Breakthrough Hardware Technology When it comes to HD displays, great resolution is just the start. Unlike other 7" tablets, Kindle Fire HD delivers rich color and deep contrast from every angle, with an advanced polarizing filter and custom anti‐glare technology. High Definition Touchscreen Display Rich, HD video. Beautiful, vivid photos. Crisp, detailed text. Kindle Fire HD features a new 1280x800 high definition LCD display that brings your content to life. Reduced Screen Glare Most tablet displays are made up of two pieces of glass ‐ an LCD on the bottom and a touch sensor on the top, separated by an air gap. With an air gap, light reflects off of every surface as it passes through from the front, creating multiple distracting reflections that reduce display contrast. Kindle Fire HD solves this air gap problem by laminating the touch sensor and the LCD together into a single layer of glass, creating a display thats easy to view, even in overhead light. Richer Colors at Wider Angles Like many tablets, Kindle Fire HD uses In‐ Plane Switching (IPS) to improve color reproduction. But displays that only use IPS still appear washed out at various angles, such as laid sideways when reading in bed, laid flat on a table, or held between you and a friend when sharing a movie. Kindle Fire HD addresses this issue by applying an advanced polarizing filter directly to the LCD panel. This results in a display that shows the same deep contrast and rich, detailed color when viewed at any angle.
Breakthrough Hardware Technology Low quality sound can ruin your HD entertainment experience. Thats why Kindle Fire HD features exclusive, custom Dolby audio, dual‐driver stereo speakers, and auto‐optimization software for clear, crisp, balanced audio. Exclusive Dolby Audio Kindle Fire HD uses the power of Dolby Digital Plus to create a world class audio experience, with or without headphones. Dolby Digital Plus includes technology used to adjust volume, create virtual surround sound, and deliver easier‐to‐understand dialogue in movies and TV shows. Kindle Fire HD is designed to automatically optimize the audio profile based on what youre doing, such as watching a movie, listening to music, or talking on Skype. It even optimizes the audio differently when you have headphones plugged in, so you can just sit back and enjoy. Dual‐Driver Stereo Speakers Big sound. Compact design. Kindle Fire HD features dual‐driver stereo speakers on both sides of the display for a wide sound‐field similar to that of a home stereo. And with this much power, we can push our speakers hard. The result ‐ deeper bass in your music, loud, rumbling movie soundtracks, and room‐filling stereo sound without distortion, even at higher volumes.
Breakthrough Hardware TechnologyWhen it comes to HD content, bandwidth is everything. Without it, you get video buffering, slow downloads, and dropped connections. Kindle Fire HD solves this issue by using state‐of‐the‐art dual‐band, dual‐antenna Wi‐Fi for over 40% faster speeds. Two Antennas, Better Bandwidth Kindle Fire HD is the first tablet to feature dual Wi‐Fi antennas and Multiple In/Multiple Out (MIMO) technology for powerful, HD‐ready Wi‐Fi. This allows reception or transmission over both antennas simultaneously to increase capacity and reliability. So youll enjoy fewer dropped connections, more than 40% faster media streaming, and be able to go further from your wireless hotspot than with other tablets. Dual Band Support Many Wi‐Fi devices, from other tablets to baby monitors, only operate in the 2.4 GHz band. The more of these devices that you and your neighbors have operating in the band, the slower your connection is. Kindle Fire HD is capable of automatically switching between the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi‐Fi frequencies, which will allow you to use this less congested 5 GHz band for better range and less interference.
