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Kindle Fire HD

Kindle Fire 7" Tablet, Now in HD

7" HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8GB or 16GB
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15,838 customer reviews)

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Our most affordable Kindle Fire—now with a stunning HD display, faster processor, and longer battery life
  • Experience movies, TV, and games, and more on a stunning HD display (216 ppi / 1280x800)
  • Fast 1.5GHz dual-core processor—apps launch quickly, games and videos play smoothly
  • Create profiles and set time limits for children with Kindle FreeTime. Easy-to-use parental controls let everyone enjoy, worry-free
  • Ultra-fast web browsing over built-in Wi-Fi, plus updated e-mail and calendar support for Gmail, Outlook, and more
  • Instant access to over 100,000 apps and games in the Amazon Appstore, including a new paid app for free every day
  • In addition to Free Two-Day Shipping, Prime members can stream tens of thousands of Prime Instant Video titles at no additional cost, over half of which can be downloaded to the latest generation of Kindle Fire tablets. Learn more
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Stunning HD Display

Rich, HD video. Beautiful, vivid photos. Crisp, detailed text. Kindle Fire HD features a new 1280x800 high definition LCD display with over one million pixels that brings your content to life. We've ensured you have a great viewing experience at all angles through an innovative combination of IPS (in-plane switching) technology, an advanced polarizing filter, and anti-glare technology.

Faster Performance

Kindle Fire HD is over 60% faster than the previous generation Kindle Fire—a fast dual-core processor and an Imagination PowerVR 3D graphics core ensure games and video run smoothly.

Longer Battery Life

The Kindle Fire HD battery lasts longer than the previous generation Kindle Fire—up to 10 hours of reading, surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music.

Streamlined New Design

Kindle Fire HD features a smaller bezel, cleaner lines, and optimized button placements. This all-new, streamlined design helps Kindle Fire HD disappear in your hands, so you can get lost in your viewing.

Custom Dolby Audio

Kindle Fire HD uses the power of Dolby Digital Plus to create a world class audio experience. Dolby Digital Plus includes technology that adjusts volume, creates virtual surround sound, and delivers 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 (with or without headphones), such as watching a movie or listening to music.

Parents Love Kindle FreeTime

Kindle FreeTime is free on every new Kindle Fire, and allows parents to create a profile for each of their children and choose what books, apps, games, and videos they want to give their kids access to. They can also set daily limits for tablet use, or restrict certain categories—like games and video—while leaving unlimited time for reading. When kids use Kindle FreeTime, it's like they have their very own personalized tablet.

Light and Durable

Weighing just 12.2 ounces, Kindle Fire HD is lighter than ever, and comfortable to hold in one hand. It is also 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.

Kids Love Kindle FreeTime Unlimited

Kindle FreeTime Unlimited is the first-ever all-in-one subscription that brings together kid-friendly books, games, educational apps, movies and TV shows - all the types of content that kids and parents love. From just $2.99 per month, enjoy unlimited access to content from Disney, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street, PBS, and more. Learn more

All-New Fire OS "Mojito"

New Kindle Fire tablets are powered by the latest version of Fire OS—Fire OS 3.0 "Mojito", which starts with Android and adds cloud services, a content-forward user interface, built-in media libraries, productivity apps, and low-level platform enhancements to integrate Amazon's digital content and improve performance for Kindle Fire tablets. See key features

Easier Content Management

New 1-Tap Archive frees up space on your Kindle Fire by identifying items that have not been used recently and provides a 1-tap option to quickly move them to your cloud for later retrieval. Optimized Download ensures the performance of the app you are using isn't impacted by background download activity.

Faster Access to Apps and Info

Fire OS 3.0 includes an enhanced, content-first home screen that allows users to easily switch between viewing their recent content and apps in Carousel View or favorites in Grid View. The new Quick Switch feature uses a side swipe gesture to easily move between multiple apps or individual content items without navigating home. On tablets with Special Offers, new Kindle-exclusive, limited-time deals are available—they are similar to Lightning Deals that run on Amazon.com, but with even greater savings. Learn more

Accessibility Features

Blind and visually impaired customers can leverage new and improved accessibility tools such as Screen Reader, Explore by Touch, and Screen Magnifier. Screen Reader features IVONA's award-winning natural language text-to-speech voice. Learn more

Stay Connected

Ultra-Fast Silk Web Browser

Amazon Silk is a cloud-optimized web browser, exclusive to Kindle Fire. The latest version is faster and packed with new features. Reading View removes all unnecessary images and other website clutter for a clean, easy-to-read version of the site. A new left panel menu makes the browser easier to navigate. And Silk's redesigned content pages—Most Visited, Bookmarks, Trending Now, and others—make it easier to find and access web content.

