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Kindle Fire HDX 8.9", HDX Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB - Includes Special Offers (Previous Generation - 3rd)

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  • Exclusive 8.9" HDX display (2560x1600) with unsurpassed pixel density (339 ppi) and perfect colour accuracy (100% sRGB) for vivid, lifelike images that go beyond standard HD
  • Breakthrough ultra-light design - weighing just 374g, the magnesium unibody makes it 34% lighter than the previous generation
  • Ultra-fast 2.2GHz quad-core processor - 3x more powerful than previous generation - with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU for fast, fluid gaming, video and multi-tasking
  • Introducing the "Mayday" button - revolutionary, on-device tech support. Get free assistance from an Amazon expert 24x7, 365 days a year
  • 8MP rear-facing camera with LED flash for high-resolution photos and 1080p HD video, plus a front-facing 720p HD camera for Skype video calls and more
  • All-new, one of a kind app store experience where thousands of apps, games and in-app items are 100% free -- including extra lives, unlocked levels, unlimited add-on packs and more
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Astonishingly Light

At 374 grams (384 grams for 4G version), Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" is 34% lighter than the previous generation. To achieve this revolutionary light weight, Amazon integrated the capacitive touch layer directly into the glass display and created a unique magnesium unibody from a single piece of machined magnesium and a blend of glass and nylon - the same material used in high-performance race cars. The result is a light, hard-wearing, portable tablet.

Smaller Bezel, Cleaner Lines

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" is engineered for increased usability and features an all-new design with a smaller bezel, cleaner lines, and optimised button and charger port placements. Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" is designed to disappear in your hands, so you can lose yourself in your viewing experience.

Breakthrough HDX Display

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" has the highest resolution (2560x1600) and the best pixel density (339 ppi) of any Kindle Fire tablet, providing an incredible multimedia experience. The HDX display features over four million pixels for vivid, lifelike images that go beyond standard HD.

Perfect Colour

Both the 7" and 8.9" Kindle Fire HDX displays feature perfect colour (100% sRGB), displaying images and videos as the photographer or videographer intended.

Better Viewing Indoors and Out

The HDX display features dynamic image contrast, a unique feature that automatically optimises the colour of each pixel based on the amount of light in your surroundings. This makes images and videos even easier to see under any lighting conditions, including outdoors.

Powerful Quad-Core Processor

Kindle Fire HDX tablets are the first tablets to be powered by the 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, making them the first to clock in at over 2 GHz. This provides 3x more processing power than the previous generation Kindle Fire HD and, combined with 2 GB of RAM, provides faster app launching times, quicker website loading times, smoother multi-tasking and better overall performance.

Console-Quality Graphics

The new Adreno 330 graphics processor on Kindle Fire HDX delivers high frame rates and console quality graphics − 4x the performance of the previous generation Kindle Fire HD.

Customised Dolby Audio

Kindle Fire HDX uses the power of Dolby Digital Plus to create a world-class audio experience. Dolby Digital Plus includes technology that adjusts volume, creates virtual surround sound and delivers easier-to-understand dialogue in films and TV shows. Kindle Fire HDX is designed to optimise the audio profile automatically based on what you're doing (with or without headphones), such as watching a film, listening to music or talking on Skype.

Uncompromised Battery Life

With advanced power management technology, Kindle Fire HDX delivers an uncompromised 12 hours of reading, web surfing over Wi-Fi, video watching or music playback. When you're just reading, Kindle Fire HDX powers down unused system components automatically, extending battery life to 18 hours.

Rear-Facing Camera

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" features an 8MP rear-facing camera that allows for high-resolution photos and 1080p HD video. The rear camera includes an LED flash, Electronic Image Stabilisation to reduce camera shake, a wide-aperture lens and support for panorama and High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging. Our updated camera app also includes photo editing features and a new camera mode with filmstrip.

