Beside the new Kindle Fire 7 inch model, Amazon.com Inc also officially introduced the 8.9 inch versions at the Media Event in on Thursday, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 tablet. Comes with an 8.8mm thinness with weighing in at 20 ounces, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is portable 8.9 inch tablet can fit perfectly and light in your carry bag. The company also claims if the new model will comes with better processor that offer up to 40 perfect faster performance than it’s predecessor, longer battery life and better connectivity features with support ultra-fast 4G LTE networks for highest models.
It sports 8.9 inch Full High definition In-Plane Switching (IPS) touchscren display with 10-point multi-touch and support up to 1080p video playback. It capable to produce maximum internal resoultions display at 1920 by 1200 pixel with anti-glare technology and True Wide polarizing filter technology provides richier colors, brighter and crisper images and videos. On the front, you’ll find HD front facind camera with integrated microphone and Skype app to keep in touch with your colleagues or family.
Unlike the other 8.9 inch Android tablet that only has single or mono speakers, Kindle Fire HD 8.9 has dual Stereo Speakers with support Dolby Digital Plus to optimized and improving audio reproductions when you listening musics from headphoe or speakers, rich video sound and impressive audio reproductions when you playing games. You can also connect and enjoy high quality of video or games on your HDTV via micro HDMI port, as well as Proximity, Ambient Light and Accelerometer for sensor features.
Under the hood, the Fire HD 8.9 tablet boasts a 1.5GHZ OMAP 4470 dual core processor that coupled with 1GB of RAM, Imagination PowerVR 3D as graphics accelerator and running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as the operating system. This combinations will be delivers great power and performance for work and play hard. The company will be release this model with two storage options, 16GB and 32 GB or 32GB and 64GB for LTE models. Both of them also backed by microSD card slot for expanded storage capacity.
Dimensions are 9.4 x 6.4 x 0.35 inch (240 x 164 x 8.8 mm) with weighs at 20 ounces (567 grams). Other specifications are microSD card slot, USB 2.0 port, audio jack, headphone out and Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP). In term of connectivity, buyers will find WiFi 802.11 b/g/n with built in dual antena and MIMO (multiple-in/multiple-out) to improving internet connections, as well as 4G LTE options that support 10 frequency bands for highest models.
For Wifi only models, the Amazon Android tablet has price tag around at $299 (16GB) or $369 for integrated 32GB storage, while Kindle Fire HD 8.9 inch 4G LTE model will be cost at $499 for 32GB while the 64GB model has price tag at $599. Amazon has listed the device on their site for pre-order and expected will be start shipping in November 20, 2012.
Update : FCC (Federal Communication Commission) has confirmed if the Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE has get their approval and Amazon has started to taking order with estimated release date on November 20.
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 inch Hands On Video
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