Ever since Jeff Bezos launched the Amazon Kindle Fire, it has gone ahead to be the best selling tablet of all time. Now, Amazon has just launched an upgraded version of the Kindle Fire and added a HD to its official moniker. From the previous 7-inch model now comes an 8.9-inch tablet that will undoubtedly push others aside. If you doubt that, perhaps reading on will convince you !
The Kindle Fire HD has a 1929 by 1200 pixel display, and if there is a phrase for it, then it is ultra-sharp display. Another highlight is a high resolution camera on the front side, something that you rarely see on a tablet. The magnificent display is made possible by the lack of an air gap between the screen and the display glass on top of it. With the innovation, the glare on the device will be at least 25% lower than in others.
Kindle Fire HD has the latest generation on board SGX544 graphics engine. With it, you can enjoy 12 billion floating-point operations every second. Think of it simply as 50 percent more capability than the NVidia Tegra 3 processor that you get in other tablets. All these works together with a dual-core 1.5GHz OMAP4470 processor.
Inside the Kindle Fire HD, Amazon placed a host of clever parental features and refers to them as Kindle Free Time. As a parent, using this feature, you can limit the amount of time available using a particular feature on the tablet. If you want your children to play less and read more, set the feature to allow only an hour of gaming and a whole day for reading.
There are two Kindle Fire HD versions, a 7-inch model and the 8.9-inch model. They pack 16GB and 32GB internal memory on each category, so you can think of it as a choice of four. The lowest priced device sells for $199 while the highest priced one will go for $349. Shipment will start on September 14 for the device with the lowest specifications. It more capable cousins will ship on November 20.
There was a surprise announcement by Amazon, and it came in last. The next race for mobile devices other than finer displays remains connectivity and Amazon announced a 32GB Kindle Fire HD model that will support 4G connectivity. Still more, a 64GB premium model will also support 4G and come with Amazon’s data plan of 20GB cloud storage for only $49 annually, with an allowance of 250mb monthly.