Amazon finally unveiled its monster the Kindle Fire HD today at an event held in Los Angeles. The new Kindle device has an 8.9 inch 1920×1200, 254ppi display, with an HD front facing camera, reducing the air gaps and providing 25% less glare, a sharper and clearer display with a laminated touch sensor is what you find in the device. The Kindle Fire HD is just 8.8mm thick and weighing 20 oz. It is powered by the OMAP 4470 processor from the Texas Instruments which Bezos states is a faster and better performer than the Tegra 3. Amazon adds on the sound element by upgrading the mono drivers to Dual Stereo Speakers. The Dolgy Digital Plus is definitely catchy and makes the Kindle Fire HD distinctive.
Improving the connectivity is one of the best things that you can see here. They have worked upon the Wi-Fi connectivity and state that definitely Wi-Fi matters. Introducing dual-band of 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz with two antennas is their bit for the tablet to help get over the fading experience. There are also offerings for a separate 4G LTE variant. Not waiting here the newest element is the MIMO radio technology and outwitting the iPad with this addition. This grows up to 31mbps of connectivity speed. The tablet comes with 16 GB storage and not forgetting the additional cloud storage as well.
You can sync your books, audiobooks and games with the Whispersync technology. You can start it off at the same place you left them at by syncing your progress. Now you can simply store your locked level on games and do not have to start that level over again. Amazon adds the X-Ray feature for watching movies on the tablet which reading a book and fetch real-time information. Adding the new email client with Facebook, Twitter and Skype with their own apps for this device is a good move. With the Kindle FreeTime Amazon has introduced better parental controls. The content and time limit is all the parents so that they keep a track of what and how their kids use it and limit it separately. You get served with multiple profiles for Kindle FreeTime as well. The Kindle Fire OS has also undergone certain upgrades with respect to Kindle Fire HD. What doesn’t the device have? Talking about the hardware HDMI and Bluetooth are also included in this. With Immersion Reading and Whispersync the device stands out totally.
Also introduced were the Kindle Fire 7” 16 GB for $199 which ships from September 14th and the Kindle Paperwhite. Kindle Fire HD if ordered today ships on 20th November for $299 for the 8.9 inch model also with a separate 4G LTE model available for $499. This has cloud storage of 20GB. Data plans with 250 MB per month and $10 Amazon Appstore credit all for $49.99 per year. “We want to make money when people use our devices, not when they buy our devices” is what Bezos states on behalf of the Amazon world.