All Your Personal E-Mail

The new e-mail app on Kindle Fire makes sending mail, viewing attachments, grouping conversations by subject, and syncing contacts simple. The app provides full support for the world's most popular e-mail providers—Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo!, AOL, and many more.

Facebook & Twitter

Kindle Fire tablets are fully integrated with Facebook and Twitter, making it easy to connect and share with friends and family. Sync Facebook photos, share quotes and passages straight from your book, and more.

YouTube

Enjoy your favorite YouTube videos—easily discover, bookmark, and view video content.

Enjoy and Share

Relive your most memorable moments in stunning HD. Our beautifully designed photo app makes it easy to view your albums or watch personal videos. And sharing your photos couldn't be easier—just tap on individual images to e-mail or to post to Facebook or Twitter.

Import and Edit

Kindle Fire makes it easy to keep favorite photos and personal videos close at hand. Download your albums from Facebook, or add photos and personal videos up to 20 minutes to Amazon Cloud Drive from your PC, Mac, or phone. Editing on your Kindle Fire is just as easy, simply select a photo to begin editing or select from many popular apps in the Amazon Appstore.

Be Entertained

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, ad-free access to over a million songs, reading a Kindle book a month for free, and Free Two-Day Shipping on millions of items. Learn more

Borrow great books for free

Read for free. With Prime, Fire tablet 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. Choose from over 500,000 titles, including all 7 Harry Potter books, and over 100 current and former New York Times best sellers.

Prime Music

Prime Music gives Prime members unlimited, ad-free access to over a million songs, hundreds of custom-built playlists, and personalized stations with unlimited skips. Load up your library with Prime Music. Find more music from your favorite artists, your favorite genres or let Amazon’s personalized recommendations introduce you to your next favorite band. Learn more

Prime Instant Video

Prime members enjoy unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of popular movies and TV shows such as World War Z, Under the Dome, Downton Abbey, Justified, SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, HBO shows like The Sopranos, The Wire, and Band of Brothers, plus Amazon exclusives like Alpha House, Creative Galaxy, Tumble Leaf, and many more at no additional cost. Learn more

Prime Instant Video downloads

Exclusive to Fire devices, Prime members can download over half of our collection of Prime Instant Video movies and TV shows. Watch downloaded videos anywhere—on a plane, on vacation, in the car, or wherever you don't have a wireless connection. Prime Instant Video is the only U.S. online video subscription streaming service that offers offline viewing, included at no additional cost.

Watch on the Big Screen

NEW—Fling movies and TV shows from your tablet to your big-screen TV using Second Screen. This turns your TV into the primary screen, freeing up your Kindle Fire to provide playback controls, a customized display for X-Ray, or simply be a place to email, browse the web, and more while you watch a movie. Second Screen is available for PlayStation 3 and Samsung TVs, and will be coming soon to PlayStation 4. Learn more

The Best HD Games

Kindle Fire is built for the best in gaming, with tilt, turn, and multi-touch controls. Enjoy best-selling HD games such as Angry Birds Star Wars II, Madden 14, Despicable Me: Minion Rush, and Where's My Mickey? XL.

Better Gaming 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 gives you instant access to the most popular free and best-selling apps to help you stay productive or be entertained, including titles like Netflix, HBO GO, Facebook, Hulu Plus, Pinterest, The Weather Channel, Evernote, and Mint.

Play More, Pay Less

Get a new paid app for free every day. Enjoy great discounts on popular games and apps. Plus, use Amazon Coins to purchase and save on apps, games, and in-app items. Learn more

The Best Movies & TV

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.

X-Ray for Movies & TV

IMPROVED—Kindle Fire 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 to other movies in which they star, learn the names of songs as they play, see trivia questions and answers, and explore character backstories.

Kindle Unlimited

NEW—With Kindle Unlimited, you can read as much as you want, choosing from over 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks. From mysteries and romance to sci-fi and more, freely explore new authors, books, and genres on any device for just $9.99 a month. Try Kindle Unlimited free for 30 days. Learn more

Lowest Book Prices

Shop the Kindle Store for millions of books, newspapers, and magazines. Over a million titles are priced at $4.99 or less. Over 1,700,000 titles are $9.99 or less.

