Amazon starts selling Kindle Fire HD 7 and 8.9 in 170 countries
The news for the expansion of the Kindle Fire HD series comes after Amazon made its application store available in over 200 countries including China where it outpaced even Google.
Amazon’s 8.9-inch tablet features a whopping 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution making it extremely sharp. Its pixel density stands at 254 pixel per inch, close to “retina” level which is usually thought to be around 300ppi. The device runs on a 1.5GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4470 chip.
The 7-inch tablet on the other hand has a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution and runs on a TI OMAP 4460 dual-core chip.
The Kindle Fire HD 7 costs $214, while price for the 8.9-inch model stands at $284. You can choose to get a device with Amazon’s special offers that drives the price lower, or without those offers for an ad-free experience.
The two tablets run on a heavily skinned Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich that you won’t even recognize if you haven’t seen it before. It is a skin that brings deep integration with Amazon’s services.