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Amazon Kindle Fire HD: a family portrait spec comparison

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD: a family portrait spec comparison
The Amazon Kindle Fire HD new family of tablets is here and the big surprise seems to be that Amazon is now focusing more on full-color tablets, at least there were definitely more devices announced with LCD screens today than e-ink ebook readers.

The Fire HD slates are coming in two main versions, a 7-inch one with 1280 x 800-pixel screen and an 8.9-inch one with mind-blowing 1920 x 1200-pixel resolution.

Their biggest distinction seems to be the low price - the 7-inch costs merely $199. The LTE-enabled Kindle Fire HD is a bit of an exception with its $499 starting price, but not so much if you consider the $50 yearly payment for LTE. That buys you 250MB per month, for 12 months and if you only do some light browsing and book downloading that might suffice.

So while we still don’t have all the technical details (Amazon has covered the specs in Apple-like secrecy), we already know the basics, so check out how the tablets fare against each other. Make sure to also check in later to see the full version of the spec comparison.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD: a family portrait spec comparison

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posted on 06 Sep 2012, 14:39

1. robocopvn (Posts: 215; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)


are you sure Kindle Fire 2 get camera, and has 1024x768 (4:3 ratio) not 1024x600 ?? or is it a mistake :D

1920x1200 on the 7'' screen, I just calculated it, it's a 323 PPI screen, on the tablet !

WOWWWWWW, over retina , is it ? apple ? haha !! AMAZINGGGGGGGG

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 14:50 2

4. Victor.H (Posts: 462; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Sadly, turns out we were a bit mislead by Amazon's murky language - the 7-inch Fire HD only has 1280x800 pixels.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 15:09

8. robocopvn (Posts: 215; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)


Ok I get it :D I guess 7'' will be equiped with 4460, when 8.9'' with 4470

and please fix the kindle fire 2 version, it's still only have 8GB,

official here:http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Fire-LCD-Display-Wi-F i/dp/B0083Q04IQ/ref=sr_tr_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346962484 &sr=8-1&keywords=kindle+fire

guys should check the end of the page, where the official specs showed off, many version of storage to choose :D

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 14:41

2. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


really they just pulled an apple in the fact they really didn't change design they just made the screen better.smh still looks cool and afforable but a design tweak would have made it alot better

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 14:44 2

3. quickweevil (Posts: 51; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)


What exactly could they tweak? Why fix it if it ain't broke?

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 16:31 2

13. Commentator (Posts: 2499; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


What was wrong with the old design?

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 14:50

5. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


good designs but I wont be buying one. Why? Just dont feel the wow here.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 14:59

6. roryschmitz (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


Does the Fire HD 7 inch now have volume rocker buttons? The original Fire didn't that I could find and only use a software volume control. It was terribly annoying.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 15:00

7. fervid (Posts: 175; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


So, the 7" HD has no TI OMAP 4470 or HDMI and the LTE has no Camera and Wifi that they bragged about forever???

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 15:37

9. fervid (Posts: 175; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Specs on their page shows 7" with OMAP 4460 and HDMI and the LTE Model has Camera and Wifi.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 16:04 1

11. Victor.H (Posts: 462; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Sorry for the confusion, we were compiling this first on the murky language from Amazon's event. It's now all updated and corrected! Appreciate your feedback.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 15:54 1

10. Klamba92 (Posts: 206; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


do the new kindle fires have access to the google play store out of the box?

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 16:23 1

12. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)


No, just the Amazon Appstore. No Google Apps at all, as expected, this is pure Amazon.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 17:45 1

14. Klamba92 (Posts: 206; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


OK, well i'm glad i ordered the nexus 7 then best of both worlds plus jelly beans buttery smoothness!

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