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Kindle Fire HD 8.9" Tablet

8.9" HD display, 16 or 32GB with Wi-Fi, 32GB or 64GB with 4G LTE Wireless
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High resolution, large HD display. Designed for entertainment — perfect for web, apps, movies, games, and magazines
  • Large 8.9" display, with rich color and deep contrast; ideal for movies, apps, and gaming
  • Custom Dolby audio and dual stereo speakers for crisp, rich sound
  • Over 23 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, books, and audiobooks
  • Instant access to over 100,000 apps and games in the Amazon Appstore, including a new paid app for free every day
  • Ultra-fast web browsing and streaming with built-in dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi
  • Front-facing HD camera for taking photos or making video calls
  • Easy-to-use e-mail, calendar, and contacts for work or home, including Gmail, Hotmail, Exchange, and more
  • Prime members enjoy exclusive digital benefits. Learn more
  • New Kindle Fire owners in the U.S. get 500 Amazon Coins (a $5 value) to spend on Kindle Fire apps and games. Learn more

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Breakthrough Hardware Technology

High Definition Touchscreen Display

Rich, immersive, video. Beautiful, vivid photos. Crisp, detailed text. Enjoy your favorite content on a large, beautiful 1920x1200 display, capable of playing movies and TV shows in up to 1080p high definition. At 254 ppi, the display on Kindle Fire HD 8.9" is high enough quality that individual pixels are indistinguishable to the human eye. The result, an unparalleled viewing experience, no matter what you want to watch.

Reduced Screen Glare

Most tablet displays are made up of two pieces of glass - an LCD on the bottom and a touch sensor on the top, separated by an air gap. With an air gap, light reflects off of every surface as it passes through from the front, creating multiple distracting reflections that reduce display contrast. Kindle Fire HD solves this air gap problem by laminating the touch sensor and the LCD together into a single layer of glass, creating a display that's easy to view, even in overhead light.

Richer Colors at Wider Angles

Like many tablets, Kindle Fire HD uses In-Plane Switching (IPS) to improve color reproduction. But displays that only use IPS still appear washed out at various angles, such as laid sideways when reading in bed, laid flat on a table, or held between you and a friend when sharing a movie. Kindle Fire HD addresses this issue by applying an advanced polarizing filter directly to the LCD panel. This results in a display that shows the same deep contrast and rich, detailed color when viewed at any angle.

Exclusive Dolby Audio

Kindle Fire HD uses the power of Dolby Digital Plus to create a world class audio experience, with or without headphones. Dolby Digital Plus includes technology used to adjust volume, create virtual surround sound, and deliver easier-to-understand dialogue in movies and TV shows. Kindle Fire HD is designed to automatically optimize the audio profile based on what you're doing, such as watching a movie, listening to music, or talking on Skype. It even optimizes the audio differently when you have headphones plugged in, so you can just sit back and enjoy.

Powerful Dual Stereo Speakers

Big sound. Compact design. With Kindle Fire HD 8.9", we put stereo speakers on both sides of the display for a wide stereo sound-field similar to that of a home stereo, then tuned them to better reproduce low notes. The result - deeper bass in your music, loud, rumbling movie soundtracks, and room-filling stereo sound without distortion, even at higher volumes.

Two Antennas, Better Bandwidth

Kindle Fire HD is the first tablet to feature dual Wi-Fi antennas and Multiple In/Multiple Out (MIMO) technology for powerful, HD-ready Wi-Fi. This allows reception or transmission over both antennas simultaneously to increase capacity and reliability. So you'll enjoy fewer dropped connections, more than 40% faster media streaming, and be able to go further from your wireless hotspot than with other tablets.

Dual Band Support

Many Wi-Fi devices, from other tablets to baby monitors, only operate in the 2.4 GHz band. The more of these devices that you and your neighbors have operating in the band, the slower your connection is. Kindle Fire HD is capable of automatically switching between the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi frequencies, which will allow you to use this less congested 5 GHz band for better range and less interference.

Powerful HD Processor

A rich HD display requires a powerful processor to drive it. The TI OMAP4470 processor in the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" has 40% more memory bandwidth than Tegra 3, enabling faster web browser JavaScript performance. And Kindle Fire HD 8.9" has an Imagination SGX544 3D graphics core that can process over 12 billion floating-point operations per second, so even graphically intensive games run smoothly and render stunning scenery. We also tuned the graphics pipeline and touch handling software to eliminate delays between when you touch the screen and when the application responds. This means the home screen scrolls more smoothly, videos start playing faster, and games respond nearly instantaneously.

