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Amazon Introduces Kindle Fire HD

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Amazon has unveiled the next generation of Kindle Fire, with Kindle Fire HD.  The Kindle Fire HD family is the most-advanced tablets so far from Amazon.

The 7″ Kindle Fire HD is available with 16 GB or 32 GB of on-device storage, and the large screen Kindle Fire is available with 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB of on-device storage. Customers who buy the 4G Kindle Fire HD will have access to a 12-month data plan with 250MB per month, 20GB of Amazon Cloud storage, and a $10 credit in the Amazon Appstore for a one-time cost of $49.99.

Jeff Bezos (Founder and CEO, Amazon.com): We hope people will agree that Kindle Fire HD is the best high-end tablet anywhere, at any price.

Lets take a quick look at some of the Kindle Fire HD features:

  • 4G LTE wireless, powered by the latest generation 4G chipset, support for all 10 4G bands, and Amazon’s free 4G LTE data package
  • Custom HD display with in-plane switching, Advanced True Wide polarizing filter and custom laminated touch sensor for 25% less glare
  • Fastest Wi-Fi of any tablet-dual antenna, dual-band, and MIMO-40% faster downloads and streaming compared to the next fastest tablet
  • High-performance processor and graphics engine
  • Dual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio
  • 16+ GB of local storage
  • 254 pixels per inch with a resolution of 1920×1200
  • Gorilla glass
  • 11 hours of battery life.
  • Front-facing HD camera with custom Skype application
Kindle Fire comes automatically pre-registered so customers can immediately start enjoying their digital content purchased from Amazon or shop for new content. The  Kindle Fire family also comes with special offers that appear on the lock screen.  Other perks of a Kindle Fire HD include features like X-Ray for Movies, X-Ray for Textbooks, Immersion Reading, Whispersync for Voice, Whispersync for Games, and Kindle FreeTime. Amazon’s content ecosystem-currently has over 22 million movies, TV shows, songs, apps, games, books, audiobooks and magazines, which also the company hopes will entice users.
Pricing
  • Kindle Fire HD 7″starts from $199. It is available for pre-order and will begin shipping September 14.
  • Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ starts at $299. It is available for pre-order  and will begin shipping on November 20.
  • Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G starts at $499. It is available for preorder and will begin shipping on November 20.

Upload: 09-06-12

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