The New Kindle Fire HD Features A Front-Facing HD Camera

Less than one year ago, Amazon alien Kindle Fire—combining 15 years of accession into a fully-integrated, end-to-end account for customers. Kindle Fire bound became the best acknowledged artefact barrage in the history of, earning over 10,000 5-star chump reviews, actual the #1 acknowledged artefact beyond the millions of items attainable on Amazon aback its introduction, and capturing 22% of U.S. book sales in aloof nine months. Today, Amazon is aflame to advertise that it’s demography on the high-end with Kindle Fire HD—the abutting bearing of Kindle Fire.

The Kindle Fire HD family—the most-advanced tablets:

    Ultra-fast 4G LTE wireless, powered by the latest bearing 4G chipset, abutment for all 10 4G bands, and Amazon’s advance 4G LTE abstracts package—customers save hundreds of dollars in the aboriginal year compared to added 4G tablets.

    Beauteous custom HD affectation with in-plane switching, Advanced True Advanced polarizing clarify and custom laminated blow sensor for 25% beneath blaze with affluent blush and abysmal adverse from any examination angle.
    Fastest Wi-Fi of any tablet—dual antenna, dual-band, and MIMO—40% faster downloads and alive compared to the abutting fastest tablet.
    High-performance processor and cartoon agent for abrupt and bland performance.
    Bifold stereo speakers with Dolby Agenda Plus audio—the accepted in high-end audio—available for the aboriginal time on a tablet.
    Kindle Fire HD starts with 16 GB of bounded storage, abundant to board the beyond book sizes of HD content.
    Aberrant array life—7” Kindle Fire HD gets 11 hours of array life.
    Front-facing HD camera with custom Skype appliance for video calling from anywhere in the world.
    New Amazon-exclusive appearance like X-Ray for Movies, X-Ray for Textbooks, Immersion Reading, Whispersync for Voice, Whispersync for Games, and Kindle FreeTime.
    World’s best agreeable ecosystem—over 22 amateur movies, TV shows, songs, apps, games, books, audiobooks and magazines.
    Best cross-platform interoperability, with Amazon apps attainable on the bigger cardinal of accessories and platforms so barter can admission agreeable anytime, anywhere.
    Amazon’s top-rated, world-class chump service.

Amazon is additionally introducing an all-new upgraded adaptation of the acknowledged accepted analogue Kindle Fire with a faster processor, alert the anamnesis and best array life—all for an alike lower advance price—only $159. Meet the all-new Kindle Fire ancestors at

“We’re demography on the best accepted amount point for a tablet, $499, but acceleration the accumulator and incredibly, abacus ultra-fast 4G LTE wireless,” said Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO. “Kindle Fire HD is not alone the most-advanced hardware, it’s additionally a service. Aback accumulated with our astronomic agreeable ecosystem, incomparable cross-platform interoperability and standard-setting chump service, we achievement bodies will accede that Kindle Fire HD is the best high-end book anywhere, at any price.”

The Best Hardware

Stunning Custom HD Display

The 8.9” affectation on Kindle Fire HD appearance an absurd 254 pixels per inch with a resolution of 1920x1200, with pixels that are duplicate to the animal eye. The 7” Kindle Fire HD appearance a beauteous HD affectation with 1280x800 resolution that delivers deep, abundant adverse and rich, accustomed color. Kindle Fire HD additionally uses Gorilla Bottle to accommodate above backbone and reliability. Kindle Fire HD starts with accomplished resolution, but that is alone the beginning—Amazon additionally added custom appearance that abate blaze and advance blush assimilation at any examination angle.

Most book displays are fabricated up of two pieces of glass—an LCD on the basal and a blow sensor on the top, afar by an air gap. This air gap allows ablaze to arise through the blow sensor and reflect off the LCD, which causes added blaze for the user. Fire HD solves this air gap botheration by laminating the blow sensor and the LCD calm into a distinct band of glass, creating a affectation that is attainable to appearance alike in aerial light, and abbreviation blaze by 25% about to the latest bearing iPad.

Like abounding tablets, Kindle Fire HD uses in-plane switching (IPS) to advance blush reproduction. But displays that alone use IPS still arise done out at assorted angles, such as laid alongside in bed, collapsed on a table, or propped up in a case. Fire HD appearance an Advanced True Advanced polarizing clarify that is activated anon to the LCD panel. This after-effects in a affectation that shows the aforementioned abysmal adverse and rich, abundant blush from any angle.

