1920x1200 pixels display with 254ppi density and fast Wi-Fi connectivity is one of the competitors of Apple iPad mini.

 

8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD tablets become available according to a press release on the Amazon official website. The price tag of 16-gigabyte version of the tablet is $299 while 32-gigabyte version cost $369. Sales of 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD with LTE support will start a week later and will be more expensive. A version with 32 gigabytes of internal memory may cost $499, and a 64 GB – $599.

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8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD powered by dual-core OMAP 4479 1.5 GHz processor and has a 1GB of RAM. The tablet comes with high resolution 1920×1200 pixels display with 254ppi density.  8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD could run on battery power about 10 hours. The tablet weighs 567 grams and equipped by a micro-USB connector and micro-HDMI. The Wi-Fi of the device is accelerated by using double antenna and MIMO technology.

Kindle Fire HD is running on modified Android 4.0 operating system. Amazon has developed its own tablet shell and Silk browser. Applications could be downloaded from the Amazon Appstore.

Amazon announced Kindle Fire HD tablets in early September 2012. 7-inch tablet was available in mid-September. The shipping of 8.9-inch devices was expected on November 20, but Amazon began shipping the device ahead of schedule.

Compare Amazon Kindle Fire HD with Apple iPad mini

8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD powered by dual-core 1.5 GHz processor, equipped by high resolution 1920x1200 pixels display with 254ppi density and fast Wi-Fi connectivity is one of the competitors of Apple iPad mini.