Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 (Previous Generation) - 16GB - Black
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8.9" 1920x1200 HD display
With polarizing filter and anti-glare technology for rich color and deep contrast from any viewing angle.
Android OS customized for Amazon
Instantly access your favorite apps via the Amazon App Store.
16GB storage (approx. 12.6GB for user content)
Provides space for storing books, magazines, TV shows, movies and music.
Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi
Featuring Multiple In/Multiple Out (MIMO) technology for increased capacity and reliability, faster downloads and streaming, and fewer dropped connections.
Exclusive Dolby audio
Dual-driver stereo speakers for immersive, virtual surround sound.
High-performance 1.5GHz dual-core processor
With Imagination PowerVR 3D graphics for fast and fluid performance.
X-Ray for Movies
Harness the power of IMDB to explore the characters in thousands of movies.
Free unlimited cloud storage
For all your Amazon content.
Front-facing video camera
For free high-definition video calls at home or abroad.
Access to popular entertainment
Millions of movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, books, audiobooks, and popular apps and games such as Facebook, Netflix, Pandora, Angry Birds and more.
For Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo! and more, as well as Exchange calendar, contacts and e-mail.
Coming soon. Free personalized tablet experience just for kids. Set daily screen limits, and give access to appropriate content for each child.
Special Offers and Sponsored Screensavers
Offers are displayed on the lock screen and lower left-hand corner of the home screen without interrupting use of device.
- Kindle Fire HD tablet (1st Generation)
- USB 2.0 cable
- Quick Start Guide
- Energy Star CompatibleNo
- Data Plan RequiredNo
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great product for reading and watching movies.Posted .
I purchased the original Kindle Fire on release day last year. It served me pretty well but was extremely glitchy. It would freeze, restart and stutter while playing games. For what it was, an entry level device, it wasn't bad. So when the Kindle Fire HD was released, I decided I might as well give it a go as well. So far the Kindle HD looks to be twice the machine the original was. I am going to keep this short and sweet and just create a pros and cons list for you guys. PROS: 1. Vibrant Screen 2. Much more responsive to the touch than the original Kindle ever was. 3. Games that stuttered on the original, play flawlessly on the HD. 4. The speakers are awesome, Loud, clear and crisp. No need for the Volume + app like on the original fire. 5. The device is slim, sleek and sexy. Really like the curves on the back and the styling. 6. Front facing camera works great for SKYPE. Quality was better than that on my SIII phone. 7. Wifi seems a bit faster, but not by much. Silk still isn't an optimal browser though. I have 65Mbps Download and 15Mbps Upload subscribed service. 8. Cloud sync worked like a charm, almost everything from my old fire is now on my new Fire HD. 9. The device feels sturdy and well built. CONS: 1. The "Customers Also Bought" on the bottom of the home screen is terrible. I can care less about what others bought. The advertisements on the Lock Screen are fine and understandable, they really don't bother me at all or with the function of the device. The CAB on the home screen take away from having your favorites immediately accessible and are extremely intrusive with no option to remove it. I would gladly keep the ads on the lock screen and pay 15 bucks to get rid of the CAB on the home screen. Enough on that. 2. One thing I have noticed is that sometimes when you unlock your device, the speakers will make a popping sound, sort of like a static or feedback. Hopefully this gets fixed. 3. Compared to the Original fire, there is a noticeable delay when clicking on apps or games. It seems more prevalent on certain apps but the same apps have no issue on the original Fire. More prevalent on the HD than on the original. 4. Magic books. For some odd reason, things I remove from the carousel magically reappear to irritate me constantly. I am a bit OCD and only want what I use to be on my carousel and nothing more. Hopefully this will be fixed as well. 5. Certain apps that were available on the Kindle Fire, are not available on the Kindle Fire HD. Accuweather for example is no longer a free app on the HD neither is ScreenDim. 6. I do not understand why we cannot use a different keyboard like Swiftkey. That would be a massive upgrade over the stock keyboard. NON ISSUES: 1. Flash Player- It isnt so hard to get this to be a flash device. First you need a browser that allows flash to operate. Download a browser like Dolphin 8.8.1 to begin with. Not only does Dolphin perform better than Silk, it is more intuitive as well. Next download Flash Player 11.1 for ICS, make sure its for ICS. Once both are sideloaded, install, and flash should be working. It works on mine. CHECK MY COMMENTS FOR A STEP BY STEP 2. Charger not included- Again, in this day and age, most cellphones and other electronic devices use a mini usb charger. Just use the same plug for the Fire HD. I use my old Fire charger just fine. 3. Carousel- While most agree customization of the carousel skins would of been a nice touch, it still isn't a deal breaker and I didn't buy it to stare at the carousel. I probably have over 20 hours on the Fire HD right now. From my memory that is all I can recall. Overall, this device seems like a great deal. It should be much stronger once a patch is released to fix some bugs, but what doesn't need a patch these days once a product is released. Overall great showing by Amazon. Good LuckI would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great for business or pleasurePosted .
