Amazon Unveils 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD

Amazon Kindle Fire HD

Amazon Kindle Fire HD (Source: The Verge)

Amazon announced today at a press event in Los Angeles, the new Kindle Fire HD.

The 8.9-inch tablet features a screen resolution of 1920×1200 which is on a 254ppi display. It features a laminated touch sensor for better visuals and 25% less glare. It is all running on a OMAP 4470 processor from Texas Instruments, which Amazon say is better than the Tegra 3. The Kindle Fire HD also has stereo speakers, a step up from the mono speakers that were in the Kindle Fire. Amazon have also added a dual-band 2.4GHz/5GHz receiver, two antennas, and its new MIMO radio technology, all to improve Wi-Fi networking. The Kindle Fire HD offeres 16GB of local hard drive space.

Amazon have also made some additions to it’s Whispersync technology, users will now be able to save their progress in audiobooks and games. Third-party developers have also made some new apps just for the Kindle Fire HD, including Skype, email clients and Facebook. The Kindle Fire HD also supports multiple users accounts and parental controls, allowing administrator accounts to  limit the time allowed for reading, playing games, or watching videos. Immersion Reading is a another new feature, that offers specific features for the Kindle Fire HD, such as integrated narration form professional recorded sources. Amazon have also introduced X-Ray, a boks and media companion feature that provides direct access to revelvant information about a book, movie, or tv show, as you are reading/watching them.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD

Amazon Kindle Fire HD (Source: The Verge)

The Kindle Fire HD will be available for pre-order today for $299, and it will ship on November 20th.

(Source: The Verge)


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