Plenty of Storage for HD Content

High definition content is substantially larger - for example, on average, an SD movie is 500MB, and an HD movie is 2GB. Because of this, Kindle Fire HD 8.9" offers multiple storage options starting with 16GB, as well as free, unlimited cloud storage for your Amazon content.

All the Content

Kindle Owners' Lending Library

Read for free. With Prime, Kindle owners can borrow any title from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library for free, as frequently as a book a month, with no waiting and no due dates. The Kindle Owners' Lending Library features hundreds of thousands of titles, including all 7 Harry Potter books, and over 100 current and former New York Times best sellers.

Prime Instant Video

Prime members also enjoy unlimited, commercial-free streaming of thousands of popular movies and TV episodes such as The Hunger Games, Marvel's The Avengers, Under the Dome, Downton Abbey, Justified, SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, and many more at no additional cost.

Free Month of Amazon Prime

If you haven't tried Amazon Prime in the past, we'll give you a 30-day free trial. Experience what millions of members already enjoy: unlimited streaming of hit movies and TV episodes, reading a Kindle book a month for free, and Free Two-Day Shipping on millions of items. We think it's the best bargain in the history of shopping, and we hope you do too.

The Greatest HD Games

Kindle Fire HD is built for the best in gaming, with full tilt, turn, and multi-touch controls. Enjoy best-selling HD games such as Angry Birds Space, Where's My Perry?, Fibble, and Skylanders Cloud Patrol.

Up Your Game with GameCircle

Earn achievements, compare scores with friends, or take on the world with global leaderboards. GameCircle titles with Whispersync automatically store your progress in the cloud, so you'll never lose an unlocked level or saved game, even if you delete it from your device.

Your Favorite Apps

Kindle Fire HD gives you instant access to the most popular free and best-selling apps, including titles like Netflix, HBO GO, Facebook, Hulu Plus, Pinterest, Skype, The Weather Channel, Zillow, and Magic Piano.

Play More, Pay Less

Use Amazon Coins to purchase apps, games, and in-app items. Save up to 10% on apps and games by purchasing Amazon Coins. New Kindle Fire owners in the U.S. get 500 Amazon Coins—a $5 value. Learn more

Over 120,000 Titles and Counting

Rent or purchase the biggest new releases and most popular titles from every major movie studio and TV network including Warner, Fox, Sony, Disney, Lionsgate, MGM, Universal, Paramount, and more. Stream instantly over Wi-Fi or download to enjoy later.

Unlimited Streaming with Prime

In addition, Amazon Prime members enjoy unlimited, commercial-free streaming of over 35,000 popular movies and TV episodes such as Iron Man 2, Thor, Rango, The West Wing, Glee, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Parks and Recreation.

Vibrant HD Magazines

The large screen on Kindle Fire HD 8.9" makes it perfect for reading magazines. Enjoy over 400 magazines in brilliant HD display, with beautifully detailed illustrations and glossy full-color layouts. Double tap an article for easier reading view and starting next month, tap the cover to go directly to an article and bookmark your favorite articles for future reference. Magazines include favorites such as Vogue, National Geographic, Maxim, Cosmopolitan, ESPN and Better Homes and Gardens.

Read for Free with Prime

Amazon Prime members can borrow hundreds of thousands of titles for free with the Kindle Owners' Lending Library, as frequently as a book a month, with no due dates.

Massive Book Selection

Shop the Kindle Store for over 1.2 million of the most popular books, or explore millions of free, public domain books such as Pride and Prejudice.

Lowest Book Prices

Over 600,000 books are less than $4.99, over a million are less than $9.99.

Exclusive Kindle Titles

Over 180,000 Kindle exclusive titles from best-selling authors including Kurt Vonnegut, Stephen Covey, Andy Borowitz and Karen McQuestion.

Huge Music Selection

With over 20 million songs from thousands of artists, Amazon's MP3 music store is home to one of the largest music libraries on earth. Music you buy from Amazon is saved to the cloud for free, and you can play or download it anytime.