I got this kindle as a gift from my husband. I had been looking at it for a while but decided it really was just something I wanted but not really needed so didn't buy it. Well when he got it for me on my birthday, I was thrilled and... I have re-evaluated my opinion that I didn't really need it.... I have decided that I did. :) That being said, here is my review. I really like how slim and light it is. It is very easy to carry around (I ride a motorcycle so everything has to fit in my little bag and I do not like to have a lot of weight on my back while riding) A few things I didn't like about it? No outfacing camera. you can only take self portraits. It is not really customizable. as in backgrounds etc. and there is no option to have more than one language to type with. This can be very inconvenient for bi+ lingual people as it is always trying to auto correct what you type. I know I can take that option off but it doesn't help much to do that either. I do love to read on it. The reader has a great many little perks that I didn't know about and am still discovering. Say I encounter a word I do not know the meaning to while reading, I just have to tap and hold and a definition will pop up without losing my reading place. That to me is awesome. It was not too hard to set up. I think the picture/video etc quality is good. and I think the sound quality is pretty good as well. (however, I am not in any means an expert in that) All in all. Awesome product. I am 100% happy with it and would definitely recommend it to others.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Another great KindlePosted .
Let me start out by saying that I seem addicted to purchasing the latest Kindles.. This is the 5th one I've owned. Yes I said 5. Each upgrade has been worth getting. However, I'm left a little dissapointed by this one... Not enough to wish I hadn't gotten it, but enough that I thought I should write a review. I can't find much reason to not give this a 5 star review, but a flaw no matter how small, is a flaw. First, the picture is great. We have several HD TVs and so when I last upgraded to the Kindle Fire HD I was happy enough with the picture. It was small, but I could watch for the most part a good movie. Now this one being bigger, and at first it doesn't seem like it is going to be much bigger (I mean you go from 7" to 8.9"-doesn't sound like much).. But this is definately bigger! The first thing I did was start up Pandora as I use my kindle for a clock/radio while I'm working with clients. I was very underwhelmed when I heard the sound. The speakers seem to me to be smaller that the 7" and are 1/2 as loud. I had the volume all the way up (and not in a case) and the sound was just not loud. On the 7" I can turn it to not quite 1/2 way and it is plenty loud enough. So to me that is the biggest downfall of the entire thing. The second thing I did was to try watching a movie to see if there would be some "fuzzy" areas like there was in the 7"... To my surprise, the picture was very HD and clear/crisp. I ended up watching an entire movie with headphones on so I could hear it well enough. So basically this is the Kindle for you if you want great picture quality and are okay with suffering a little on the sound (like I said, not bad, but not very loud--reminded me of the Kindle Fire I purchased before getting the first 7" HD one).. But if you are all about the sound, and don't mind a smaller screen, you'll be happier with the Kindle Fire HD 7" with an M-Edge cover that has cutouts for the speakers. Overall, another great upgrade (and hopefully there isn't another on the horizon too soon unless it has better speakers)!!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Love the Kindle Fire HD 8.9"!Posted .
