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.
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