Camera-Ready Case

The Origami cover for the 8.9" Fire HDX comes with a customised sliding feature that quickly exposes the rear-facing camera and launches the camera application automatically, so you don't miss a great photo opportunity. Learn more

Front-Facing Camera

Both the 7" and 8.9" Kindle Fire HDX tablets have a front-facing 720p HD camera, perfect for Skype HD video calls and taking photos to share via Facebook or e-mail.

Edit & Share Photos

Our beautifully designed photo app makes it easy to view your albums or watch personal videos. And sharing your photos couldn't be easier—simply tap on individual images to e-mail them to anyone you like. Editing on your Kindle Fire is simple—just select a photo to begin editing.

Live Support with Mayday

NEW—Simply tap the Mayday button to get free assistance from an Amazon expert who can guide you through any feature by drawing on your screen, walking you through how to do something yourself or doing it for you —whatever works best. Mayday is available 24x7, 365 days a year, and it's free. Throughout the process, you will be able to see your Amazon Tech advisor live on your screen, but they won't see you. Fifteen seconds or less is the Mayday response time goal.

Fast, Powerful Wi-Fi

When it comes to HD content, bandwidth is everything. Without it, you get video buffering, slow downloads and dropped connections. Kindle Fire HDX solves this issue by using state-of-the-art dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi. With this, you'll enjoy fewer dropped connections and faster media streaming, plus you'll be able to go further away from your wireless hotspot than with other tablets.

4G Technology

Kindle Fire HDX is 4G ready, featuring 4G LTE technology for ultra-fast mobile broadband, letting you connect to the internet, stream and download at speeds that are even faster than Wi-Fi. Kindle Fire HDX with optional 4G/3G connectivity supports multiple bands, ensuring that you always have the best and fastest possible connection.

Kindle Fire HDX is compatible with multiple mobile network operators, including Vodafone. When you’re not in a 4G coverage area, you can still connect to a mobile network to use your device.

Vodafone Internet Starter Pack for Kindle Fire

You have the option to buy a Vodafone 3G data plan directly from your device for just £25, which includes 5GB of 3G UK data for up to 90 days, 20GB of Amazon Cloud storage and a £5 credit for the Amazon Appstore. You will also have the option to move to Vodafone's Ultrafast 4G network once you've purchased your Vodafone Internet Starter Pack.
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Fire OS "Mojito"

Fire tablets are powered by Fire OS 3.0 "Mojito", which starts with Android and adds cloud services, a user interface that prioritises content, built-in media libraries, productivity apps and low-level platform enhancements to integrate Amazon's digital content and improve performance for Fire tablets. See key features

Easier Content Management

Tap Archive frees up space on your Fire Tablet by identifying items that have not been used recently and provides a 1-tap option to quickly move them to your Cloud for later retrieval. Optimised Download ensures the performance of the app you are using isn't affected by background downloading activity.

Faster Access to Apps and Info

Fire OS 3.0 includes an enhanced, content-prioritising Home screen that allows users to easily switch between viewing their recent content and apps in Carousel or Grid View. The Quick Switch feature uses a side-swipe gesture to easily move between multiple apps or individual content items without navigating to the Home screen.

Accessibility Features

Blind and visually impaired customers can make use of improved accessibility tools such as Screen Reader, Explore by Touch and Screen Magnifier. Screen Reader features IVONA's award-winning natural language text-to-speech voice. Learn more

Stay Connected

Ultra-Fast Silk Web Browser

Amazon Silk is a cloud-optimised web browser, exclusive to Kindle Fire. The latest version is faster and packed with new features. Reading View removes all unnecessary images and other website clutter for a clean, easy-to-read version of the site. A left panel menu makes the browser easier to navigate. And Silk's redesigned content pages—Most Visited, Bookmarks, Trending Now and others—make it easier to find and access web content.

All Your Personal E-Mail

The e-mail app on Kindle Fire makes it simple to send e-mails, view attachments, group conversations by subject and sync contacts. The app provides full support for the world's most popular e-mail providers—Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo!, AOL and many more.

Facebook & Twitter

Kindle Fire tablets are fully integrated with Facebook and Twitter, making it easy to connect and share with friends and family. Sync Facebook photos, share quotes and passages straight from your book and more.


