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Initial post: Oct 31, 2012 7:08:08 PM PDT
B. Atchley says:
I can not find it on Amazon, does the Amazon Fire 2 have Gorilla glass? Just ordered two for the wife and myself and just curious. Thanks!

Posted on Oct 31, 2012 7:12:08 PM PDT
Fud53 says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 31, 2012 7:13:42 PM PDT
Fud, no need to be rude.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 31, 2012 7:15:59 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Just ignore Fud53 like most people on here.

Posted on Oct 31, 2012 7:18:59 PM PDT
Old Rocker says:
I've never seen it stated that the Fire HD has Gorilla Glass, only that it's glass panel is made by Corning. Corning makes Gorilla Glass, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the glass panel is indeed Gorilla Glass.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 31, 2012 7:30:03 PM PDT
The original Kindle Fire said explicitly that it used Gorilla glass. I suspect that it is still because most quality devices now use Gorilla glass exclusively. It has become sort of standard. Apple, for example, uses it but has never identified it.

Posted on Oct 31, 2012 7:44:50 PM PDT
B. Marks says:
I just did some googling and a number of reviews of the Fire HD mention that it has gorilla glass. I don't think that's definitive, though.

Corning maintains a list on their site of devices that use gorilla glass. I wasn't able to load their site tonight for some reason, but that's a good place to look.


In reply to an earlier post on Oct 31, 2012 8:10:32 PM PDT
Old Rocker says:
wikipedia lists the original fire on the gorilla glass page, but not the HD. Again, not definitive.

Posted on Oct 31, 2012 9:02:38 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Doesn't really matter. The tablet I have doesn't have it but I have never had any problems with scratches or anything.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 31, 2012 9:06:58 PM PDT
Old Rocker says:
yeah, I don't know how much difference it makes beyond marketing speak.

Posted on Nov 10, 2012 5:05:00 PM PST
Here's consumer reports specs:
* 1.2 GHz 2-core processor
* Screen resolution 1280 x 800, high for its size
* Battery life longer than most
* Very good display quality
* Screen coating reduces fingerprints and makes cleaning easier.
* Screen uses high-durability "Gorilla glass"
* Long cord makes tablet easier to use while charging
* Photos can fill entire screen height
* At $210, relatively inexpensive

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 19, 2013 1:38:17 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 19, 2013 1:40:19 PM PST
Just spoke with a Kindle supervisor, the new Fire HD 7" does NOT have Gorilla glass :-(

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 4:34:10 PM PDT
Gil says:
I was just told that the kindle fire HD screen IS made of Gorilla Glass by a Kindle specialist in their customer service department.

Posted on Jul 13, 2013 11:38:04 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 13, 2013 11:41:35 AM PDT
Kindle fire HD is not gorilla glass
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