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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Review & Specs

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is a not so powerful device released back in 2012, which features a 1.3 megapixels front camera, a good performance Dual-Core processing unit running at 1500 megahertz and an enormous 8.9″ multi touch capacitive screen.

This tablet is only available in color black. This tablet is just 0.35″ thick, taking it to the thinnest tablet’s category. Even though the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 just has 9.4 inches long and 6.4″ wide, it still manages to hold a 8.9″ display. This tablet isn’t very light comparing with today standards, with a weight of 20 oz.

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 comes with a TI OMAP4470 system chip, which holds a good performance 1.5 GHz Dual-Core CPU and 1 GB RAM memory. Helping with graphic calculations, this tablet also counts with a 384 megahertz PowerVR SGX544 GPU. An amazing feature of this tablet is its 64 GB large internal memory and while it doesn’t come with an external SD slot, it it is more than enough to store lots of applications, games, songs, pictures and videos without even thinking about running out of space.

This tablet includes a very good 8.9 inches display with a 1200 x 1920 resolution, which makes all photos and videos look very good. Its display uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and can detect multiple fingers at the same time.

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 only features a 1.3 megapixels front camera.

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 doesn’t have a sim card, because it doesn’t support GSM networks.

This tablet also includes Bluetooth, and some sensors likeLight Sensor, Accelerometer and Gyroscope.

This tablet includes USB 2.0 cable and Quick Start Guide.

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Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):Android 4.0
Variant:64 GB
Dimensions:9.40 x 6.40 x 0.35 inches
Weight:20.00 ounces
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Accessories:Quick Start Guide, USB 2.0 cable
Release date:2012-09-06


Screen Type:IPS LCD
Size:8.9 inches
Resolution:1920 x 1200 pixels
Pixel density:254 pixels per inch
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:TI OMAP4470
Processor:ARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1500 MHz)
RAM Memory:1 GB (466 MHz)
Graphics Processor:PowerVR SGX544 (384 MHz)
Internal Memory:64 GB
SD Card Slot:No SD card slot




Front camera:1.3 megapixels



Other Features

Sensors:Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Light Sensor

Last update on 2021-07-19 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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