Share with Friends on Goodreads

Find your next favorite book. Now the world's largest e-reading community can connect with the world's largest community of book lovers. Join over 20 million other readers and see what your friends are reading, share highlights, and rate the books you read with Goodreads on Kindle. Show me

Kindle MatchBook

For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases will soon allow you to buy the Kindle edition for $2.99, $1.99, $0.99, or free. Learn more

Read-to-Me

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

Textbooks for Less

College is expensive, but textbooks don't have to be. Save up to 80% when you rent and up to 50% when you buy Kindle eTextbooks.

Vibrant HD Magazines

Our new and improved interactive magazine experience allows you to start reading in just a few seconds with access to any back issue at any time on the cloud. Plus, all Kindle Magazines come with a 30-day free trial.

Exclusive Kindle Titles

Hundreds of thousands of Kindle exclusive titles that you won't be able to find anywhere else, including books by best-selling authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, Ian Fleming, Oliver Pötzsch, and Clive Barker.

Immersion Reading

With Immersion Reading, the Kindle Fire can synchronize Kindle text with companion Audible audiobooks with real-time highlighting to create a more immersive reading experience.

X-Ray for Books and Textbooks

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

Listen to Your Favorite Books

Audiobooks are great for your commute, while cooking, working out—all those times you can listen but can't read. Audible, an Amazon company, offers tens of thousands of titles, including best sellers, romances, thrillers and much more. Every book is read by a professional narrator, including leading Hollywood actors such as Jake Gyllenhaal (The Great Gatsby), Kate Winslet (Matilda), and Claire Danes (The Handmaid's Tale).

Choose to Listen or Read

With Whispersync for Voice you can switch seamlessly between reading your Kindle book and listening to the audiobook companion. Whispersync creates a virtual bookmark, so your Kindle picks up right where you left off listening. You don't have to do a thing; it's automatic. Learn more

Immersion Reading

With Immersion Reading, Kindle Fire tablets 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. Thousands of Kindle books and companion Audible audiobooks across a wide array of genres are available.

Huge Music Selection

With over 30 million songs from thousands of artists, Amazon's digital music store brings all your favorite music to your fingertips. Music you buy on the Kindle is saved to the cloud for free, and you can play or download it anytime.

Song Lyrics

NEW—Now you can see lyrics that display line by line while you listen to many of your favorite songs. You can also explore a more immersive artist experience with more photos, videos, and fun facts than ever before. Show me

Your Music in the Cloud

Music you buy from Amazon is instantly available on all your devices—buy on your Kindle Fire and listen right away with the Amazon Music app on your phone or your computer. Or, add your entire music collection to Amazon Music and start listening as soon as your Kindle Fire arrives. Just tap Music on the home screen of your Kindle Fire to manage your collection, play your music, or download it for offline playback.

Hands-Free Viewing

Whether you are browsing the web at home, enjoying a movie on the plane, or working while on the go, our ingenious Origami stand folds into landscape or portrait orientation so you can enjoy your content hands-free. The magnetized Origami panels keep your Kindle Fire securely upright for steady viewing.

We've Got You Covered

Thin, form-fitting, and durable, this case is perfect for taking Kindle Fire wherever you go. When you are finished enjoying your content, simply close the case to put your Kindle Fire to sleep and you are good to go. The integrated magnetic closure will ensure your case stays shut while in a backpack, purse, or briefcase.

Stay Productive

Your Work E-Mail and Docs

Kindle Fire tablets provide a robust Exchange email experience with ActiveSync, so you can check and reply to work e-mail on-the-go. View Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files.

Print from Your Tablet

NEW—Kindle Fire tablets support printing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, photos, and e-mails to your home or office's wireless printer.

Kindle at the Office

NEW—Bring your Kindle Fire to the office and get the most out of your tablet. You can connect to your corporate Wi-Fi network and get on your company's intranet, download files, submit expenses, and more. Take advantage of the Kindle Fire's rich selection of productivity and business apps.

