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Amazon 16GB Kindle Fire HD 8.9" Tablet - B008GW0JC8

Abt Model: B008GW0JC8 | UPC Code: 848719005820
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1920x1200 HD Display With Polarizing Filter And Anti-Glare Technology/ Exclusive Dolby Audio And Dual Stereo Speakers/ 1.5Ghz Dual-Core Processor/ Imagination PowerVR 3D Graphics Core/ Dual-Band And Dual-Antenna Wi-Fi/ Front-Facing HD Camera/ Free Unlimited Cloud Storage/ Whispersync For Games, Books And Movies/ Black Finish
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Amazon 16GB Kindle Fire HD 8.9" Tablet, Model B008GW0JC8

When it comes to HD displays, great resolution is just the start. Unlike other 7" tablets, Kindle Fire HD delivers rich color and deep contrast from every angle, with an advanced polarizing filter and custom anti-glare technology.

Key Features:

  • 1920x1200 HD display with polarizing filter and anti-glare technology for rich color and deep contrast from any viewing angle
  • Exclusive Dolby audio and dual stereo speakers for crisp, booming sound without distortion
  • High performance 1.5Ghz dual-core processor with Imagination PowerVR 3D graphics core for fast and fluid performance
  • Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi for 40% faster downloads and streaming
  • Over 22 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, books, audiobooks, and popular apps and games such as Facebook,NetflixTwitterHBO GOPandora, and Angry Birds Space
  • Integrated support for Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo! and more, as well as Exchange calendar, contacts, and email
  • Front-facing HD camera for taking photos or making video calls using Skype, Facebook, and other apps
  • Free unlimited cloud storage for all your Amazon content
  • Kindle FreeTime - a free, personalized tablet experience just for kids on the Kindle Fire HD. Set daily screen limits, and give access to appropriate content for each child
  • Coming soon to Kindle Fire HD 8.9": Kindle FreeTime Unlimited - just for kids. Unlimited access to books, games, apps, movies and TV shows.

Features:

X-Ray for Movies
Explore favorite characters and actors at a touch. Kindle Fire HD uses the power of IMDb to bring Amazon's exclusive X-Ray service to movies. Simply tap on any scene to instantly see which actors are currently on screen, jump straight to other movies in which they star, and more.

X-Ray for Books
Tap on any page as you read to access X-Ray, an easy way to uncover more from the books you love. Instantly find chapters and locations that mention ideas, characters, and important places, as well as background info, biographies, and more from Shelfari and Wikipedia.

X-Ray for Textbooks
We know there are things you'd rather be doing than studying, so we've created X-Ray for Textbooks to help you learn more while studying less. Want more information about a topic? With a single tap, you can find all related pages in the textbook as well as have instant access to the glossary and related content on sites like Wikipedia and YouTube.

Experience Immersion Reading
With Immersion Reading, the Kindle Fire HD can now synchronize Kindle text with companion Audible audiobooks with real-time highlighting to create a more immersive reading experience, as well as deepen learning and comprehension. Almost 15,000 Kindle books and 15,000 companion Audible audiobooks across a wide array of genres are available.

Whispersync for Voice
Now you don't have to put a good book down, even if you're cooking, running or commuting. With Whispersync for Voice, you can seamlessly switch between listening to the Audible audiobook and reading the companion Kindle book right where you left off.

Whispersync for Movies
Start streaming a movie on Kindle Fire HD, pause, then resume watching straight from the same scene on your TV. Whispersync remembers your last scene watched across all your apps and devices, so you can avoid the frustration of having to find your spot.

Whispersync for Books
Kindle Fire HD uses Amazon's Whispersync technology to automatically sync your library, last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across all your devices. With Kindle reading apps available for phones, tablets, PCs, and Macs, you can keep the story going wherever you are.

Whispersync for Games
GameCircle titles with Whispersync automatically store your progress in the cloud, so you'll never lose an unlocked level or saved game, even if you delete the game from your device.

Free Skype HD Video Calls
Get face-to-face with friends, family, and over 250 million Skype users around the world. Kindle Fire HD includes the Skype app pre-installed and features a front-facing video camera for free high-definition video calls at home or abroad.

All Your Personal Email
The new email app on Kindle Fire HD makes sending mail, viewing attachments, and syncing contacts simple. With full support for the world's most popular email providers - including AOL, Exchange, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo!, and more - it's our easiest-to-use email ever.

Deep Facebook Integration
In addition to the free Facebook application found in the Amazon Appstore, Kindle Fire HD is fully integrated with Facebook, making it easy to connect, share, and play with friends and family. Sync favorite photos at a touch, share quotes and passages straight from your book, or instantly find friends playing your favorite GameCircle titles.

Take and Share Photos
The front-facing HD camera on the Kindle Fire HD can be used to take pictures using any of the camera applications available in the Amazon Appstore such as Camera Fun Pro, PicSay Pro, and PicShop Lite, as well as to video chat with the Skype app. In addition, you can use the Facebook application to take and share photos with your friends.

Enjoy and Share
Relive your most memorable moments in stunning HD. Our new, beautifully designed photo app makes it easy to swipe through albums, or step in to full-screen viewing. And sharing your photos couldn't be easier. Enjoy seeing your photos on your TV via HDMI, or tap on individual images to email them to anyone you like.

Import and Edit
Kindle Fire HD makes it easy to keep favorite photos close at hand. Download your albums from Facebook, or use the Amazon Cloud Drive desktop application to upload photos from your PC or Mac. Editing on your device is just as simple, with many popular photo editing apps available in the Amazon Appstore, such as PicSay Pro,PicShop, and Adobe Photoshop Touch.