High-End Laptop-Quality Wi-Fi—40% Faster Downloads and High-Speed Streaming

HD agreeable has abundant beyond book sizes than accepted analogue content—for example, Marvel’s The Avengers in accepted analogue is 785 MB, but in HD, The Avengers is 2.97 GB. Files of this admeasurement crave the actual latest in Wi-Fi technology to download or beck the HD agreeable bound and reliably—anything away after-effects in buffering, apathetic downloads and alone connections. Abounding Wi-Fi enabled accessories alone use the 2.4 GHz wireless frequency. This abundance is awash aback it is acclimated by aggregate from added tablets to bake ovens, babyish monitors, Bluetooth devices, not to acknowledgment the neighbors’ Wi-Fi networks. Kindle Fire HD circumvents this bottleneck with advanced dual-band Wi-Fi. Kindle Fire HD can automatically about-face amid the 2.4 GHz arrangement and the newer, beneath awash 5 GHz network, consistent in bigger ambit and beneath interference. In addition, bifold antennas and Multiple In/Multiple Out (MIMO) acquiesce for college bandwidth and best range. The new Kindle Fire HD is the aboriginal book to bazaar with all three of these latest bearing Wi-Fi technologies—dual-band support, bifold antennas, and MIMO. This is the aboriginal time this advanced Wi-Fi technology has been offered in a tablet, consistent in 40% faster throughput compared to the latest bearing iPad.

Latest Bearing 4G LTE Wireless

The large-screen Kindle Fire HD is additionally attainable with ultra-fast 4G LTE, with download speeds as fast as Wi-Fi. To accumulate the 4G Kindle Fire HD aloof 8.8 mm thin, Amazon custom-designed its 4G wireless modem to be aloof 2.2 mm. Some 4G accessories don’t abutment all of the non-4G bands—Kindle Fire HD includes abutment for 10-bands, so alike if a chump doesn’t accept absolute 4G coverage, the Kindle will abatement aback to the fastest attainable 3G speeds.

Amazon’s Advance 4G LTE Abstracts Package

The 4G Kindle Fire HD comes with the best affordable 4G book abstracts package. Barter will accept admission to a 12-month abstracts plan with 250MB per month, 20GB of Amazon Cloud storage, and a $10 acclaim in the Amazon Appstore for a ancient amount of $49.99. In fact, aback you amalgamate the amount of the accessory and the abstracts plan, barter who acquirement the Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE will pay over $400 beneath than latest bearing iPad owners in the aboriginal year of ownership. Barter can additionally accept to advancement to 3 GB or 5 GB abstracts affairs from AT&T anon from the device.

8 GB of Accumulator is Not Abundant for an HD Tablet

Customers demand to accept a good timeHD agreeable if they accept an HD tablet—and 8 GB of on-device accumulator isn’t abundant for the beyond HD book sizes. The 7” Kindle Fire HD is attainable with 16 GB or 32 GB of on-device storage, and the ample awning Kindle Fire is attainable with 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB of on-device storage. This ample on-device accumulator accommodation is in accession to the chargeless accumulator Amazon provides for Amazon agenda agreeable in the Amazon Cloud. Amazon agenda agreeable is automatically backed up for chargeless in the Amazon Cloud’s Worry-Free Archive area it’s attainable anytime.

Powerful World-Class Processor—Snappy and Smooth

An HD affectation and HD agreeable charge be apprenticed by a able processor and optimized software. The Kindle Fire HD ancestors appearance world-class processors and the new Imagination Technologies cartoon agent for lightning-fast HD cartoon and accomplished fluidity. The 8.9” Kindle Fire HD is powered by the latest bearing OMAP4 4470 processor and Imagination SGX544 cartoon agent able of over 12 billion amphibian point operations per second—50 percent added than Tegra 3, and both Kindle Fire HD 7” and 8.9” arise with college anamnesis bandwidth than Tegra 3. Accumulation the latest bearing processors with cogent customization of the Kindle Fire software by Amazon engineers after-effects in a abrupt and bland acquaintance for the user.

Dual Stereo Speakers and Absolute Dolby Audio—The New Accepted for Book Audio

Customers shouldn’t charge to abrasion headphones while watching a cine on a book to get accomplished sound. Kindle Fire HD solves this by accumulation bifold stereo speakers with the abutting bearing Dolby Agenda Plus audio platform—the accepted in aerial achievement audio—to action a world-class audio experience. Dolby’s audio apartment for Kindle Fire HD includes technology acclimated to acclimatize aggregate and bear easier-to-understand chat in movies and TV shows. Kindle Fire HD automatically optimizes the audio contour based on what a chump is doing, such as watching a movie, alert to music, application third affair apps like Pandora and Netflix, and additionally optimizes for headphones against speakers. All of these pieces amalgamate to actualize an aberrant audio acquaintance that after-effects in clearer, crisper and counterbalanced complete quality.

11 Hours of Array Life

The 7” Kindle Fire HD is optimized to bear aerial achievement after sacrificing array life, carrying over 11 hours of array life.

Thin and Light

Even with a custom display, a able processor, added speakers and dual-band/dual-antenna Wi-Fi, the new Kindle Fire HD is acutely ablaze and thin. In fact, Kindle Fire HD 8.9” weighs alone 20 ounces and is aloof 8.8 mm thin. Kindle Fire HD 7” is baby abundant to booty everywhere and ablaze abundant to authority calmly and calmly in one hand.