Your Music. Everywhere.

Import the rest of your music library to Amazon Cloud Player and play it wirelessly on your Kindle Fire HD - just tap Music on the Home screen to get started. Browse and search your library, create and manage playlists, play your music from the cloud, or download for offline playback. All your Amazon MP3 purchases and your first 250 imported songs are stored free.

Audiobooks by Audible

Audible offers more than 150,000 titles written by best-selling authors and performed by world-class professional narrators. The collection includes Anne Hathaway's performance of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Samuel L. Jackson's performance of A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes, and Susan Sarandon's performance of The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers, as well as many others.

Whispersync for Voice

Now you don't have to put a good book down, even if you're cooking, running or commuting. With Whispersync for Voice, you can seamlessly switch between listening to the Audible audiobook and reading the companion Kindle book right where you left off. Learn more

Experience Immersion Reading

With Immersion Reading, Kindle Fire HD can now synchronize Kindle text with companion Audible audiobooks with real-time highlighting to create a more immersive reading experience, as well as deepen learning and comprehension. Over 20,000 Kindle books and 20,000 companion Audible audiobooks across a wide array of genres are available.

Textbooks in Vibrant HD. For Less.

College is expensive, but textbooks don't have to be. Save up to 60% on our massive selection of over 150,000 books students need for class, or up to 80% if you rent through Kindle Textbook Rental.

Half off Amazon Prime for Students

Students can enjoy Prime benefits, such as Prime Instant Video and Kindle Owners' Lending Library at half the cost, just $39 per year.

X-Ray for Textbooks

We know there are things you would rather be doing than studying, so we built X-Ray for Textbooks to help you learn more and save time. Want more information about a topic? With a single tap, you'll get instant access to the glossary definition, find all the relevant pages in the textbook, and get related content from Wikipedia and YouTube.

No Other Company Offers This Kind of Flexibility

At Amazon, we make it easy for you to access your content on other devices. The books, videos, apps, audiobooks, games, and music that you buy for your Kindle Fire HD can also be enjoyed on Amazon apps for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, game consoles, TVs and more.

Features

X-Ray for Movies and TV

Explore favorite characters and actors at a touch. Kindle Fire HD uses the power of IMDb to bring Amazon's exclusive X-Ray service to movies and TV shows. Simply tap on any scene to instantly see which actors are currently on screen, jump straight to other movies in which they star, and more.

X-Ray for Books

Tap on any page as you read to access X-Ray, an easy way to uncover more from the books you love. Instantly find chapters and locations that mention ideas, characters, and important places, as well as background info, biographies, and more from Shelfari and Wikipedia.

X-Ray for Textbooks

We know there are things you'd rather be doing than studying, so we've created X-Ray for Textbooks to help you learn more while studying less. Want more information about a topic? With a single tap, you can find all related pages in the textbook as well as have instant access to the glossary and related content on sites like Wikipedia and YouTube.

Experience Immersion Reading

With Immersion Reading, the Kindle Fire HD can now synchronize Kindle text with companion Audible audiobooks with real-time highlighting to create a more immersive reading experience, as well as deepen learning and comprehension. Almost 15,000 Kindle books and 15,000 companion Audible audiobooks across a wide array of genres are available.

Whispersync for Voice

Now you don't have to put a good book down, even if you're cooking, running or commuting. With Whispersync for Voice, you can seamlessly switch between listening to the Audible audiobook and reading the companion Kindle book right where you left off. Learn more

Whispersync for Movies

Start streaming a movie on Kindle Fire HD, pause, then resume watching straight from the same scene on your TV. Whispersync remembers your last scene watched across all your apps and devices, so you can avoid the frustration of having to find your spot.

Whispersync for Books

Kindle Fire HD uses Amazon's Whispersync technology to automatically sync your library, last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across all your devices. With Kindle reading apps available for phones, tablets, PCs, and Macs, you can keep the story going wherever you are.

Whispersync for Games

GameCircle titles with Whispersync automatically store your progress in the cloud, so you'll never lose an unlocked level or saved game, even if you delete the game from your device.

Free Skype HD Video Calls

Get face-to-face with friends, family, and over 250 million Skype users around the world. Kindle Fire HD includes the Skype app pre-installed and features a front-facing video camera for free high-definition video calls at home or abroad.