Enjoy your favourite YouTube videos—discover, bookmark and view video content easily.

Enjoy and Share

Relive your most memorable moments in stunning HD. Our beautifully designed photo app makes it easy to view your albums or watch personal videos. And sharing your photos couldn't be easier—just tap on individual images to e-mail them or to post them on Facebook or Twitter.

Import and Edit

Kindle Fire makes it easy to keep your favourite photos and personal videos close at hand. Download your albums from Facebook or add photos and personal videos (up to 20 minutes long) to Amazon Cloud Drive from your PC, Mac or phone. Editing on your Kindle Fire is just as easy: simply select a photo to begin editing or use one of the many popular apps in the Amazon Appstore.

Be Entertained

All-New - Apps that are actually free with Amazon Underground

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind app store experience where thousands of apps, games and even in-app items are 100% free. Play great titles like Frozen free fall, Castle of Illusion, Sonic, Cut the Rope 2 and Angry Birds Stella.

The Best HD Games

Kindle Fire is built for gaming, with tilt, turn and multi-touch controls. Enjoy best-selling HD games such as FIFA 14, Angry Birds Star Wars 2, Minecraft - Pocket Edition and Plants Vs Zombies.

Your Favourite Apps

Kindle Fire gives you instant access to the most popular apps, including titles such as, Gumtree, Daily Telegraph and Met Office Weather.

Better Gaming with GameCircle

Earn achievements, compare scores with friends or take on the world with global leaderboards. GameCircle titles with Whispersync store your progress in the Cloud automatically, so you'll never lose an unlocked level or saved game, even if you delete it from your device.

Play More, Pay Less

Purchase apps, games, and a broad range of in-app items with Amazon Coins and save up to 10%.

The Best in Film & TV

Rent or purchase from a selection of the biggest new releases and most popular titles from every major film studio and TV network. Stream instantly over Wi-Fi or download to enjoy later.

Prime Video

Prime members enjoy unlimited streaming of thousands of popular films and TV shows, such as Extant, Under the Dome, Vikings, The Dark Knight, A Bug’s Life, Peppa Pig, Mad Men, Community and many more.

X-Ray for Movies and TV - Now Even Better

Customer-favourite X-Ray for Movies and TV now shows the names of songs as they play as well as a list of all music in the movie or TV show, and lets you jump to the scene in which a particular song is playing. X-Ray also shows trivia items in context with the action on the screen. X-Ray for TV also provides character back-stories so you can easily remind yourself of the character’s history. X-Ray is offered only by Amazon and is powered by IMDb.

Whispersync for Movies

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

Mirror Your Screen

Turn your television into your tablet monitor. With Kindle Fire HDX tablets and a certified Miracast-enabled accessory or TV, you can wirelessly mirror your tablet screen, including for viewing films, TV shows and photos.

Kindle Unlimited

NEW—With Kindle Unlimited, you can read as much as you want, choosing from over 650,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks. From mysteries and romance to sci-fi and more, freely explore new authors, books and genres on any device for just £7.99 a month. Try Kindle Unlimited free for 30 days. Learn more

Massive Book Selection

Shop in the Kindle Store for over 2 million of the most popular books, or explore millions of free, public domain books such as Pride and Prejudice, A Tale of Two Cities and Oliver Twist.

Vibrant HD Magazines

Enjoy over 600 magazines in brilliant HD, with beautifully detailed illustrations and glossy full-colour layouts. Magazines and newspapers include favourites such as Glamour, Vogue, The Telegraph and Mail Plus. Find our selection of available magazines and newspapers in the Amazon Appstore on your Kindle Fire.

Low Book Prices

We check hundreds of prices every day to make sure our prices are the lowest of any e-book store in the UK. Compare our book prices—you'll like what you find.

Exclusive Kindle Titles

Over 400,000 Kindle exclusive titles from best-selling authors including Michael Ridpath and Phil Rickman.


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

Whispersync for Books

Kindle Fire HD uses Amazon 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.

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 via Shelfari and Wikipedia.

