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Kindle Fire HD
Ralf Jurrien : October 28th 2012 - 18:20 CET
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AmazonAmazon Kindle Fire HD : Amazon introduced Kindle Fire less than a year ago. This tablet quickly became the most successful product launch in the history of the company. Now, Amazon is excited to announce that it’s taking on the high-end with Kindle Fire HD, the next generation of Kindle Fire. Amazon is also introducing a new upgraded version of the best-selling standard definition Kindle Fire with a faster processor, twice the memory and longer battery life, all for an even lower breakthrough price, only $ 159. The Kindle HD features an 8.9 inch display with an incredible 254 pixels per inch with a resolution of 1920x1200. The 7” Kindle Fire HD features a stunning HD display with 1280x800 resolution.

Kindle Fire HD

Amazon Kindle Fire HD display
Kindle Fire HD also uses Gorilla Glass to provide superior strength and reliability. Kindle Fire HD starts with excellent resolution, but that is only the beginning, Amazon also added custom features that reduce glare and improve color saturation at any viewing angle. Most tablet displays are made up of two pieces of glass, an LCD on the bottom and a touch sensor on the top, separated by an air gap. This air gap allows light to come through the touch sensor and reflect off the LCD, which causes added glare for the user. Kindle Fire HD solves this air gap problem by laminating the touch sensor and the LCD together into a single layer of glass, creating a Kindle HD display that is easy to view even in overhead light, and reducing glare by 25% relative to the latest generation iPad.

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Kindle Fire HD WiFi connection
HD content has much larger file sizes than standard definition content, for example, Marvel’s The Avengers in standard definition is 785 MB, but in HD, The Avengers is 2.97 GB. Files of this size require the very latest in WiFi technology to download or stream the HD content quickly and reliably, anything else results in buffering, slow downloads and dropped connections. Many WiFi enabled tablets only use the 2.4 GHz wireless frequency. This frequency is crowded since it is used by everything from other tablets to microwave ovens, baby monitors, Bluetooth tablets, not to mention the neighbors’ WiFi networks. Amazon Kindle Fire HD circumvents this congestion with state-of-the-art dual-band WiFi. Kindle Fire HD can automatically switch between the 2.4 GHz network and the newer, less crowded 5 GHz network, resulting in better range and less interference. In addition, dual antennas and Multiple In/Multiple Out (MIMO) allow for higher bandwidth and longer range. The new Kindle Fire HD is the first tablet to market with all three of these latest generation WiFi technologies, dual-band support, dual antennas, and MIMO. This is the first time this state-of-the-art WiFi technology has been offered in a tablet, resulting in 40% faster throughput compared to the latest generation iPad.

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Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE data plans
The large screen Kindle Fire HD is also available with ultra-fast 4G LTE, with download speeds as fast as WiFi. To keep the Kindle Fire HD 4G just 8.8 mm thin, Amazon custom-designed its 4G wireless modem to be just 2.2 mm. Some 4G devices don’t support all of the non 4G bands, Kindle Fire HD includes support for 10-bands, so even if a customer doesn’t have perfect 4G coverage, the Kindle will fall back to the fastest available 3G speeds. The 4G Kindle Fire HD comes with the most affordable 4G tablet data package. Customers 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. In fact, when you combine the cost of the device and the data plan, customers who purchase the Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE will pay over $ 400 less than latest generation iPad owners in the first year of ownership. Customers can also choose to upgrade to 3 GB or 5 GB data plans from AT&T directly from the device.

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Amazon Kindle HD availability
Customers want to enjoy Kindle HD content if they have an HD tablet, and 8 GB of on-device storage isn’t enough for the larger HD file sizes. The 7” Kindle 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. This large on-device storage capacity is in addition to the free storage Amazon provides for Amazon digital content in the Amazon Cloud. Amazon digital content is automatically backed up for free in the Amazon Cloud’s Worry-Free Archive where it’s available anytime.

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HD Kindle Fire tablet speakers
Customers shouldn’t need to wear headphones while watching a movie on a tablet to get excellent sound. HD Kindle Fire solves this by combining dual stereo speakers with the next generation Dolby Digital Plus audio platform, the standard in high performance audio, to offer a world-class audio experience. Dolby’s audio suite for Kindle Fire HD includes technology used to adjust volume and deliver easier-to-understand dialogue in movies and TV shows. Amazon Kindle Fire HD automatically optimizes the audio profile based on what a customer is doing, such as watching a movie, listening to music, using third party apps like Pandora and Netflix, and also optimizes for headphones versus speakers. All of these pieces combine to create an exceptional audio experience that results in clearer, crisper and balanced sound quality.

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Kindle Fire HD Bluetooth connectivity
Amazon Kindle Fire HD supports Bluetooth, enabling customers to connect their wireless Bluetooth headphones or Bluetooth speakers to listen to songs, videos or audiobooks. With Bluetooth connectivity, customers can also easily connect to a wide range of Bluetooth-enabled keyboards. HDMI out makes it easy for customers to connect the Kindle Fire HD to their big-screen TV to enjoy their favorite HD videos and photos.

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Covers for Kindle Fire HD
Covers for Amazon Kindle Fire HD feature a premium textured leather exterior in a variety of colors and a subtle woven nylon interior to provide the lightest and thinnest form of protection. The integrated magnetic clasp ensures the cover remains securely closed while in a backpack, purse, or briefcase. The cover automatically wakes Kindle Fire HD upon opening and puts it to sleep when closed, making it easy to dive right back into whatever content a customer is enjoying.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 inch price & availability
The all-new Kindle Fire HD 7 inch, with a stunning HD display, the fastest WiFi, exclusive HD audio with two stereo speakers and Dolby Digital Plus, 16 or 32 GB of storage and a powerful world-class processor, all backed by the world’s best content ecosystem, best cross-platform interoperability and best customer service is $ 199. Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7inch is already available.

Kindle Fire HD tablet

Kindle Fire HD 4G 8.9 inch price & availability
The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 inch, with all of these features plus an ultra-high definition 8.9” screen, and 16 or 32 GB of storage, prices start at $ 299 and is available for preorder and will begin shipping on November 20. Kindle Fire HD tablet 8.9” 4G, with the most affordable 4G data plan in the world, and 32 or 64 GB of storage, prices start at $ 499 and is available for preorder and will begin shipping on November 20.
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