Breakthrough Hardware Technology HD content requires more storage, strong processing power and plenty of battery life. Kindle Fire HD was designed specifically for HD movies and games, giving you lightning fast performance without compromising battery life or storage. Powerful HD Processor A rich HD display requires a powerful processor and optimized software to drive it. Kindle Fire HD uses a fast dual‐core processor with an Imagination PowerVR 3D graphics core, so even graphically‐intensive games run smoothly and render stunning scenery. We also tuned the graphics pipeline and touch‐handling software to eliminate delays between when you touch the screen and when the application responds. This means the home screen scrolls more smoothly, videos start playing faster, and games respond nearly instantaneously. Over 11 hours of Battery Life Kindle Fire HD is optimized to deliver high performance with low battery consumption, delivering over 11 hours of reading, surfing the web on Wi‐Fi, watching video, or listening to music. Plenty of Storage for HD Content For an HD device, 8 GB of storage is not enough. High definition content is substantially larger ‐ for example, on average, an SD movie is 500 MB, and an HD movie is 2 GB. Because of this, Kindle Fire HD offers more storage than most other 7" HD tablets, as well as free, unlimited cloud storage for your Amazon content.
Breakthrough Hardware Technology Kindle Owners Lending Library Read for free. With Prime, Kindle 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. The Kindle Owners Lending Library features over 180,000 titles, including all 7 books, and over 100 current and former best sellers. Prime Instant Video Prime members also enjoy unlimited, commercial‐free streaming of over 25,000 popular movies and TV episodes such as Iron Man2,Thor ,Rango ,The West Wing ,Glee ,SpongeBob SequarePants , and Parkd and Recreation. Free Month of Amazon Prime If you havent tried Amazon Prime in the past, well give you a free month. Experience what millions of members already enjoy: unlimited streaming of hit movies and TV episodes, reading a Kindle book a month for free, and Free Two‐Day Shipping on millions of items. We think its the best bargain in the history of shopping, and we hope you do too.
All the Content The Greatest HD Games Kindle Fire HD is built for the best in gaming, with full tilt, turn, and multi‐touch controls. Enjoy best‐selling HD games such as and , and exclusive Android titles like and . Up Your Game with GameCircle Earn achievements, compare scores with GameCircle and Facebook friends, or take on the world with global leaderboards. GameCircle titles with Whispersync automatically store your progress in the cloud, so youll never lose an unlocked level or saved game, even if you delete it from your device. Your Favorite Apps Kindle Fire HD gives you instant access to the most popular free and best‐selling apps, including titles like Netflix,HBO Go ,Facebook ,Hulu Plus ,Pinterest ,Skype ,The Weather Channel ,Zillow , and Magic Pinao.
All the Content Over 120,000 Titles and Counting 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. Unlimited Streaming with Prime In addition, Amazon Prime members enjoy unlimited, commercial‐free streaming of over 25,000 popular movies and TV episodes such as Iron Man2,Thor ,Rango ,The West Wing ,Glee ,SpongeBob SequarePants , and Parkd and Recreation.
All the Content Massive Book Selection Shop the Kindle Store for over 1.2 million of the most popular books, or explore millions of free, public domain books such as . Vibrant Magazines Enjoy over 400 magazines in brilliant HD, with beautifully detailed illustrations and glossy full‐color layouts. Tap the cover to go directly to an article, double tap an article for easier reading view, and bookmark your favorite articles for future reference. Magazines include favorites such as Vogue, National Geographic, Maxim , ESPN and Better Homes and Gardens. Lowest Book Prices Over 600,000 books are less than $4.99, over a million are less than $9.99 Read for Free with Prime Amazon Prime members can borrow over 180,000 titles for free with the Kindle Owners Lending Library, as frequently as a book a month, with no due dates. Exclusive Kindle Titles Over 180,000 Kindle exclusive titles from best‐selling authors including Kurt Vonnegut, Stephen Covey, Andy Borowitz and Karen McQuestion.
All the Content Huge Music Selection With over 20 million songs from thousands of artists, Amazons MP3 music store is home to one of the largest music libraries on earth. Music you buy from Amazon is saved to the cloud for free, and you can play or download it anytime. Your Music. Everywhere. Import the rest of your music library to Amazon Cloud Player and play it wirelessly on your Kindle Fire HD ‐ just tap Music on the Home screen 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.