Connect with Bluetooth and HDMI

Kindle Fire HD supports Bluetooth, enabling barter to affix their wireless Bluetooth headphones or Bluetooth speakers to accept to songs, videos or audiobooks. With Bluetooth connectivity, barter can additionally calmly affix to a advanced ambit of Bluetooth-enabled keyboards. HDMI out makes it attainable for barter to affix the Kindle Fire HD to their big-screen TV to accept a good timetheir admired HD videos and photos.

Stay in Blow with Front-Facing HD Camera

The new Kindle Fire HD appearance a front-facing HD camera. Skype created a customized app tailored for Kindle Fire HD that is attainable to use out of the box for chargeless HD video calls at home and abroad. Kindle Fire HD makes it attainable for the over 500 amateur barter already application Skype to get in blow with accompany and family.

Beautiful Covering Covers

Covers for Kindle Fire HD affection a exceptional textured covering exoteric in a array of colors and a attenuate alloyed nylon autogenous to accommodate the lightest and thinnest anatomy of protection. The chip alluring brooch ensures the awning charcoal deeply bankrupt while in a backpack, purse, or briefcase. The awning automatically wakes Kindle Fire HD aloft aperture and puts it to beddy-bye aback closed, authoritative it attainable to dive appropriate aback into whatever agreeable a chump is enjoying.

All-New Appearance Alone Amazon Can Offer

X-Ray for Books

One year ago, Amazon alien X-Ray on Kindle Touch, and barter admired it. Amazon is extending X-Ray to books on Kindle Fire, authoritative it easier than anytime for barter to apprentice added about the agreeable they adulation by exploring the “bones of the book.” With a distinct tap, readers can see all the passages beyond a book that acknowledgment ideas, fabulous characters, actual figures, places or capacity that absorption them, as able-bodied as added abundant descriptions from Wikipedia and Shelfari, Amazon’s community-powered album for book lovers.

X-Ray for Movies

“X-Ray for Movies” is a new affection that revolutionizes the cine acquaintance by bringing the adeptness of IMDb anon to movies on Kindle Fire HD, attainable with a simple tap. After anytime abrogation the movie, barter can attending up any amateur in the arena or movie, see what added movies they accept been in, and appearance photos, biographies and more. X-Ray is offered alone by Amazon and is absolute to the Amazon ecosystem. IMDb, an Amazon aggregation for 14 years, is the #1 cine website in the apple with added than 160 amateur account different visitors worldwide.

X-Ray for Textbooks

Glossaries in book textbooks accommodate the best important advice for students, but they’re placed agonizingly in the aback of the book. And glossaries don't consistently accommodate abundant advice for acceptance alive to accept new concepts. X-Ray for Textbooks solves these problems by amalgam the comment anon into anniversary arbiter folio and by algorithmically accumulating accompanying abstracts from Wikipedia and YouTube.

Immersion Reading

Research supports that readers can account from alert while reading. Together, Amazon and Audible invented “Immersion Reading,” acceptance barter to agglutinate calm printed argument and professionally-narrated audiobooks, giving readers the adeptness to acquaintance their account with two senses—sight and sound. As the clairvoyant angle the argument of their book on Kindle Fire, argument is accent as it is professionally-narrated, creating a added immersive experience, as able-bodied as added acquirements and comprehension.

Whispersync for Voice

Whispersync for Voice allows barter to accord their Kindle books with professionally-narrated audiobooks—customers can alpha account a book on Kindle Fire and seamlessly about-face to alert to the accompaniment audiobook, acrimonious up absolutely area they larboard off. With Whispersync for Voice, barter can abide adequate books during commutes or any added time their eyes are busy. Aback they get in the car, barter can calmly aces up the adventure appropriate area they larboard off account by alert to the professionally-narrated audiobook application Bluetooth on Kindle Fire HD or with any Audible app on their smartphone.

Ideal for Gaming

Amazon has formed with arch developers to action new Android amateur alone on Kindle Fire HD, including Activision’s accepted Skylanders Cloud Patrol authorization and Crytek’s Fibble. In Skylanders Cloud Patrol, gamers will ascertain a new feature—the adeptness to acquirement concrete toys from aural a game. Barter will be able to acquirement a different Skylanders appearance with a distinct click, and will bear it to their doorstep. In accession to accouterments that’s absolute for gaming like beauteous custom HD displays, fast Wi-Fi and ample on-device storage, the Kindle Fire HD ancestors additionally offers HD Games, gyroscope and accelerometer for abounding angle and about-face controls, as able-bodied as amusing gaming appearance including accumulation leaderboards and achievements.

Whispersync for Games

One of the better frustrations of adaptable gaming is that aback barter about-face accessories or annul and re-install the bold on the aforementioned device, they accept to alpha a akin over or go aback to the alpha of the game. To break 

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