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A 1.5GHz dual-core processor for power and an Imagination SGX544 3D graphics core. It comes with a HD 8.9-inch display.

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It’s more affordable than the HDX version

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It has high-quality picture and sound

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It’s great for reading e-books

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It’s a good size – not too big or small

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It doesn’t have a rear-facing camera

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It has reduced screen resolution and a less powerful processor than the 8.9-inch HDX version

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The web browser is slow

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It’s not good for gaming

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.


The Kindle Fire HD 8.9” Tablet has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor for power and an Imagination SGX544 3D graphics core. It comes with a high-definition 8.9-inch display with reduced screen glare and a resolution of 1920 by 1200. This tablet has many features like a front-facing high-definition camera, speakers, web browsing and access to apps. 

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  • 8.9-inch display with rich color and deep contrast
  • Dolby audio
  • Popular apps
  • Fast web browsing 
  • Front-facing HD camera 
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  • Dual Wi-Fi antennas
  • Multiple In/Multiple Out (MIMO) technology 
  • Dual band support that switches between 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi frequencies
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HD Processor

  • TI OMAP4470 processor for fast performance
  • Imagination SGX544 3D graphics core 
  • Storage options of 16GB or more, plus free cloud storage 
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Additional Features

  • X-Ray gives more information on movies, TV, books and textbooks 
  • Audible audiobooks and Whispersync to switch from reading to listening 
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Stay In Touch

  • Free Skype HD video calls
  • Personal e-mail
  • Facebook integration
  • Take photos and share them
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Kindle FreeTime Unlimited

  • Allows parents to control a child's usage of the Kindle and gives children a customized experience
  • Access to games, movies, books, TV and educational apps
  • Unlimited access starts at $4.99 a month, or from $2.99 a month for Amazon Prime members
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Work on Kindle

  • Support for Exchange-based e-mail accounts 
  • Hold and read documents with cloud storage
  • Apps for work
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Technical Details

  • Display: 8.9" 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
  • System Requirements: Kindle 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
  • Storage: 16GB (12.7GB available to user) or 32GB (27.1GB available to user) of internal storage
  • Battery Life: Over 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 Time: Fully 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 Connectivity: Dual-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
  • Ports: USB 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
  • Audio: 3.5 mm stereo jack and integrated stereo speakers with exclusive Dolby audio engine
  • Content Formats Supported: Kindle (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)
  • Sensors: Ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope
  • Location Services: Location-based services via Wi-Fi
  • Additional Features: External volume controls, front-facing HD camera, built-in microphone, built-in Bluetooth with support for A2DP compatible stereo headphones, headsets, and speakers
  • Accessibility Features: Voice Guide, Explore by Touch, Text-to-Speech, adjustable font sizes and color, built-in dictionary. 
  • Warranty and Service: 1-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
  • Included in the Box: Kindle Fire HD 8.9" tablet, USB 2.0 cable, and Quick Start guide. Power adapter sold separately
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Compare Kindle Fire Tablets

  NEW - Kindle Fire HD NEW - Kindle Fire HDX NEW - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" Kindle Fire HD 8.9"
Price $139 $229 $379 $269
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 Optional Optional Optional
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 16GB 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 +
email, web, and phone
Email, web, and phone
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