Stay Connected

NEW—With Kindle Fire HD, you can now stay connected whether you're at the office or away using remote VPN. Access your company's network on-the-go and keep your corporate data secure with encryption. Learn more

Kindle Fire in the Classroom

Schools can centrally manage their Kindle devices and send eBooks, apps, and documents to groups of students with Whispercast for Kindle, a free online tool. Learn more

Student Engagement with Reading

Kindle excites students about reading. Students can look up definitions as they read to build their vocabulary, adjust font sizes to meet their needs, and no longer need to be discouraged by the size of a book, motivating even reluctant and struggling readers. Learn more

Save More, Carry Less

Save up to 80% when you rent and up to 50% when you buy Kindle eTextbooks. Just because you carry a heavy college course load doesn't mean you need to carry a heavy textbook load too. You can also study smarter with features like X-Ray for Textbooks and Notebook. Learn more

Share with Your Family

Perfect for Parents...

Kindle FreeTime is 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 new Kindle Fire.

...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."

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 tablet use, or restrict certain categories—like games and video—while leaving unlimited time for reading.

Kindle FreeTime Unlimited

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. From just $2.99 per month, enjoy unlimited access to content from Disney, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street, PBS, and more. Learn more

Enjoy Anywhere

Content on Hundreds of Devices

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 can also be enjoyed on Amazon apps for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, game consoles, TVs, and more.

Whispersync

Start streaming a movie on your Kindle Fire, pause, then resume watching the same scene on your TV. Whispersync remembers how much you've watched, read, listened, or played, so you can pick up right where you left off, no matter which device you are using.

Free Cloud Storage

With every Kindle Fire tablet, you get free, unlimited cloud storage for all your Amazon content, so you can rest easy knowing that you'll never lose the content you love.

Store Your Music

Import your entire music library to Amazon Music and play it wirelessly on your Kindle Fire—just tap "Music" on your homescreen 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.

Store Photos and More

Don't worry about losing your photos or not having access to your important files on the go. Amazon Cloud Drive makes storing your photos, videos, documents, and other digital files in the Cloud quick and easy. Get started with 5 GB of free storage, enough space to store up to 2,000 photos.

Cloud Collections

NEW—Organize your content library into Collections like "Favorite Books" and "Sports Apps" that are synchronized with your other Kindle devices and reading apps.

Technical Details
Display7" high definition touchscreen; 1280x800 resolution at 216 ppi, video playback up to 720p, with IPS (in-plane switching) technology, advanced polarizing filter, and anti-glare technology
Size7.5" x 5.0" x 0.42" (191 mm x 128 mm x 10.6 mm)
Weight12.2 ounces (345 grams)
Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process
CPU & RAM1.5GHz Dual-Core CPU, with 1GB of RAM
Storage8GB (4.8GB available to user) or 16GB (11.9GB available to user) of internal storage
Battery LifeUp to 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 6 hours using the micro-USB power adapter included in the box, or slightly longer with other micro-USB power adapters that you may already have
Wi-Fi ConnectivityDual-band, single-antenna 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 charge your device with the included power adapter
Audio3.5 mm stereo jack and integrated stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus 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, M4V, MP4, AAC LC/LTP, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, MKV, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, HTML5, CSS3, 3GP, VP8 (WEBM)
SensorsAccelerometer, gyroscope
Location ServicesLocation-based services via Wi-Fi
Additional FeaturesExternal volume controls, built-in Bluetooth with support for A2DP compatible stereo headphones and speakers (no microphone support)
Accessibility FeaturesScreen Reader, Explore by Touch, and Screen Magnifier, enabling access to the vast majority of Kindle Fire features. Screen Reader features IVONA's award-winning natural language text-to-speech voice. Also includes adjustable font sizes/color, and built-in Oxford dictionary. Learn more
System RequirementsKindle Fire HD is ready to use right out of the box—no setup, no software to install, no computer required to download content
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 7" HD tablet, USB 2.0 cable, 5W power adapter, and Quick Start Guide

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5,632 of 5,875 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent, inexpensive, entry-level tablet October 2, 2013
Configuration:With Special Offers|Digital Storage Capacity:8
This is the next-generation Kindle Fire HD but with an updated operating system and new features, a redesigned shell (with the power and volume control buttons more readily accessible) and the power adapter included rather than as a separate $19.99 accessory. And all of this at a great price. When you consider the formerly separate cost of the adapter, you'd have spent $80 more just a couple of months ago for almost the same tablet.

NOTE: This is the base model of the three models that Amazon is shipping this year: the Kindle Fire HD, the Kindle Fire HDX, and the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9". Despite what I wrote above, this model is not really the successor for the Kindle Fire HD; it's the successor for the Kindle Fire. The successor for last year's Kindle Fire HD is this year's Kindle Fire HDX. I think a lot of reviewers are missing that point because of Amazon's unfortunate naming conventions.