Audiobooks by Audible

Audible is an Amazon company and offers more than 100,000 titles written by best-selling authors and performed by world-class narrators including leading Hollywood actors like Jake Gyllenhaal (The Great Gatsby) and Kate Winslet (Matilda) as well as much-loved British celebrities like Stephen Fry (More Fool Me) and Miranda Hart (Is It Just Me?). Simply purchase and download any audiobook to your library using 1-Click™ or become an Audible member and download one book per month for only £7.99/month. If you are new to Audible we'll give you a one-month free trial.

Choose to Listen or Read

With Whispersync for Voice you can switch seamlessly between reading your Kindle book and listening to the audiobook companion. Whispersync creates a virtual bookmark, so your Kindle picks up right where you left off listening. You don't have to do a thing; it's automatic. Learn more

Huge Music Selection

With over 20 million songs from thousands of artists, Amazon's Digital Music store is home to one of the largest music libraries on Earth. Music you buy from Amazon is saved to the Cloud for free, and you can play or download it at anytime. Available for UK customers only.

Your CD and Vinyl Purchases, Available On Kindle Fire

AutoRip gives you free MP3 versions of eligible CDs and vinyl you purchase from Amazon. With AutoRip, MP3 versions are added to your music library automatically, where they are available for download or playback - free of charge. You’ll find the CDs and vinyl you purchased years ago, as well as your new purchases, available in Your Music Library on your Kindle Fire. No more waiting for the CD to arrive - buy it and listen on your Kindle Fire right away.

Your Music. Everywhere.

Import the rest of your music library to Amazon Music and play it wirelessly on your Kindle Fire HD - just tap Music on the Home screen to get started. Browse and search your library, create and manage playlists, play your music from the Cloud, or download for playback offline. All of your Amazon digital music purchases and your first 250 imported songs are stored for free.

Kindle Owners' Lending Library

Kindle Owners' Lending Library - with an Amazon Prime membership, Kindle device owners can choose from more than 400,000 books to borrow - as frequently as one book per month, with no due dates - including current and former top sellers in the Kindle Store and all seven Harry Potter books.

Free Month of Prime

If you haven't tried Amazon Prime in the past we'll give you a free month's trial. Experience what millions of Prime members enjoy: reading a Kindle book a month for free and unlimited One-Day Delivery on millions of eligible items. We think it's one of the best bargains in the history of shopping, and we hope you do too.

Prime Video

Prime members enjoy unlimited streaming of thousands of popular films and TV shows, such as Extant, Under the Dome, Vikings, The Dark Knight, A Bug’s Life, Peppa Pig, Mad Men, Community and many more.

Prime Video Downloads

Prime members can now download thousands of Prime Video films and TV shows on Kindle Fire HDX tablets and the Kindle Fire HD 7" to watch anywhere - on a plane, on holiday, or in the car.

Hands-Free Viewing

Whether you are browsing the web at home or working whilst on the go, our ingenious Origami stand folds into landscape or portrait orientation so you can enjoy your content hands-free. The magnetised Origami panels keep your Kindle Fire securely upright for steady viewing.

We've Got You Covered

Thin, form-fitting and hard-wearing, this cover is perfect for taking Kindle Fire wherever you go. When you have finished enjoying your content, simply close the cover to put your Kindle Fire to sleep and you are good to go. The integrated magnetic fastener will ensure your case stays shut whilst in a backpack, handbag or briefcase.

Stay Productive

Your Work E-Mail and Docs

Kindle Fire tablets provide a robust Exchange e-mail experience with ActiveSync, so you can check and reply to work e-mail on the go. You can also view Word, Excel and PowerPoint files.

Print from Your Tablet

Kindle Fire tablets support the printing of documents, spreadsheets, presentations, photos and e-mails via your home or office wireless printer.

Kindle at the Office

Take your Kindle Fire to the office and get the most out of your tablet. You can connect to your corporate Wi-Fi network and get on your company's intranet, download files, submit expenses and more. Take advantage of Kindle Fire's rich selection of productivity and business apps.

