Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 & 8.9 and an updated Kindle Fire for $159 | specs & Features

Amazon on specially organized event introduced two new tablets called the Kindle Fire HD. The main difference between the models is the diagonal of the display, which is 7 and 8.9-inch.

Kindle Fire HD
In the Kindle Fire HD 8.9inches uses IPS-matrix with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and pixel density per inch – 254, so that the image on the screen looks very sharp. In the Kindle Fire HD 7 is also set IPS-matrix, but the resolution of the display is less – 1280 x 800 pixels.

Kindle Fire HD
Displays in both Kindle Fire HD tablets are produced in, when the touchpad is integrated into the matrix itself, so they have no air gap, which may further refract light, creating a glare. In the Amazon state that displays in the Kindle Fire HD glare by 25% less than last screen iPad.

Kindle Fire HD
In the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 installed system-on-a-chip OMAP4 4470 with a dual-core processor at 1.5 GHz and SGX 544 graphics performance, running at 384 MHz. In Kindle Fire HD 7 use two-core chip OMAP4 4460 with a 1.2 GHz processor and graphics SGX540. The amount of memory in the two plates is 1 GB, and built can be 16 or 32 GB. For Kindle Fire HD 8.9 configuration is also available with 64 GB of memory. Traditionally, Amazon does not equip their devices with memory cards.

Kindle Fire HD

Size of batteries in Kindle Fire HD is not confirmed by Company, claiming only that Kindle Fire HD 7 can run on a single charge 11 hours, but do not know under what load. For the 8.9-inch tablet autonomy and not reported.


Special attention during the presentation of the Amazon tablet is given to the possibility of the module Wi-Fi. In the Kindle Fire HD has a double Wi-Fi-antenna, which can switch on the fly between the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. According to Amazon, the first range is used by a number of devices that would slow the network, while the second is a more recent, and therefore free. In addition to Wi-Fi wireless standards of Kindle Fire HD there is Bluetooth. But for video from the tablet to a TV or monitor, the best fit connector micro-HDMI, which Amazon also did not forget to embed.


On the front of the Kindle Fire HD is HD-camera, which is designed for video calls via integrated client Skype.


During the presentation, chided Amazon tablet Apple iPad for use in only one speaker. At the same time, the Kindle Fire HD is equipped with two stereo speakers, and there is support for HD-audio technology and Dolby Digital Plus.


The physical dimensions of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 are 240 x 164 x 8.8 mm, and weight – 575 grams. Size of Kindle Fire HD 7 inches version, for obvious reasons, less – 193 x 137 x 10.3 mm, weight – 395 grams.
In the release of of Kindle Fire HD 7 is scheduled for Sept. 14 for $ 199 for the version with 16 GB of memory. Kindle Fire HD 8.9 inch version will be offered with the same memory bit more expensive – $ 299 and the market will get only on November 20. Cost of Kindle Fire HD with 32 GB is $ 369. But in addition to these proposals, for $ 499 the company will also sell Fire HD 8.9 with integrated LTE and 32/64 GB of memory.

In addition to two brand new tablet Amazon updated the first few Kindle Fire.
It is still equipped with a 7-inch display with IPS-matrix and a resolution of 1024×600 pixels. But the company claimed that they found in it a new OMAP 4430 processor with a frequency of 1.2 GHz, which is 40% more productive earlier, increased the RAM to 1 GB or more installed capacity battery, which allows the tablet to work 8.5 hours. All other features, including 8 GB of internal memory and support for Wi-Fi, is the same, but the price has dropped, and now is only $ 159.

This was all regarding the latest Amazon presented tablets including Kindle Fire HD 8.9 and Kindle Fire HD 7 and updated Kindle Fire.

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