All Your Personal Email

The new email app on Kindle Fire HD makes sending mail, viewing attachments, and syncing contacts simple. With full support for the world's most popular email providers - including AOL, Exchange, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo!, and more - it's our easiest-to-use email ever.

Deep Facebook Integration

In addition to the free Facebook application found in the Amazon Appstore, Kindle Fire HD is fully integrated with Facebook, making it easy to connect and share with friends and family. Sync favorite photos at a touch, share quotes and passages straight from your book, and more.

Take and Share Photos

The front-facing HD camera on the Kindle Fire HD can be used to take pictures using any of the camera applications available in the Amazon Appstore such as Camera Fun Pro, PicSay Pro, and PicShop Lite, as well as to video chat with the Skype app. In addition, you can use the Facebook application to take and share photos with your friends.

Enjoy and Share

Relive your most memorable moments in stunning HD. Our new, beautifully designed photo app makes it easy to swipe through albums, or step in to full-screen viewing. And sharing your photos couldn't be easier. Enjoy seeing your photos on your TV via HDMI, or tap on individual images to email them to anyone you like.

Import and Edit

Kindle Fire HD makes it easy to keep favorite photos close at hand. Download your albums from Facebook, or use the Amazon Cloud Drive desktop application to upload photos from your PC or Mac. Editing on your device is just as simple, with many popular photo editing apps available in the Amazon Appstore, such as PicSay Pro, PicShop, and Adobe Photoshop Touch.

Perfect for Parents

Kindle FreeTime is a new service, built from the ground up to help give parents peace of mind when it comes to tablet use. Parents can create a profile for each of their children and choose what books, apps, games and videos they want to give their kids access to. Kindle FreeTime is free on every Kindle Fire HD.

Set Screen Limits

Many parents choose to limit their kids' screen time, but doing so without the proper tools is difficult. With Kindle FreeTime, parents can set daily limits for Kindle Fire HD use, or restrict certain categories - like games and video - while leaving unlimited time for reading.

...And Perfect for Kids

When kids use Kindle FreeTime, it's like they have their very own, personalized tablet. The background color and fonts change to a kid-friendly design. They only see the titles that they have access to see. The home screen carousel shows their recently viewed titles. And, they can even navigate visually to content based on characters or topics - for example "Cinderella," "Dinosaurs," or "Puppies."

Built Tough

Kindle Fire HD is designed to stand up to accidental bumps and scrapes. Our state-of-the art display is 20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic, so you can let your child play, without worry.

A Subscription for Kids (and Parents)

Kindle FreeTime Unlimited is the first-ever all-in-one subscription that brings together books, games, educational apps, movies and TV shows - all the types of content that kids and parents love. With unlimited access to thousands of hand-picked titles for kids ages 3-8, parents don't have to spend time (and money) guessing what their kids will enjoy, and kids can explore a world of age-appropriate content on their own – no ads, no in-app purchases.

An Incredible Value

Kindle FreeTime Unlimited gives kids the freedom to choose from thousands of the most popular books, games, apps, and shows for hours of fun and learning. Unlimited access starts at just $4.99 per month, with special pricing for Prime members from $2.99 per month.

Easy Access from Kindle FreeTime

When a parent subscribes to Kindle FreeTime Unlimited, thousands of titles appear in the Kindle FreeTime app, sorted by their kids' age and gender, alongside the titles parents have already selected from their own collection of content. Without help from mom or dad, kids can follow their imagination across books, games, educational apps, movies, and TV shows of their choice.

Beloved Movies and TV Shows

FreeTime Unlimited includes movies from Barney, Thomas the Tank Engine, Bob The Builder, Fireman Sam, and Angelina Ballerina, as well as TV shows your children want to watch, with episodes from Sesame Street, SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Blue's Clues, Yo Gabba Gabba, Caillou, and many more.

E-books for Fun and Education

Flip through beautifully-illustrated picture books, including new and classic favorites like Big Nate, Phineas & Ferb, and Kung Fu Panda, as well as books by Caldecott-honored authors such as Chris Van Allsburg's Jumanji and Barbara Lehman's Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. Enjoy hundreds of eBook apps with Read-to-Me functionality from characters such as Scooby-Doo, Thomas the Tank Engine, Arthur, and Superman, and from award-winning children's author Sandra Boynton (Moo, Baa, La La La!).