Stay Connected

With Kindle Fire you can now stay connected whether you're at the office or away using remote VPN. Access your company's network on the go and keep your corporate data secure with encryption. Learn more

Share with Your Family

Perfect for Parents...

Fire for Kids is a service built 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 the content they want to give their kids access to. Fire for Kids is free on the Fire HD and HDX. Fire for Kids now includes Video. Shop for thousands of films and TV shows and add them to Fire for Kids.

...And Perfect for Kids

When children use Fire for Kids, it's like they have their very own personalised tablet. The background colour and fonts change to a child-friendly design. Children only see the titles that have been selected for them and their most recently viewed titles are displayed on their Home screen Carousel. Children can even navigate to content using pictures based on characters or topics - for example "Cinderella", "Dinosaurs", or "Puppies".

Put Learning First

Educational tools help put learning first with Fire for Kids. Advanced time limits allow parents to set daily educational goals for reading and playing educational games, while blocking entertainment content till the educational goals are met. Parents can also set different time limits for different days of the week, as well as set a new Bedtime so that Fire for Kids only works during the time of day you choose.

Beloved kids' films, TV shows, games and books

On any Fire tablet, kids can access a selection of thousands of favourites like Peppa Pig, Rio, Smurfs and Up. Kids will also find their favourite books, like Paddington Bear and the Tiger Who Came to Tea. There is also time for playing with great games like Toca Hair Salon and Angry Birds Star Wars.

Enjoy Anywhere

Enjoy your content on many devices

At Amazon, we make it easy for you to access your content on other devices and platforms. Apps and games that you buy for your Kindle Fire HD can be used on other Android devices. Kindle books can also be enjoyed with Amazon apps for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS. Films can also be watched via the Amazon Video app on your smart TV, games console, iPhone/iPad or laptop.


Start streaming a movie on your Kindle Fire HD, pause, then resume watching the same scene on your TV. Whispersync remembers how much you've watched, read, listened, or played, so you can pick up right where you left off, no matter which device you are using.

Free Cloud Storage

With every Kindle Fire tablet, you get free, unlimited Cloud storage for all of your Amazon content, so you can rest easy knowing that you'll never lose the content you love.

Store Your Music

Import your entire music library to Your Music Library and play it wirelessly on your Kindle Fire - just tap the Music tab on your Home screen to get started. Browse and search your library, create and manage playlists, play your music from the Cloud or download for offline playback. All of your Amazon Music purchases and your first 250 imported songs are stored for free.

Store Photos and More

Don't worry about losing your photos or not having access to your important files on the go. Amazon Cloud Drive makes storing your photos, videos, documents and other digital files in the Cloud quick and easy. Get started with 5 GB of free storage: enough space to store up to 2,000 photos.

Cloud Collections

Organise your content library into Collections like "Favourite Books" and "Sports Apps" that are synchronised with your other Kindle devices and reading apps.

