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does kindle fire have camera and microphone as opposed to the new fire hd which has neither? i have searched tons of websites and they all say different.

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Initial post: Jan 17, 2014 12:43:52 PM PST
danielamarie says:
All i want to know is if the kindle fire 2nd gen has a microphone and camera. I want my son to be able to play on apps that require you to talk but as far as i can see the new fire hd does not have a microphone so i an considering just buying a refurbished 2nd gen fire but i want to make sure that it actually has a microphone. Everything i have read on multiple sites only confuses the matter because some say it does and others say no. I can't seem to find out even on Amazons product descriptions. If anyone can definitively tell me if the 2nd gen has a Mic for voice commands and such i would greatly appreciate it.

Posted on Jan 17, 2014 12:59:12 PM PST

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2014 1:07:21 PM PST
Regulator says:
If you can Skype on them then they have a mic. I have a kindle fire 8.9 and it has a camera and mic

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2014 2:07:27 PM PST
New Girl says:
Neither the 1st or 2nd Generation Kindle Fire has a mic or camera. The 1st Generation 7" Kindle Fire HD has a camera, the 2nd generation 7" HD does not.

Posted on Jan 17, 2014 3:36:54 PM PST
Retired EE says:
Of course both HDX Fires have front cameras and Microphones making them Skype compatible. The HDX 8.9 also has a rear camera and is the only Fire model that does. The generation references are confusing. This Amazon site calls the 1st Fire 1st gen, the 2nd non-HD Fire 2nd gen, the 1st 2012 Fire HD 2nd gen and the 2013 2nd HD and HDX Fires 3rd Gen. The Gen reference is that of OS, 1st gen-Gingerbread 2.3, 2nd gen-ICS 4.0 and 3rd gen-Jellybean 4.2.

Posted on Feb 22, 2014 3:09:22 PM PST
K. Benicek says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2014 4:41:07 PM PST
K. Benicek: Why complain to us? Have you told Amazon?

If you want to be certain that someone from Amazon hears your feedback, please send an email to or if you have a Fire - we are mainly Kindle owners here, not from Amazon.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2014 5:04:32 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 22, 2014 5:04:57 PM PST
The Artist says:
Amazon specifically made a cheaper version of the Fire so that people could buy less expensive devices for their children (and for some people who don't need bells and whistles). Just because it doesn't work for YOU, doesn't mean it's junk.

I know, it's hard when you realize that the world doesn't revolve around you. Have a cookie.

Edited for typo.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2014 8:41:25 PM PST
CBRetriever says:
Plus they reduced the price considerably which is really cheap of them to do

Posted on Feb 22, 2014 11:24:37 PM PST
C. S. Jones says:
Plus plus the version of android if Jelly Bean. It is NOT running Honeycomb.
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