Stunning 1920x1200 HD display with rich color and deep contrast from any viewing angle * Exclusive Dolby audio and dual stereo speakers for crisp, booming sound without distortion * Ultra-fast Wi-Fi - dual-antenna, dual-band Wi-Fi for 40% faster downloads and streaming * Over 22 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, books, audiobooks, and popular apps and games The 8.9” screen on Kindle Fire HD features an incredible 1920x1200 HD display, and the highest resolution of any of our tablets. 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 exclusive Dolby Digital Plus audio includes technology to adjust volume, create virtual surround sound, and deliver easier-to-understand dialogue in movies and TV shows. Kindle Fire HD also has the fastest Wi-Fi on any tablet and ample storage for all your HD content.
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 ..
I wasn't really in the market for another tablet, but my girlfriend ended up getting one for me so she got me on this one. I would like to say that this tablet reminds me of the first Motorola Droid smartphone that came out several years back. The phone jam packed a ton of bells & whistles into its hardware and software to give a lot of bang for your buck. This is what it feels like amazon has done with the Kindle Fire 8.9. They have put a lot of advanced hardware and innovative software, so for the average..
Originally published in November 2012, Updated January 19, 2013 after using this Fire for several months...As there appears to be mixed reviews of the 8.9' Fires - ones with 4G access and those without - to clarify, this review is for the 8.9" tablet with the 4G connectivity option.To get the iPad comparison out of the way, I put this tablet side-by-side to my iPad 2 I use for work. Downloads were slightly faster and the video screen resolution and the colors were more vibrant on the Fire vs. the iPad 2.Sc..