Technical Details
Display8.9" HDX touchscreen display, with 2560x1600 resolution at 339 ppi, 100% sRGB colour accuracy, video playback up to 1080p, max. brightness over 400 cd/m2, Dynamic Image Contrast, reduced glare and advanced polarising filter
Size231 mm x 158 mm x 7.8 mm
WeightWi-Fi — 374 grams. 4G LTE + Wi-Fi — 384 grams
Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process
CPU & RAM2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, with Adreno 330 GPU and 2 GB of RAM
Storage16 GB (10.6 GB available to user) or 32 GB (24.9 GB available to user) or 64 GB (54.3 GB available to user) of internal storage, plus Free, unlimited Cloud storage for all of your Amazon content
Battery LifeUp to 12 hours of reading, web surfing over Wi-Fi, video watching or music playback. Up to 18 hours of battery life when only reading. Battery life will vary based on device settings, usage and other factors, such as web browsing and content downloads. Actual results may vary
Charge TimeFully charges in under 4.5 hours using the Kindle PowerFast power adapter included in the box, or slightly longer with other micro-USB power adapters that you may already have
Wi-Fi ConnectivityDual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO+HT40) 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
4G ConnectivitySupport for ultra-fast 4G LTE wireless networks with HSPA+, HSDPA, and with Vodafone wireless, EDGE/GPRS fallback. Subject to coverage. Data plan required for cellular capability. Compatible with other mobile network operators utilizing LTE Band 3 (1800 MHz), Band 7 (2600 MHz), Band 20 (800 MHz).
PortsUSB 2.0 (micro-B connector) port for connection to a PC or Macintosh computer or to charge your device with the PowerFast charger included
Audio3.5 mm stereo jack and integrated stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio engine
Content Formats SupportedKindle (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, M4V, MP4, AAC LC/LTP, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, MKV, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, HTML5, CSS3, 3GP, VP8 (WEBM)
SensorsAmbient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, GPS (4G)
Camera SpecsFront-facing 720p HD Camera. 8MP rear-facing camera with LED flash, Electronic Image Stabilisation and a wide-aperture 5P f/2.2 lens
Location ServicesLocation-based services via Wi-Fi. 4G model also uses assisted GPS
Additional FeaturesExternal volume controls, built-in dual microphone, built-in Bluetooth to support a variety of different wireless accessories, such as keyboards or controllers, with support for A2DP-compatible stereo headphones, headsets and speakers
Accessibility FeaturesCOMING SOON - Screen Reader, Explore by Touch, and Screen Magnifier, enabling access to the vast majority of Kindle Fire features. Screen Reader features IVONA’s award-winning natural language text-to-speech voice. Also includes adjustable font sizes/colour and built-in dictionary. Learn more
System RequirementsKindle Fire HDX 8.9" is ready to use right out of the box − no setup, no software to install, no computer required to download content
Warranty and ServiceKindle Fire HDX 8.9" is sold with a worldwide limited warranty of one year provided by the manufacturer. If you are a consumer, the limited warranty is in addition to your consumer rights, and does not jeopardise these rights in any way. This means you may still have additional rights at law even after the limited warranty has expired (for further information on your consumer rights, click here). Use of Kindle is subject to the terms found here.
Included in the BoxKindle Fire HDX 8.9" tablet, USB 2.0 cable, 9W Kindle PowerFast charger, and Quick Start Guide

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

763 of 794 people found the following review helpful By R J Brown on 20 Nov. 2013
Configuration: Without Special OffersConnectivity Technology: Wi-Fi OnlyDigital Storage Capacity: 64 Verified Purchase
First some context. I use computers all the time when I was working and now that I have retired and spend much of my time researching, writing and publishing books. I use a PC much of the time but when travelling find that a tablet is clearly easier to transport and provides the accessibility I need for emails, the Internet, access to film and books/magazines. I initially purchased an Asus Transformer for this purpose, then the more transportable Kindle HD 7" and now the HDX. What I want from a tablet is reliability, good battery life and ease of use to let me do the things I want to do.

The new HDX certainly fulfils those needs. Though I had a slight problem with setup that I could not sort out myself and needed telephone support from Amazon (excellent, quick solution), it proved remarkably simple and all the documents and apps that I had on the HD were there ready to use. Ditto the books that I had already purchased. One recurrent theme in American reviews and, it seems to be unjustifiably low scores as a result, is the question of office apps on the system. It was simply a case of adding a free word processing, presentation, spreadsheet app and the problem is solved.

The HDX is an excellent piece of kit. I went for the 64GB storage as there are no card slots (something for another incarnation I hope) and this is ample for my needs. The screen is excellent, apps load quickly (both to get on the system and then once loaded), Silk has been improved and is much quicker. The tablet is light and sleek and is easy to hold in one hand, though I find it better to rest it on something for ease of use. The cameras are good and video streams like a dream.
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492 of 513 people found the following review helpful By TonyD TOP 100 REVIEWER on 23 Dec. 2013
Configuration: Without Special OffersConnectivity Technology: Wi-Fi + 4G LTE (Vodafone)Digital Storage Capacity: 64 Verified Purchase
Decided to upgrade to the larger screen and faster processing from my 7"KFHD and so far am delighted with my purchase.