All the Content Audiobooks by Audible Audible offers more than 100,000 titles written by best‐selling authors and performed by world‐class professional narrators. The collection includes Anne Hathaways performance of by L. Frank Baum, Samuel L. Jacksons performance of by Chester Himes, and Susan Sarandons performance of by Carson McCullers, as well as many others. Whispersync for Voice Now you dont have to put a good book down, even if youre cooking, running or commuting. With Whispersync for Voice, you can seamlessly switch between listening to the Audible audiobook and reading the companion Kindle book right where you left off. Experience Immersion Reading With Immersion Reading, Kindle Fire HD 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. Almost 15,000 Kindle books and 15,000 companion Audible audiobooks across a wide array of genres are available.
All the Content No Other Company Offers This Kind of Flexibility 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 HD can also be enjoyed on Amazon apps for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, game consoles, TVs and more.
Features X‐Ray for Movies Explore favorite characters and actors at a touch. Kindle Fire HD uses the power of IMDb to bring Amazons exclusive X‐Ray service to movies. Simply tap on any scene to instantly see which actors are currently on screen, jump straight to other movies in which they star, and more. X‐Ray for Books Tap on any page as you read to access X‐Ray, an easy way to uncover more from the books you love. Instantly find chapters and locations that mention ideas, characters, and important places, as well as background info, biographies, and more from Shelfari and Wikipedia. Experience Immersion Reading With Immersion Reading, the Kindle Fire HD 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. Almost 15,000 Kindle books and 15,000 companion Audible audiobooks across a wide array of genres are available.
Features Whispersync for Voice Now you dont have to put a good book down, even if youre cooking, running or commuting. With Whispersync for Voice, you can seamlessly switch between listening to the Audible audiobook and reading the companion Kindle book right where you left off. Whispersync for Movies Start streaming a movie on Kindle Fire HD, pause, then resume watching straight from the same scene on your TV. Whispersync remembers your last scene watched across all your apps and devices, so you can avoid the frustration of having to find your spot. Whispersync for Books Kindle Fire HD uses Amazons Whispersync technology to automatically sync your library, last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across all your devices. With Kindle reading apps available for phones, tablets, PCs, and Macs, you can keep the story going wherever you are. Whispersync for Games GameCircle titles with Whispersync automatically store your progress in the cloud, so youll never lose an unlocked level or saved game, even if you delete the game from your device.
Features Free Skype HD Video Calls Get face‐to‐face with friends, family and over 500 million Skype users around the world. Kindle Fire HD includes the Skype app pre‐ installed and features a front‐facing video camera for free high‐ definition video calls at home or abroad. All Your Personal Email The new email app on Kindle Fire HD makes sending mails, viewing attachments, and syncing contacts simple. With full support for the worlds most popular email providers ‐ including AOL, Exchange, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo!, and more ‐ its our easiest‐to‐use email ever. Deep Facebook Integration In addition to the free Facebook application found in the Amazon Appstore, Kindle Fire HD is fully integrated with Facebook, making it easy to connect, share, and play with friends and family. Sync favorite photos at a touch, share quotes and passages straight from your book, or instantly find friends playing your favorite GameCircle titles.
Features Enjoy and Share Relive your most memorable moments in stunning HD. Our new, beautifully designed photo app makes it easy to swipe through albums, or step in to full‐screen viewing. And sharing your photos couldnt be easier. Enjoy seeing your photos on your TV via HDMI, or tap on individual images to email them to anyone you like. Import and Edit Kindle Fire HD makes it easy to keep favorite photos close at hand. Download your albums from Facebook, or use the Amazon Cloud Drive desktop application to upload photos from your PC or Mac. Editing on your device is just as simple, with many popular photo editing apps available in the Amazon Appstore, such as , , and .