The Amazon tablets are primarily content consumption devices, best suited for connecting to the Amazon ecosystem, including videos, music, books, apps, and so on. With the free Prime trial subscription, you can check out the Prime Instant Video options and watch movies and shows at no charge until the Free Trial expires automatically. For videos, music, and books, the Amazon selection is at or near the top of the list; for apps, much less so. Roughly 90% of the top 100 apps are available on Amazon.com, as well as 100,000 others, but that's only a small fraction of what is available with Google or Apple.

It's not quite as bad as it sounds because, while the competition has ten times as many apps, most of those apps are, um ... how shall I put this ... less than stellar (look up Sturgeon's Law).
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The Amazon team saysOctober 11, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We're excited to see your encouraging comments regarding display and sound, and appreciate the thoughtful analysis you did of this device compared to the previous generation Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD. As you correctly point out, the new Kindle Fire HD is the successor to last year's entry level Kindle Fire, which does not include features such as camera, microphone, or HDMI port. You are also correct to point out that this device does not support Mayday, although there are still multiple ways to get help for free directly from your device.

We hope you enjoy the new features and services.

Thanks,
The Kindle Team
2,971 of 3,132 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A 4.5 star tablet (Updated) October 4, 2013
By MarkM
Configuration:With Special Offers| Digital Storage Capacity:8|Verified Purchase
First off, I would like to say this tablet is a great deal for just $139.99. I tried finding a tablet for under $100 that would just work properly, and to let you know, it's impossible. Secondly, I want to tell you how I decided to buy this tablet.

I first bought the 9 inch Dragon touch tablet for 78$ but to be blunt it sucked. It was so slow that the web browser would always freeze, even if I did a simple Google search. I did not want to take a chance with it anymore and returned it after 2 days of using it; then I decided to give the kindle fire HD a chance.

Exterior: The exterior is well built. No loose pieces, and the plastic is very firm. My previous cheap tablet had plastic that felt it was going to snap if you held it too hard. Of course the iPad mini has a glass screen and aluminum body, but it also starts at $329. There are 2 ports: a micro usb and a headphone jack to plug in your headphones. The nice thing is that the micro usb is universal and finding a plug is cheap and easy to find. Although, amazon does include a very nice and not cheaply made cable/ wall charger along with your kindle. The previous kindle did not include them and they are worth $20. The buttons for the volume and power are a nice touch. I would not be surprised if new generation tablets will include these style buttons.
Only down side is there is no port for an SD card so you can store more memory. It would be a nice feature but if you really need all that storage, go buy a computer.

Display: One word, amazing. Maybe I am pushing it, but the screen is so clear. I own an iPhone 5 and my eyes prefer my kindle. I love reading on this machine and for the price, amazon did a good job with this one.
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2,886 of 3,131 people found the following review helpful
Configuration:With Special Offers| Digital Storage Capacity:16|Verified Purchase
This new KFHD replaces last year's basic Kindle Fire. Although it has some cool new features, it lacks a camera, microphone, and HDMI port. For this reason, I'm glad I kept my 2012 model since it does have these 3 features!

Here are my initial impressions of the 2013 Kindle Fire HD: I like the placement of the on/off & volume buttons. Being on opposite sides makes it unlikely to hit the wrong one. I never cared for the carousel (this is what you see when you turn your Kindle on and it contains all the books & apps you have recently accessed), and now there's an option to have favorites showing on the home screen instead, and the apps/books can be rearranged to your liking. I was very surprised that web pages can no longer be placed in the favorites bar (which is now being called "home"). I don't know why Amazon removed this option, and we also are unable to have the last accessed web page appear in the carousel. But you can still bookmark your favorite web pages & YouTube videos for easy access.

When I play songs purchased from Amazon's MP 3 store the lyrics scroll down karaoke style. Nice feature, but it doesn't work on every song. This device has a cool new feature called "Quick Switch", which allows us, when reading or using an app, to bring up recently accessed items with a swipe instead of having to exit the book or app you were using and go back to the "home" screen to open up another one.

In terms of sound, I find it to be tinny and not as rich as it is on the original KFHD. But you can really improve the sound of music by wearing a good set of ear buds. Ironically, music sounds muffled unless you hold the device in landscape mode with your hands covering the speakers. Holding it this way projects the sound out to you.
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