Thursday, September 6, 2012

[Updated]Kindle Fire HD Revealed

Image Credit: theVerge
Amazon revealed the Kindle Fire HD today at it's event. This device brings significant upgrades to the smaller original Kindle Fire. The HD comes with an HD 8.9" display with a resolution of 1920x1200, giving you 254ppi. The screen uses a laminated touch screen that Amazon claims will give 25% less glare than previous displays. Powered by an TI OMAP 4470 processor Amazon claims the Kindle Fire HD will outperform Tegra 3. For connectivity, you get dual band WiFi connectivity in the 2.4GHz and 5GHz band with two antennas for improved performance. Perhaps one of the best improvements was the inclusion of stereo speakers instead of a single driver. This should drastically improve the experience when watching movies and TV shows. The HD also comes with 16GB of built in storage. They did not release pricing or availability, but one can assume the price will be competitive when it becomes available and fit well along side of the new Kindle Fire.

Update: Storage is available up to 32GB. It is up for Pre-Order for $299 and $369, as well as an LTE version for $499 on Amazon. There is also a 7" version for $199 and $249 depending on the storage chose. This rounds out the Fire family nicely.

[via theVerge]

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