Kindle Fire HD 8.9 inch – Review

Kindle Fire HD 8.9 inch - Review
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The Kindle Fire HD 8.9” comes with a choice of storage capacity at 16GB or 32GB. While Amazon has unveiled this product it will not be available for shipping until November 20, 2012. Pre orders are currently being taken and customers will be asked to confirm their orders prior to shipment.

Main Features of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9”

  • Screen Size: 8.9 inches
  • Screen Display: HD LCD
  • Resolution: 1920×1200,up to 1080p HD
  • Audio: Dolby Audio, dual stereo speakers
  • Connectivity: Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi
  • Free cloud storage for all Amazon content
  • Dimensions: 9.45″ x 6.5″ x 0.35″ – Weight: 20 ounces
  • Web: Cloud-accelerated browsing using Amazon Silk
  • Interface: 10 point multi-touch

Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ Review

The new Kindle Fire was developed especially for users who want to play games and watch movies and TV shows in High Definition. As you are aware HD needs more storage and this is why these models have a much larger capacity than previous Kindle models.

Screen & Display

The 8.9 inches 10 points multi-touch screen offers a high definition for a fantastic display of color.

The screen provides a resolution of 1920 x 1200 at 254 ppi. It has a video playback capability of up to 1080p. The display incorporates Amazon’s in-plane switching technology with an advanced polarizing filter and anti-glare technology. This all combines to make your reading and gaming playing an exhilarating experience.


The Fire HD has a USB 2.0 port for connecting to your PC or MAC. It will also connect to the Kindle PowerFast charging accessory. HDMI Out, for connecting in high definition to your TV or other display receiver.

Speakers & Sound

A 3.5 mm stereo jack and integrated stereo speakers with exclusive Dolby audio engine provides an unbelievable sound quality which is comparable to your in-home stereo surround sound.

Additional features for this Fire model include an external volume control system, a front-facing High Definition camera perfect for chatting with family via Skype. It has a built-in microphone, built-in Bluetooth with support for A2DP compatible stereo headphones and speakers. Browse the entire line of Kindle color tablets.


Your device comes ready to use and pre-registered to your Amazon account. This model comes with a 2.0 USB cable and Quick Start Guide. You can literally unpack and start using your new Kindle within minutes.

You may wish to protect your new purchase with a lightweight colorful cover. These covers have a magnetic clip so they stay closed. Plus the cover automatically starts up or shuts off your device as it is opened and closed.

By James Smith

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