Features Perfect for Parents . Kindle FreeTime is a new service, 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 Kindle Fire HD. 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 Kindle Fire HD use, or restrict certain categories ‐ like games and video ‐ while leaving unlimited time for reading. ...And Perfect for Kids When kids use Kindle FreeTime, its 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." Built Tough Kindle Fire HD is 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.
Features Ultra‐Fast Web Kindle Fire HD offers a new version of Amazon Silk, our cloud‐ accelerated browser, which provides a better than 30% reduction in page load times over the previous version. Easy to Read There are multiple ways to enjoy your favorite web content. With a single touch, the user interface disappears to allow for full screen reading. Or, you can turn on Reading View to enjoy a clean, easy‐to‐read version of the site that removes all unnecessary images and other website clutter. Trends and Recommendations Looking for the latest news or the next big site? Trending Now alerts you to pages that have recently seen an unusually high level of traffic, which is generally a good indicator that the page or topic may be particularly noteworthy right now.
Features No Set‐up Required Kindle Fire HD arrives pre‐registered to your Amazon.com account so you can get started right away, including having immediate access to any previously purchased content you may have. Intuitive Interface Spin through recent content straight from your home screen. Pin favorites and access at a touch. Whether youre in the mood to watch, read, listen, or play, Kindle Fire HD gets you started quickly and easily. 1‐Click Shopping No switching between apps, no juggling passwords and profiles ‐ Kindle Fire HD is seamlessly integrated with Amazons content stores so you can shop new books, movies, games, and apps with a single tap. Discover More of What You Love Kindle Fire HD makes it easy to find content youll love by using Amazons powerful recommendation engine to compare your purchases and favorites with over 15 years of consumer purchase history and suggest content to you, right from your homescreen. Integrated Bluetooth Connectivity Kindle Fire HD features built‐in Bluetooth support, so you can connect to a variety of different wireless accessories such as stereo headphones, speakers, keyboards, and more. Share Your Screen with HDMI Out Share your favorite videos and photos on your TV or other display in rich high definition via the built‐in HDMI out port.
Features Connect to Your Corporate Email Read email and attachments, manage calendars, and sync contacts on the go. Kindle Fire HD features full support for Exchange‐based accounts making it easy to stay connected when you step away from the office. Carry and Read Your Documents Your weekend travel plans, the latest office report ‐ keep your essential information close at hand and backed up on the cloud. Email spreadsheets, PDFs, Word docs and more directly to your device or upload from your PC or Mac using Amazon Cloud Drive.
Features Accessories Perfect Design, Perfect Fit Engineered to perfectly fit your device. This Kindle cover includes a fusion of premium textured leather exterior with a subtle woven nylon interior to provide the lightest and thinnest form of protection. The integrated magnetic clasp ensures your cover will remain securely closed while in a backpack, purse, or briefcase. Auto Wake and Sleep The case automatically wakes your Kindle Fire HD upon opening and puts your device to sleep when closed, making it easy to dive right back into your content.
Technical Details Display 7" 10 point capacitive touch high definition color display; 1280x800 resolution, video playback at 720p, with IPS (in‐plane switching) technology, advanced polarizing filter, and anti‐glare technology Size 7.6" x 5.4" x 0.4" (193 mm x 137 mm x 10.3 mm) Weight 13.9 ounces (395 grams) System Requirements None. Kindle Fire HD is ready to use right out of the box ‐ no setup, no software to install, no computer required to download content Storage 16 GB internal memory (approximately 12.6 GB available for user content) or 32 GB internal memory (approximately 26.9 GB available for user content) Battery life Over 11 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 4 hours via the Kindle PowerFast charging accessory, or slightly longer with other micro‐USB power adapters that you may already have. Charges in approximately 13.5 hours from your computer via the included USB charging cable WiFi 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. Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP) support for streaming audio to compatible headphones and speakers. Built‐in microphone Content Formats Supported Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible Enhanced format (AAX), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, 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)