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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch hands-on

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch hands-on
The 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD, weighing in at 20 ounces, is built around a beautiful looking 1920x1200 HD LCD display which supports up to 1080p HD. Measuring 9.45 inches wide, 6.5 inches tall, and an impressively thin 0.35 inches, the 8.9 Fire HD packs a little more power with a dual-core 1.5GHz OMAP 4470 processor.

Connectivity for all the Fire HD tablets includes dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi with MIMO (multiple-in/multiple-out) which allow the tablet to optimize its connection to Wi-Fi networks, resulting in faster media streaming. The 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HD has a 4G/LTE option. The 4G/LTE antenna operates across all 10 frequency bands.

The 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD will be available November 20th. For the Wi-Fi only models, pricing starts at very impressive $299 for the 16GB version and $369 for the 32GB model. The 4G/LTE models start at $499 for the 32GB model, and $599 for the 64GB version.

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posted on 06 Sep 2012, 18:57 1

1. imkyle (Posts: 1086; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

This one does look nice. The 7inch size IMO belongs to the Nexus. I would consider this.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 19:27 1

2. doejon (Posts: 406; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)

the last 20 news are about kindle
whats this? lol

today is phonearena kindlearena..

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 19:42 1

4. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

This is true but other than the Kindle announcements, its been a slow day.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 19:38 1

3. PhoneCritic (Posts: 926; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

Is it me or does anyone else see it resembling the Motorola Xoom (from behind away)?
Looks as thick as a Xoom as well.

Good price this is what the Xoom should have been priced at earlier and it would have craved a large part of the tablet market for itself.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 19:48 1

5. krimHD (Posts: 106; Member since: 23 May 2012)

it looks like the touch is not all that responsive. in the 2 videos they had to tap tap and tap. nice looking tablet and good pricing

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 20:24 2

6. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

Holy Bezel Batman!

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 22:19

7. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

whats the OS? android rip off?

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 07:02

9. doejon (Posts: 406; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)

actually this is android :D

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 02:07 2

8. gcogger (Posts: 4; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)

I've been looking for a tablet to replace my Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, which is great but limited by its Tegra 2 chipset. (I don't want a 10" tablet, as I find them too big and heavy for comfort). Unfortunately the Kindle Fire HD is not it! It's over 100g heavier than the Samsung and bigger in every dimension. This is the weight, and almost the size, of a 10" tablet, but with the disadvantage of a smaller screen.

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 09:37

10. shubhameroit (Posts: 5; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)

guys im not fimilar to this but does kindle fire hd has google play??

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 15:25

11. minteke (Posts: 30; Member since: 27 Jul 2012)

Surely not

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