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Kindle Fire HD!

Updated on September 12, 2014

Learn All About the Kindle Fire HD

The release of the new Kindle Fire 2, better known as the Kindle Fire HD, is creating quite a stir with its impressive capabilities! Whether you are looking for a great ereader, the best tablet or looking for the perfect gift, Kindle Fire HD is it! It's perfect for kids, adults, college students, readers, gamers and nearly all walks of life.

This incredible tablet comes in three versions, the Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HD 8.9, and the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 4G LTE Wireless. It is an upgraded version of the original Kindle Fire and features a 7" or 8.9" inch, HD screen, faster Wi-Fi and the option 4G LTE Wireless.

Below you will find everything you need to know including the Kindle Fire HD specs, capabilities, accessories, where to buy one, and much more.

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Plenty of Storage for More Apps!

The Kindle Fire HD Comes with Up to 64 GB of Storage

The makers of the Kindle Fire HD were well aware that 8GB is not sufficient for any HD device. With that said, they packed in a powerful storage facility with optional packages. The Kindle Fire HD 7" and 8.9" are available with your choice of 16GB or 32GB, while the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 4G LTE Wireless comes with either a 32GB or 64GB hard drive.

On top of internal storage, Amazon also allows you to store content purchased directly from Amazon to their servers via Amazon Cloud. This frees up storage on your device allowing for more apps, games, movies, videos, and more, along with faster processing times.

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Incredible Wi-Fi Speed! - Fastest Wi-Fi Download Speed of Any Tablet, Ever!

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Talk about incredible speed- the Kindle Fire HD has the fastest Wi-Fi download speed of any tablet, ever! Thanks to dual Wi-Fi antennas, dual bandwidth, and MIMO technology, the Kindle Fire HD can download movies, games and other applications at 31 MBPS. That's 41% faster than the iPad 3, which downloads on a single antenna at 22 MBPS, and 54% faster than the Google tablet with only 20 MBPS.

So what exactly does all this mean? It means better Internet connectivity for Internet surfing, downloading apps and games, and streaming media. Enjoy watching the entire movie without interuptions!

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AT&T 4G LTE Wireless

The Kindle HD 8.9" 4G LTE Wireless includes free AT&T 4G Wireless for blazing fast Internet connectivity anytime, anywhere. The free plan includes one-year of free service for 250MB of data usage each month. There are also plans for 3G and 5G usage for those who use more data than the average user. There is a $49.99 activation fee with the plan, which is much cheaper than other devices.

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Kindle Fire HD Sound

Awesome Dolby Audio Sound System

The Kindle Fire HD series features a powerful sounds system perfect for watching videos and listening to music. The Dolby audio system was exclusively designed for the Kindle HD, and includes stereo speakers on both sides for quality sound without distortion.

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Kindle Free Time Unlimited

Kindle Fire HD for Kids

Keep Your Kids Safe With the Kindle Free Time Unlimited

The Kindle Fire HD is great for kids, as well. So much so, that even schools are starting to incorporate them in their lesson plan ending the need for traditional textbooks. The Kindle Fire HD offers a great program called Kindle Free Time Unlimted.

With Kindle Free Time Unlimited you can allow you can assure you children are only viewing, visiting and watching material that is deemed safe and appropriate for children. The service allows your children to watch and view only what you have set up on their account. Children can easily view and choose from a list of their favorite movies, TV shows, games, books and educational apps and easily navigate back and forth. There are no ads, no in-app purchases, and no one-click purchase options, so there is no need to worry about accidental purchases.

The Kindle Fire HD comes with a one-month trial of Kindle Free Time Unlimited and is available for $2.99 a month after the trial period, with no commitments.

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Kindle Fire HD and the College Student

Why Kindle Fire HD's Are Perfect for College Students

The Kindle Fire HD is a great for college students for many reasons. Aside from recreational use such as watching movies and listening to videos, the Kindle Fire HD series as more to offer!

College students can use their Kindle Fire HD to purchase or even rent college text books for a savings up to 80%. Not only are they saving hundreds of dollars a year, but they have all their textbooks on one convenient device.

Amazon also offers college students a 50% discount on the yearly membership for Amazon Prime with a yearly rate of $39.99.

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Kindle Fire HD 7" Specs

Screen Size: 7"

Screen Resolution: 1280 x 800

Pixels: Up to 720p HD

Sound: Dolby Audio with Dual-Driver Stereo Speakers

Processor: Dual-core 1.2GHz

Storage: Available with 16GB or 32GB hard drive and free cloud storage for Amazon content.

Internet Connectivity:Dual-Bandwidth, Dual-Antenna Wi-Fi

Web: Cloud-accelerated browsing with Amazon Silk

Battery Life:11 hours with continuous use

Device Dimensions: 7.6" x 5.4" x 0.4"

Device Weight: 13.9 oz

Kindle Fire HD 8.9 16 GB Specs

Screen Size: 8.9"

Screen Resolution: 1920 x1200

Pixels: Up to 1080p HD

Sound: Dolby Audio Stereo Speakers

Processor: Dual-core 1.5GHz

Storage: Available with 16GB or 32GB hard drive and free cloud storage for Amazon content.

Internet Connectivity:Dual-Bandwidth, Dual-Antenna Wi-Fi

Web: Cloud-accelerated browsing with Amazon Silk

Battery Life:10 hours with continuous use

Device Dimensions: 9.45" x 6.5" x 0.35"

Device Weight: 20 oz

Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 4G LTE Wireless Specs

A Glance at the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 4G LTE Wireless

Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 4G LTE Wireless, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi

Screen Size: 8.9"

Screen Resolution: 1920 x1200

Pixels: Up to 1080p HD

Sound: Dolby Audio Stereo Speakers

Processor: Dual-core 1.5GHz

Storage: Available with 32GB or 64GB hard drive and free cloud storage for Amazon content.

Internet Connectivity:4G LTE through AT&T and Dual-Bandwidth, Dual-Antenna Wi-Fi

Web: Cloud-accelerated browsing with Amazon Silk

Battery Life:10 hours with continuous use

Device Dimensions: 9.45" x 6.5" x 0.35"

Device Weight: 20 oz

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      It really is a great tool for college students. I'd love one of these.

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      adminghb 4 years ago

      Congratulations on winning the quest, this is a very nice and informative lens! Merry Christmas!

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      Stephanie 4 years ago from DeFuniak Springs

      @poldepc lm: Thank you!

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      DeboraR 4 years ago

      I've got the $69 Kindle for reading books. Maybe I'll invest a little more later on to get the Kindle Fire HD.

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      dawnsnewbeginning 4 years ago

      I'm definitely wanting one!

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      getmoreinfo 4 years ago

      Congratulations on being the electronics contest winner.

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      poldepc lm 4 years ago

      congrats on the winning of the electronic lens quest...

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      poldepc lm 4 years ago

      congrats on the winning of the electronic lens quest...

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      bikerministry 4 years ago

      I've received a Kindle for the last 2 years, a Kindle, then a Kindle Fire, and now I cannot decide between a Kindle Fire HD or an iPad. This helped a lot!! Blessings

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      Margaret Schindel 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      I am coveting one of these, and you've done a great job of summarizing the reasons why. Blessed!

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      norahsaadah 4 years ago

      A fine lens with good idea of Christmas gifts.