Perfect for Parents
Kindle FreeTime is a new service, built from the ground up to help give parents peace of mind when it comes to tablet use. Parents can create a profile for each of their children and choose what books, apps, games and videos they want to give their kids access to. Kindle FreeTime is free on every Kindle Fire HD.

Set Screen Limits
Many parents choose to limit their kids' screen time, but doing so without the proper tools is difficult. With Kindle FreeTime, parents can set daily limits for Kindle Fire HD use, or restrict certain categories - like games and video - while leaving unlimited time for reading.

...And Perfect for Kids
When kids use Kindle FreeTime, it's like they have their very own, personalized tablet. The background color and fonts change to a kid-friendly design. They only see the titles that they have access to see. The home screen carousel shows their recently viewed titles. And, they can even navigate visually to content based on characters or topics - for example "Cinderella," "Dinosaurs," or "Puppies."

Built Tough
Kindle Fire HD is designed to stand up to accidental bumps and scrapes. Our state-of-the art display is 20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic, so you can let your child play, without worry.

Ultra-Fast Web
Kindle Fire HD offers a new version of Amazon Silk, our cloud-accelerated browser, which has faster page load times than the previous version.

Easy to Read
There are multiple ways to enjoy your favorite web content. With a single touch, the user interface disappears to allow for full screen reading. Or, you can turn on Reading View to enjoy a clean, easy-to-read version of the site that removes all unnecessary images and other website clutter.

Trends and Recommendations
Looking for the latest news or the next big site? Trending Now alerts you to pages that have recently seen an unusually high level of traffic, which is generally a good indicator that the page or topic may be particularly noteworthy right now.

No Set-up Required
Kindle Fire HD arrives pre-registered to your Amazon.com account so you can get started right away, including having immediate access to any previously purchased content you may have.

Intuitive Interface
Spin through recent content straight from your home screen. Pin favorites and access at a touch. Whether you're in the mood to watch, read, listen, or play, Kindle Fire HD gets you started quickly and easily.

1-Click Shopping
No switching between apps, no juggling passwords and profiles - Kindle Fire HD is seamlessly integrated with Amazon's content stores so you can shop new books, movies, games, and apps with a single tap.

Read-to-Me
With Text-to-Speech, Kindle Fire can read English-language content out loud to you, when available from the publisher.

Discover More of What You Love
Kindle Fire HD makes it easy to find content you'll love by using Amazon's powerful recommendation engine to compare your purchases and favorites with over 15 years of consumer purchase history and suggest content to you, right from your homescreen.

Integrated Bluetooth Connectivity
Kindle Fire HD features built-in Bluetooth support, so you can connect to a variety of different wireless accessories such as stereo headphones, speakers, keyboards, and more.

Share Your Screen with HDMI Out
Share your favorite videos and photos on your TV or other display in rich high definition via the built-in HDMI out port.

Connect to Your Corporate Email
Read email and attachments, manage calendars, and sync contacts on the go. Kindle Fire HD features full support for Exchange-based accounts making it easy to stay connected when you step away from the office.

Carry and Read Your Documents
Your weekend travel plans, the latest office report - keep your essential information close at hand and backed up on the cloud. Email spreadsheets, PDFs, Word docs and more directly to your device or upload from your PC or Mac using Amazon Cloud Drive.

Whispercast for Kindle
ntroducing Whispercast, Amazon's free online tool that helps your school or business manage a deployment of Kindle devices and wirelessly distribute content. Centrally manage your Kindle devices and send eBooks and documents to your students, employees, or customers with ease.

Kindle at School
Kindle excites students about reading. The same great features that help you lose yourself in a book on Kindle translate seamlessly to the classroom, helping students learn to read or study more effectively.

Kindle at Work
Take advantage of email, calendar, and apps from the Amazon Appstore for Android to stay connected away from the office.

Display
8.9" 10 point capacitive touch high definition color display; 1920x1200 resolution at 254 ppi, video playback up to 1080p, with IPS (in-plane switching) technology, advanced polarizing filter, and anti-glare technology

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
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
External volume controls, front-facing HD camera, built-in microphone, built-in Bluetooth with support for A2DP compatible stereo headphones, headsets, and speakers

Accessibility
Voice Guide, Explore by Touch, Text-to-Speech, adjustable font sizes and color, built-in dictionary.

Specifications:

  • Screen Size 8.9"
  • Display Technology HD LCD
  • Resolution / Pixel Density 1920 x 1200, up to 1080p HD
  • Audio Dolby Audio, dual stereo speakers
  • Connectivity Dual-band,dual-antenna Wi-Fi
  • Storage 16GB
  • Processor Dual-core 1.5GHz OMAP4470
  • Battery Life 10 hours continuous use
  • Web Cloud-accelerated browsing using Amazon Silk
  • Interface 10-point multi-touch

In the Box:

  • Kindle Fire HD 8.9" tablet
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • Quick Start Guide
    Power adapter sold separately*

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 9.45"
  • Width: 6.5"
  • Depth: 0.35"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 20 oz
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturers Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Limited
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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Operating PlatformAndroid
Screen Size (inches)8.9
Memory Size16GB
Wireless CapabilitiesWiFi Only
  

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4.0

Nice size

By GeorgeK

from Glenview, IL

About Me Frequent Traveler, Practical

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Compact Design
  • Easy To Read
  • Good Screen Quality
  • Long Battery Life

Cons

  • Some Compatibility Issues

Best Uses

  • Commutting
  • Entertainment
  • Everyday 
  • Multimedia
  • Travel

Nice size, very good screen, fast easy to use. Compatibility issues with main stream software, ie: adobe

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  • Yes

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Amazon 16GB Kindle Fire HD 8.9" Tablet

Amazon 16GB Kindle Fire HD 8.9" Tablet

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