So, some points;

- the high output charger is included in the box - well done Amazon
- the screen is fantastic, both in terms of the larger size and picture quality.
- streaming video quality is superb.
- sound quality from the two speakers is excellent.
- the tablet itself is very slim and light to hold - any extra weight comes with a protective cover, which I would suggest is a must for a high value piece of kit.
- I have no issues at all with the power and volume buttons being on the back; in fact I think they are more intuitive to use there.
- I bought the biggest on-board storage as there is no on-board expansion capability.
- an extra tenner to remove the adverts on start-up is worth paying - the default images are very good.
- immediate access to all the music, books and apps I have ever bought from Amazon.
- Very fast download of stuff over my home Wi-Fi network.
- the Silk browser has been improved, and internet pages load very quickly.
- simplicity itself to set up my e-mail accounts, and I was up and running in a couple of minutes.
- both front and rear-facing cameras are very good, and there is a pre-loaded app to control them (unlike on the earlier KFHD).
- downloading the excellent OfficeSuite Pro7 app allows me to view and easily edit documents and presentations that I give for work.
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316 of 332 people found the following review helpful By Argyll Eagle on 3 Sept. 2014
Configuration: With Special OffersConnectivity Technology: Wi-Fi OnlyDigital Storage Capacity: 16 Verified Purchase
What prospective buyers need to be aware of is that if a fault develops with your Kindle during the warranty period Amazon will not repair your Kindle and send it back to you but will replace it with a refurbished unit. My Kindle Fire HDX 64GB, retail cost £400, developed a fault after 6 months. I was told that I was being sent a new unit, but when it arrived in a plain brown box without any retail packaging I made enquiries. I discovered that the replacement was someone else's refurbished unit that was meant to have been repaired. The refurbished unit appears to have more faults than my original one. I've been told by Amazon that the refurbished units are as good as new ones. However, if I was the kind of person that would be happy with a refurbished Kindle I would have bought a refurbished one, not a NEW one. Not knowing the history of a unit, especially with something as personal as a tablet computer, is anathema to me.
So be aware - if anything goes wrong with your NEW Kindle Amazon are likely to send you a refurbished replacement (check their warranty policies). This cheap policy is not what I expect from Amazon. Come on Amazon, if you are not going to repair customers Kindles at least send them a NEW one in exchange.
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134 of 141 people found the following review helpful By Kaio TOP 500 REVIEWER on 10 May 2014
Configuration: Without Special OffersConnectivity Technology: Wi-Fi OnlyDigital Storage Capacity: 16 Verified Purchase
We've been putting off upgrading our Kindle Touch to Fire HD/DHX as we were not confident if the newer generations of Kindle were really up to the job (yes, based on mountains of reviews on these gizmos). Having waited for a while (and with increasingly more positive reviews), we finally took a plunge to get the 8.9" HDX with 16GB storage capacity. The Bank Holiday promotion also played a role in the decision.

We've been very impressed by the multimedia experience the HDX delivers: excellent display and audio, as well as picture and video recording capabilities. In fact, the new features this tablet provides dwarfs the original function of the Kindle; by that we mean the excellent e-book reading function is now a small part of what the Kindle Fire is capable of. In a short while ownership of the Kindle Fire HDX, we are more than impressed with it, the following being some of the highlights and in no particular order:

1) Skype call - in fact the first thing we used it for on day one, and better than the quality we had on a laptop, noting its very obvious advantage of ultimate portability and mobility (with an incredibly slim and light weight at under 400 grams!).

2) Watching Video Streaming - yes, most of us may not like to watch movies on small screen, but should you put this tablet to the test of online streaming, the quality it delivers is quite impressive indeed. We tested both with Netflix and Amazon Instant Video and the quality is first class (of course, this depends on the Wi-Fi connection and the test is based on ADSL broadband with connection bit rate in excess of 4 Mbps).

3) Web browsing - Amazon's Silk browser has really come off age (the mono-colour experimental Silk on Kindle Touch tells a different story!
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