Kindle Fire HD 8.9″, 8.9″ HD display, 16 GB or 32 GB, Wi-Fi or Optional 4G LTE Wireless (Previous Generation – 2nd)

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Amazon Price: $269.00 (as of September 26, 2017 2:06 am – Details). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

The 8.9" screen on Kindle Fire HD features an incredible 1920×1200 HD display. But a truly advanced HD experience doesn’t stop with just a high resolution screen. Kindle Fire HD delivers rich color and deep contrast from every angle with an advanced polarizing filter and custom anti-glare technology. Our custom Dolby Digital Plus audio includes technology to adjust volume, create virtual surround sound, and deliver easier-to-understand dialogue in movies and TV shows.

Technical Details

  • Display: 8.9" 10 point capacitive touch high definition color display; 1920×1200 resolution at 254 ppi, video playback up to 1080p, with IPS (in-plane switching) technology, advanced polarizing filter, and anti-glare technology
  • Size: 9.4" x 6.4" x 0.35" (240 mm x 164 mm x 8.8 mm)
  • Weight: 20 ounces (567 grams)
  • System Requirements: Kindle Fire HD 8.9" is ready to use right out of the box – no setup, no software to install, no computer required to download content
  • Storage: 16GB (12.7GB available to user) or 32GB (27.1GB available to user) of internal storage
  • Battery Life: Over 10 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 5 hours via the Kindle PowerFast charging accessory, or slightly longer with other micro-USB power adapters that you may already have. Charges in under 14 hours from your computer via the included USB charging cable
  • Wi-Fi 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
  • Content Formats Supported: Kindle (AZW), KF8, TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible Enhanced format (AAX), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), 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)
  • Sensors: Ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope
  • Location Services: Location-based services via Wi-Fi
  • Additional Features: External volume controls, front-facing HD camera, built-in microphone, built-in Bluetooth with support for A2DP compatible stereo headphones, headsets, and speakers
  • Accessibility Features: Voice Guide, Explore by Touch, Text-to-Speech, adjustable font sizes and color, built-in dictionary. Learn more
  • Warranty and Service: 1-year Limited Warranty and service included. Optional 2-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Kindle is subject to the terms found here
  • Included in the Box: Kindle Fire HD 8.9" tablet, USB 2.0 cable, and Quick Start Guide. Power adapter sold separately

Customer Reviews

My Thoughts (Typed Using The Kindle Fire HD 8.9)

13,820 people found this helpful.
 on November 22, 2012
By Rick Mallory Jr.
Let me start out by saying that I am new to the tablet world and have had no experience using any tablets prior to this purchase. That being said, I spent a great deal of time fishing around through reviews and specs of what seemed like countless tablets for months. The obvious cliche conclusion led to all fingers pointing at some variation of an iPad, yet for me, I do not see much sense in purchasing a tablet (regardless of brand) for around the same price as a cheap yet descent laptop that will have more potential.

Excellent Value and Great Gadget

6,331 people found this helpful.
 on November 24, 2012
By Michael Gallagher
Originally published in November 2012, Updated January 19, 2013 after using this Fire for several months…

Good Value Given All the Features & Options

1,731 people found this helpful.
 on November 16, 2012
By Dean Pritchett
My wife purchased the new Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ for me and have to say it is definitely one of the more nifty devices, with lots of cool features and options. Before I talk about them, I’d like to say that I enjoy tech gadgets and I usually get my hands on the latest and greatest ones. Although, I don’t buy everything that comes out, I do play around and keep myself up-to-date with what is out there. Also, I don’t hook myself into a particular manufacturer. If a product is good, I will purchase, use, and tell people about it. If something better comes out, then I move on. This review will cover the Kindle HD as well as my experiences with other devices.

I LOVE the Kindle Fire 8.9": A Detailed Review

407 people found this helpful.
 on November 16, 2012
By J. Friedman
As I did with my review of the 7″ version of this device, I had the chance to check out my friend’s advanced copy of the 8.9″ version as well. My conclusion? Simple: I LOVE this device. GO OUT AND BUY IT NOW!!!! You will not be disappointed!!!

Solid, First-Rate Performance, and an Excellent Value

34 people found this helpful.
 on December 23, 2012
By John Williamson
I’m writing this review on my new Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ right now, stylus in hand, testing things out, making sure that things all work as they should. Had thought about writing the entire review with this device, but the more I get into it, don’t think that I can do it justice this way, so I’ll just make my notes here as I go, then save them to the Amazon Cloud.

eBOOK with the mind of a Tablet PC

25 people found this helpful.
 on February 4, 2013
By Manuel
It’s heavier than I thought it’d be, but no more than most current best selling books.

Amazingly adaptable and easy to use

19 people found this helpful.
 on December 21, 2012
By Bill Hansen
This was originally written for another forum, in response to a person who worried that the Kindle would be too difficult to use, and too strictly limited to the Kindle environment. As a much older person and a technophobe, I worried about those things too – but the Kindle Fire and its siblings are far easier to use, for more powerful and flexible, than I had imagined. Users are not limited to Amazon content at all.
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