With all the excitement going on around here these past few weeks, its been fairly easy to forget about Amazon and their little “almost” android tablet that could. Determined to make sure you don’t, Amazon returns with a new flavor of the Kindle Fire dubbed the “HD” and a smaller sibling to match.
The Fire HD is pushing a slightly larger than previous 8.9 inch display and its sister, a familiar 7 inches. As for specs, it can hold its own for sure:
- 8.9″ HD LCD display
- 1920×1200 120o, 1080p HD (compare to 7″ Kindle Fire HD: 1280×800, 720p HD)
- Dolby Audio dual stereo speakers
- Dual-band (2.4 and 5.0 GHz), dual-antenna Wi-Fi.
- 4G LTE option (with a $49.99 data plan option)
- 16, 32, 64 GB variations (Wi-Fi only: 16 and 32 GB; 4G LTE: 32 and 64 GB) + cloud storage
- 20 oz.
- Dual-core 1.5 GHz OMAP4470 processor
Certainly nothing to cry about. That is, until you relize these are still Amazon’s echo system devices. These things still do not have access to the regular play store. If that was a problem for you before, it will be a problem now. If you’ve totally in bed with Amazon and what they offer as a whole, then you might want to add this to your cart as soon as possiable.
The Larger Fire HD will touch down november 20th and will run from $300 to $500 depending on the storage. The 7 incher will start at an impressive $200, no dout laser locking on the Nexus 7 all the way!
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