Along with the Kindle Fire HD 7-inch, Amazon also brings the bigger-sized Kindle Fire HD 8.9 and Fire HD 8.9 4G. Both models have same features, except the latter adds 4G LTE connectivity with support for all 10 4G bands. Users can add Amazon’s 4G LTE data plan for high-speed mobile data connection. The 8.9-inch IPS display features a 1920×1080 Full HD resolution and a 254ppi pixel density, as well as 10-point multitouch.
The 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD is powered by an OMAP4 4470 dual-core 1.5GHz processor and Imagination SGX544 graphics engine to deliver smooth operation and lightning-fast HD graphics. Like the 7-inch model, the 8.9-inch models feature dual-band, dual-antenna WiFi connectivity for faster download speed, dual stereo speakers with Dolby Audio enhancement, and a front-facing camera for Skype video calling. There are also Bluetooth connectivity and micro HDMI output.
Same as the 7-inch Fire HD, the larger Fire HD runs a custom system based on Android 4.0 and includes several Amazon features such as X-Ray for Books/Movies/Textbooks, Whispersync for Voice/Games and Kindle FreeTime. The Amazon Slik browser is cloud accelerated for faster web browsing experience and the new Email and Calendar include support for Microsoft Exchange.
The WiFi-only Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ comes in 16GB ($299) and 32GB ($369) capacities while the WiFi+4G model will be available with 32GB ($499) and 64GB ($599) internal storage. Amazon will ship these 8.9-incn Kindle Fire HD tablets on 20 November 20. If you get the 4G-capable Kindle Fire HD, you may also add Amazon’s $49.99/oon year data plan with 250MB per month, 20GB of Amazon Cloud storage, and a $10 credit in the Amazon Appstore.