I love it!! I am an original Kindle Fire owner and while I never thought I needed the HD much less the big one, I'll never be without it! It's lighter than my other one, many more options for book reading as far as font, background, etc. Plus there are soooo many free books and apps that even tho I havent discovered a flash player that will allow some facebook games to work, there are so many other things it can do that I don't miss it! Great product for the price, I have compared it to other tablets & the only difference that affects me? Facebook games, not enough for me to shell out the extra money for those. I can skype, take pictures, link into my google account, love the BlueTooth ability, best of all I always have my books & games without worrying about losing my page or carrying an extra bag for my "time passers" while waiting for doctor appts, hockey practice, etc!! I rarely read books before, but since buying my first Kindle Fire a little over a year ago, I have downloaded and read approximately 300 books (most of them free) - for some reason they read much faster and I don't get tired as fast reading from it. Another feature I love is that if you read from your computer or another device with a kindle app, when you pick up your Kindle, it will update you to the furthest read point! No figuring out where you left off on the other device!!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Awesome Tablet for All Around Use!!Posted .
For quite some time now, I have looking for the best tablet to get, especially since I would only be using it for traveling purposes. Originally, I was looking at the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, which all in all I think that is a great tablet, but when it comes to consumer electronics, I am very detail specific as to what I want in my product. With that being said, the first two tablets I was looking at were the Galaxy Tab and the Kindle Fire HD 7 inch tablet. Looking at these two products online, I thought for sure that the screen size would be adequate for my viewing needs, but boy when I got to the store and saw the product for myself, I quickly realized that a 7 inch tablet is a lot smaller than I imagined, and immediately caved..going for the bigger 8.9 inch tablet for quite a few reasons. I really don't have an issue with 720p resolution, but let's be honest...1080p resolution is a lot better. Also, I noticed that the processor was slightly faster and there were a couple other minor things that I preferred which lead to my final purchase decision. Again, I do only use this for traveling purposes, and I really love my Kindle Fire HD for that reason. I get everything out of it that I need to, and then some. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a tablet!! Especially if you're looking not to spend over $300.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
The only electronic device I need.Posted .
I had the original kindle and when I accidentally left it in the pocket of an airplane, I was devastated! I didn't even look at kindles for months. I looked at all the available "pads" on the market and when the 8.9 HD came out, I was ready to commit -- the only problem was it was outside of my budget. When it went on sale, I bought it and am absolutely amazed at the ease and convenience of using it. I also love that i can read my book on my iPhone and computer when my kindle is in another location. I love that I can multi-task, i.e., check email or go on the web for information, shop at the kindle store. It is the perfect gift for someone you love.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
pretty goodPosted .
I was wondering whether to buy this or the hdx. After reading some reviews, I decided to give this a try.I'm not a gamer and an most interested in reading and watching videos. My only negative is that downloading videos is not an option. Otherwise, the hd is fine. Took a long airplane trip, the music was a lifesaver.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Kindle 8.9 Fire HD Is Better Than ExpectedPosted .
I had read a lot of reviews on Amazon. And because many were negative, I didn't buy one of these until Best Buy offered a great discount. I'm glad I finally did. Everyone should get a Kindle HD. My experience has been great. Perhaps the negative reviews are by negative people, or some of the items have been duds. I don't know. My Kindle HD looks and sounds great for books, movies, audiobooks and apps. I basically use it for reading and watching content like Netflix. It's okay for surfing the web, but I isa a laptop for that most of the time. I also bought an hdmi cable to hook my Kindle Fire into my home theater projector (AV receiver actually) and it works great. You just need to have the Kindle fully charged. FYI - I have Kindle keyboard, three kids have a basic Kindle, one kid has an original Kindle Fire, my wife has a 1st gen iPad. I have a MacBook Air. So I've got off personal electronics to compare with. This Kindle Fire HD is well worth the money, especially if you have Amazon Prime, which everyone should along with Netflix.I would recommend this to a friend