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Amazon Kindle Fire HD puts the iPad on Notice

Amazon unveiled a high-end 8.9-inch tablet that starts at $299. Pre-order the new Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch starting at $299.

Sep 7 2012, 1:51am CDT | by

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD puts the iPad on Notice

Amazon surprised at yesterday's media event with the introduction of a high-end tablet that takes on the Apple iPad and Android tablets. Amazon created with the Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch a tablet that puts every other tablet vendor on notice. The 16GB model sells for only $299. Amazon made a point in the presentation why they can offer a tablet like this for just $299.

Jeff Bezos wants to make money from the content you buy on the Kindle Fire HD. He does not care to make a dime on the hardware. This means all tablet vendors without e-commerce platform are f!@# right now.

Amazon did not just introduce one Kindle Fire HD, but offers different choices of screen sizes and storage and 4G LTE connectivity. 

Kindle Fire HD feature Highlights:



  •     Ultra-fast 4G LTE wireless, powered by the latest generation 4G chipset, support for all 10 4G bands, and Amazon’s breakthrough 4G LTE data package—         customers save hundreds of dollars in the first year compared to other 4G tablets.

  •     Stunning custom HD display with in-plane switching, Advanced True Wide polarizing filter and custom laminated touch sensor for 25% less glare with rich color and deep contrast from any viewing angle.

  •     Fastest Wi-Fi of any tablet—dual antenna, dual-band, and MIMO—40% faster downloads and streaming compared to the next fastest tablet.

  •     High-performance processor and graphics engine for snappy and smooth performance.

  •     Dual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio—the standard in high-end audio—available for the first time on a tablet.

  •     Kindle Fire HD starts with 16 GB of local storage, enough to accommodate the larger file sizes of HD content.

  •     Exceptional battery life—7” Kindle Fire HD gets 11 hours of battery life.

  •     Front-facing HD camera with custom Skype application for video calling from anywhere in the world.

  •     New Amazon-exclusive features like X-Ray for Movies, X-Ray for Textbooks, Immersion Reading, Whispersync for Voice, Whispersync for Games, and Kindle FreeTime.

  •     World’s best content ecosystem—over 22 million movies, TV shows, songs, apps, games, books, audiobooks and magazines.

  •     Best cross-platform interoperability, with Amazon apps available on the largest number of devices and platforms so customers can access content anytime, anywhere.

  •     Amazon’s top-rated, world-class customer service.



Pre-order the Kindle Fire HD today on Amazon.


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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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