The Best Games for Kids

Featuring dozens of children's games with no ads and no risk for in-app purchases like Cut the Rope and Magic Piano, as well as Disney’s bestselling Where’s My Perry and Where’s My Water, and popular early development games like Kids Learn to Read, My First Puzzles Dinosaurs, and SuperWhy!.

Learn more about Kindle FreeTime Unlimited

Ultra-Fast Web

Kindle Fire HD offers a new version of Amazon Silk, our cloud-accelerated browser, which has faster page load times than the previous version.

Easy to Read

There are multiple ways to enjoy your favorite web content. With a single touch, the user interface disappears to allow for full screen reading. Or, you can turn on Reading View to enjoy a clean, easy-to-read version of the site that removes all unnecessary images and other website clutter.

Trends and Recommendations

Looking for the latest news or the next big site? Trending Now alerts you to pages that have recently seen an unusually high level of traffic, which is generally a good indicator that the page or topic may be particularly noteworthy right now.

No Set-up Required

Kindle Fire HD arrives pre-registered to your Amazon.com account so you can get started right away, including having immediate access to any previously purchased content you may have.

Intuitive Interface

Spin through recent content straight from your home screen. Pin favorites and access at a touch. Whether you're in the mood to watch, read, listen, or play, Kindle Fire HD gets you started quickly and easily.

1-Click Shopping

No switching between apps, no juggling passwords and profiles - Kindle Fire HD is seamlessly integrated with Amazon's content stores so you can shop new books, movies, games, and apps with a single tap.

Read-to-Me

With Text-to-Speech, Kindle Fire can read English-language content out loud to you, when available from the publisher.

Discover More of What You Love

Kindle Fire HD makes it easy to find content you'll love by using Amazon's powerful recommendation engine to compare your purchases and favorites with over 15 years of consumer purchase history and suggest content to you, right from your homescreen.

Integrated Bluetooth Connectivity

Kindle Fire HD features built-in Bluetooth support, so you can connect to a variety of different wireless accessories such as stereo headphones, speakers, keyboards, and more.

Share Your Screen with HDMI Out

Share your favorite videos and photos on your TV or other display in rich high definition via the built-in HDMI out port.

Connect to Your Corporate Email

Read email and attachments, manage calendars, and sync contacts on the go. Kindle Fire HD features full support for Exchange-based accounts making it easy to stay connected when you step away from the office.

Carry and Read Your Documents

Your weekend travel plans, the latest office report - keep your essential information close at hand and backed up on the cloud. Email spreadsheets, PDFs, Word docs and more directly to your device or upload from your PC or Mac using Amazon Cloud Drive.

Kindle at Work

Take advantage of email, calendar, and apps from the Amazon Appstore for Android to stay connected away from the office.

Whispercast for Kindle

Introducing Whispercast, Amazon's free online tool that helps your school or business manage a deployment of Kindle devices and wirelessly distribute content. Centrally manage your Kindle devices and send eBooks and documents to your students, employees, or customers with ease.

Kindle at School

Kindle excites students about reading. The same great features that help you lose yourself in a book on Kindle translate seamlessly to the classroom, helping students learn to read or study more effectively. Learn more about Kindle at school

Featured Accessories

Perfect Design, Perfect Fit

Engineered to perfectly fit your device. This Kindle cover includes a fusion of premium textured leather exterior with a subtle woven nylon interior to provide the lightest and thinnest form of protection. The integrated magnetic clasp ensures your cover will remain securely closed while in a backpack, purse, or briefcase.

Auto Wake and Sleep

The case automatically wakes your Kindle Fire HD upon opening and puts your device to sleep when closed, making it easy to dive right back into your content.

