Webopedia on Google+Webopedia on TwitterWebopedia on FacebookTech Bytes Blog
Main » TERM » K »

Kindle Fire HD

The Kindle Fire HD follows the company’s 2011 Kindle Fire tablet and is the latest addition to Amazon's Kindle line of portable e-book reader devices. The Kindle Fire HD became available in October 2012 and comes as either a 7-inch or 8.9-inch tablet computer designed to compete with similar devices like the NOOK Tablet HD, the Apple iPad and the Google Nexus 7.

The Kindle Fire HD runs on a customized version of Android 4.0 (“Ice Cream Sandwich”) and offers 1280x800 HD resolution for the 7” tablet, with the 8.9” version increasing the resolution to 1920x1200.  The Kindle Fire HD begins at $199 for the 16GB 7” version.

The Kindle Fire HD utilizes Amazon’s Silk browsing architecture for a faster browsing experience, and in addition to the vast collection of e-books available from Amazon, the Kindle Fire HD also includes access to Amazon's Appstore for thousands of apps as well as streaming movie and TV content.







TECH RESOURCES FROM OUR PARTNERS
DID YOU KNOW?
Taking Ownership through Digital Governance

Taking ownership of our own misjudgments or simple forgetfulness takes a healthy amount of humility and some honest self-assessment. Yet sometimes... Read More »

Have We Become a World of Addicts?

It's hard to imagine our lives without smartphones. But people who suffer separation anxiety when they don't have their phones nearby may be in... Read More »

13 Best Free Android Apps

From secure messaging to document editing, our top free must-have apps have been rated, reviewed and named the best free Android apps of 2015. Read More »

QUICK REFERENCE
29 Free Android Apps for Cash-Strapped Students

From wacky alarm clocks to lecture hall tools and after class entertainment, these Android apps are a good fit for a student's life and budget. Read More »

Network Fundamentals Study Guide

A network is a group of two or more computer systems or devices, linked together to share resources, exchange files and electronic communications.... Read More »

Computer Architecture Study Guide

This Webopedia  study guide describes the different parts of a computer system and their relations. Read More »