Amazon Announces the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 inches

File-It-Under: High Def tablets!~

Right off the heels of its television debut last night,the Kindle Fire HD 7 inch was introduced today at a Los Angeles press event.This is by far the biggest Kindle tablet released by Amazon.So let's get down the business,what are the expected features in this 8.9 inch tablet,it features as mentioned a 8.9 inch display with 1920 x 1200 resolution,with a 254ppi display.On the camera side of things it includes a HD front-facing camera,it has a HDMI output and Bluetooth connectivity.It has a laminated touch screen sensor that'll provide better visions for the eyes with 25 % less glare.The hardware underneath goes as follows,it has a Texas Instrument OMAP 4470 processor,which Amazon claims can outperform the Tegra 3 processor.

 

Other features included in the Kindle Fire HD is stereo speakers which is a huge upgrade over the current Kindle Fires mono speakers,offered on the Kindle Fire HD on the networking front is various 4G LTE,there is also an improved WiFi networking that features an added dual-band 2.4GHz receiver with two antennas and MIMO radio technology.On the storage front,the WiFi only models will come in at 16GB and 32GB,while the 4G LTE versions will have 32GB and 64GB.

The Kindle HD as confirmed by Amazon will feature Ice Cream Sandwich as its operating system,along with that,Amazon will expand to the Whispersync technology which allows users to save all games and auidobooks to the "Cloud". Another new feature from Amazon is Immersion Reading,this gives the Kindle Fire HD specific e-reader feature that'll allow narrated professionally recorded sources.You can now read books and other media driven material while watching TV episodes or a movie.

The price point of the Kindle Fire HD will come at $299,for the 32GB models it will be priced at $369.For those who want the 4G LTE version,the price point will begin at $499 for the 32GB version and $599 for the 64GB version.You will have an option data plan that'll cost $49.99 a year with a monthly data cap of 250MB , 20GB of "cloud storage, and a $10 Appstore credit. Owners will also have the option to upgrade to 3GB and 5GB data plans.