Technical Details

Display8.9" 10 point capacitive touch high definition color display; 1920x1200 resolution at 254 ppi, video playback up to 1080p, with IPS (in-plane switching) technology, advanced polarizing filter, and anti-glare technology
Size9.4" x 6.4" x 0.35" (240 mm x 164 mm x 8.8 mm)
Weight20 ounces (567 grams)
System RequirementsKindle Fire HD 8.9" is ready to use right out of the box - no setup, no software to install, no computer required to download content
Storage16GB (12.7GB available to user) or 32GB (27.1GB available to user) of internal storage
Battery LifeOver 10 hours of reading, surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music. Battery life will vary based on device settings, usage, and other factors such as web browsing and downloading content. Actual results may vary
Charge TimeFully charges in under 5 hours via the Kindle PowerFast charging accessory, or slightly longer with other micro-USB power adapters that you may already have. Charges in under 14 hours from your computer via the included USB charging cable
Wi-Fi ConnectivityDual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO) for faster streaming and fewer dropped connections than standard Wi-Fi. Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks
PortsUSB 2.0 (micro-B connector) port for connection to a PC or Macintosh computer or to connect to the Kindle PowerFast charging accessory. Micro-HDMI (micro-D connector) port for high definition video output to televisions or A/V receivers
Audio3.5 mm stereo jack and integrated stereo speakers with exclusive Dolby audio engine
Content Formats SupportedKindle (AZW), KF8, TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible Enhanced format (AAX), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, PCM/WAVE, OGG, WAV, MP4, AAC LC/LTP, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, HTML5, CSS3, MP4, 3GP, VP8(.webm)
SensorsAmbient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope
Location ServicesLocation-based services via Wi-Fi
Additional FeaturesExternal volume controls, front-facing HD camera, built-in microphone, built-in Bluetooth with support for A2DP compatible stereo headphones, headsets, and speakers
Accessibility FeaturesVoice Guide, Explore by Touch, Text-to-Speech, adjustable font sizes and color, built-in dictionary. Learn more
Warranty and Service1-year Limited Warranty and service included. Optional 2-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Kindle is subject to the terms found here
Included in the BoxKindle Fire HD 8.9" tablet, USB 2.0 cable, and Quick Start Guide. Power adapter sold separately
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Price Starting at $139 Starting at $229 Starting at $379 Starting at $299
Screen Size 7" 7" 8.9" 8.9"
Resolution 1280 x 800 (216 ppi) 1920 x 1200 (323 ppi) 2560 x 1600 (339 ppi) 1920 x 1200 (254 ppi)
Processor Dual-Core 1.5 GHz Quad-Core 2.2 GHz Quad-Core 2.2 GHz Dual-Core 1.5 GHz
Battery Life 10 hours mixed use 11 hours mixed use
17 hours when reading
12 hours mixed use
18 hours when reading
10 hours mixed use
Audio Dolby Audio,
Dual Stereo Speakers
Dolby Audio,
Dual Stereo Speakers,
Built-in Microphone
Dolby Audio,
Dual Stereo Speakers,
Built-in Microphone
Dolby Audio,
Dual Stereo Speakers,
Built-in Microphone
Wi-Fi Dual band Wi-Fi Dual band, dual antenna
(MIMO) Wi-Fi
Dual band, dual antenna
(MIMO) Wi-Fi
Dual band, dual antenna
(MIMO) Wi-Fi
4G None 4G Model Available 4G Model Available 4G Model Available
Camera None Front-facing HD camera Front-facing HD camera +
8 MP rear-facing camera
Front-facing HD camera
Storage 8 or 16GB 16, 32, or 64GB 16, 32, or 64GB 16 or 32GB on Wi-Fi device
32GB or 64GB on 4G device
Dimensions 7.5" X 5.0" X 0.42"
(191 X 128 X 10.6 mm)
7.3" X 5.0" X 0.35"
(186 X 128 X 9.0mm)
9.1" X 6.2" X 0.31"
(231 X 158 X 7.8mm)
9.4" X 6.4" X 0.35"
(240 X 164 X 8.8mm)
Weight 12.2 oz (345 grams) Wi-Fi: 10.7 oz (303 grams)
4G: 11.0 oz (311 grams)
Wi-Fi: 13.2 oz (374 grams)
4G: 13.5 oz (384 grams)
20 oz (567 grams)
Customer Support Email, web, and phone
On-device "Mayday" button +
email, web, and phone

On-device "Mayday" button +
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
12,697 of 12,976 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Thoughts (Typed Using The Kindle Fire HD 8.9) November 22, 2012
Configuration:Without Special Offers| Connectivity Technology:Wi-Fi Only| Digital Storage Capacity:16|Verified Purchase
Let me start out by saying that I am new to the tablet world and have had no experience using any tablets prior to this purchase. That being said, I spent a great deal of time fishing around through reviews and specs of what seemed like countless tablets for months. The obvious cliche conclusion led to all fingers pointing at some variation of an iPad, yet for me, I do not see much sense in purchasing a tablet (regardless of brand) for around the same price as a cheap yet descent laptop that will have more potential.

Enter the Kindle Fire HD.

I will spare you the story on my process of how I ended up choosing a Fire HD and get right to what you all want to know: my thoughts and experience thus far with the product.

Picture: (10/10)
I will start with this since obviously that was the first thing i noticed. In a word, incredible. Now its not "eye popping" or anything out of this world, but i can honestly say it exceeded my expectations and i was (and continue to be) impressed by this piece of hardware's capabilities. I tested out just a few minutes of TV shows, trailers, videos, and films from Prime Instant Video, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Flixster, and Youtube (through the web browser since an app is currently unavailable) and everything looks as it should (and beautiful to boot)! Books come out crisp as well (both in text and picture) and the same goes for basic website visuals, apps, and games. Overall I am very impressed.

Sound: (10/10)
This is probably where i was most impressed. I have seen some of the reviews on here that are 3 stars or less putting down the audio or claiming they don't hear the big deal. Not to be a jerk or anything but i recommend those people check in at an ear clinic and have their hearing tested.
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5,930 of 6,187 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Value and Great Gadget November 24, 2012
Configuration:With Special Offers| Connectivity Technology:Wi-Fi + 4G LTE (AT&T)| Digital Storage Capacity:64|Verified Purchase
Originally published in November 2012, Updated January 19, 2013 after using this Fire for several months...

As there appears to be mixed reviews of the 8.9' Fires - ones with 4G access and those without - to clarify, this review is for the 8.9" tablet with the 4G connectivity option.

To get the iPad comparison out of the way, I put this tablet side-by-side to my iPad 2 I use for work. Downloads were slightly faster and the video screen resolution and the colors were more vibrant on the Fire vs. the iPad 2.

Screen Display / Video Playback:

With the larger HD screen, if playing video is important to you this is the version of the Fire to get as the screen display is fairly impressive with sharp and crisp colors. The display on this HD Fire was one heck of a lot better in terms of sharpness than last year's model and even this year's smaller HD model.

Amazon also added a cool feature on this one with the HDMI micro connection port. I have an HDMI micro plug and was able to hook this up to the big screen to watch an episode of the science fiction series Defying Gravity. It played back great smoothly with no problems.

Wi-Fi connectivity:

My standard test for trying out new gadgets is to see how fast they run side-by-side with a known piece of equipment doing the same test at the best place of Wi-Fi in my house and the worst place where it drags. In this comparison, I had this 8.9" version of the Fire sitting next to the "smaller" HD version of the Fire, my Motorola RAZR smartphone, my iPad 2 (yes, the Kindle guy uses an iPad for work), and the new 7" Fire all just using a Wi-Fi connection vs. cellular connectivity..
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not the Greatest Tablet, but a Good One November 16, 2012
I wasn't really in the market for another tablet, but my girlfriend ended up getting one for me so she got me on this one. I would like to say that this tablet reminds me of the first Motorola Droid smartphone that came out several years back. The phone jam packed a ton of bells & whistles into its hardware and software to give a lot of bang for your buck. This is what it feels like amazon has done with the Kindle Fire 8.9. They have put a lot of advanced hardware and innovative software, so for the average user, specially someone who absorbs a lot of media, you get a lot for the price. But just because you get a lot for the price, doesn't mean it is without its flaws. This is an updated version of my likes and dislikes, (my original analysis was a bit rushed, this is more detailed):

LIKES

Build Quality

I like the build of this product, it has good material design and durability. It feels nice in your hands and comfortable to hold with easy access to buttons. Since this is only 8.9" and not 10 or 11 inches, it is easier to grasp and hold in one hand with an overall good aesthetic look and feel to it.

Speakers

I have to say, the more I listen to it, the more I like the sound. The speakers are definitely a step up from the norm and probably one of its best features. They produce a full, rich, and very vibrant sound you can experience music and movies the way they were meant to be experienced. It is not a home theatre experience, but as close as one can get with a small device like this.

Screen

The display is very nice. I'm not sure if it compares with the clarity of Super Amoled or Retina screens, but it comes close.
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