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Kindle Fire HD 8.9", Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 16 GB - With Special Offers

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  • Large 8.9" HD display has the highest resolution of any Kindle Fire, with rich colour and deep contrast; customised Dolby audio and dual stereo speakers for crisp, rich sound
  • Ultra-fast web browsing and video streaming thanks to dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi
  • Easy-to-use e-mail app that syncs your Gmail, Outlook and other accounts; full integration with Facebook for updating friends and staying in touch
  • Front-facing HD camera for Skype video chats and taking HD pictures
  • Over 22 million films, TV shows, songs, magazines, books, audiobooks, apps and games, including favourite apps such as BBC News, Rightmove, Songpop and Tumblr
  • Large 8.9" HD display has the highest resolution of any Kindle Fire, with rich colour and deep contrast; customised Dolby audio and dual stereo speakers for crisp, rich sound^Ultra-fast web browsing and video streaming thanks to dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi^Easy-to-use e-mail app that syncs your Gmail, Outlook and other accounts; full integration with Facebook for updating friends and staying in touch^Front-facing HD camera for Skype video chats and taking HD pictures^Over 22 million films, TV shows, songs, magazines, books, audiobooks, apps and games, including favourite apps such as BBC News, Rightmove, Songpop and Tumblr
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Breakthrough Hardware Technology

High-Definition Touchscreen Display

Stunning HD display - Rich, immersive, video. Beautiful, vivid photos. Crisp, detailed text. Enjoy your favourite content on a large, beautiful 1920x1200 display with 254 ppi, capable of playing films and TV shows in up to 1080p high definition. The result, an outstanding viewing experience, no matter what you want to watch.

Reduced Screen Glare

Most tablet displays are made up of two pieces of glass – an LCD on the bottom and a touch sensor on the top, separated by an air gap. With an air gap, light reflects off every surface as it passes through from the front, creating multiple distracting reflections that reduce display contrast. Kindle Fire HD solves this air gap problem by laminating the touch sensor and the LCD together into a single layer of glass, creating a display that's easy to view, even in direct light.

Richer Colours at Wider Angles

Like many tablets, Kindle Fire HD uses In-Plane Switching (IPS) to improve colour reproduction - but displays that only use IPS still appear washed out at various angles, such as when laid sideways for reading in bed, flat on a table, or held between you and a friend when sharing a film. Kindle Fire HD addresses this issue by applying an advanced polarising filter directly to the LCD panel. This results in a display that shows the same deep contrast and rich, detailed colour when viewed at any angle.

Exclusive Dolby Audio

Kindle Fire HD uses the power of Dolby Digital Plus to create a world-class audio experience, with or without headphones. Dolby Digital Plus includes technology used to adjust volume, create virtual surround sound and deliver easier-to-understand dialogue in films and TV shows. Kindle Fire HD is designed to optimise the audio profile automatically based on what you are doing, such as watching a film, listening to music or talking on Skype. Audio is even optimised differently when you have headphones plugged in, so you can just sit back and enjoy it.

Powerful Dual Stereo Speakers

Big sound. Compact design. With Kindle Fire HD 8.9", we put stereo speakers on both sides of the display for a wide field of stereo sound, similar to that of a home stereo, then tuned them to reproduce low notes better. The result: deeper bass in your music; loud, rumbling film soundtracks; and room-filling stereo sound without distortion, even at higher volumes.

Two Antennas, Better Bandwidth

Kindle Fire HD is the first tablet to feature dual Wi-Fi antennas and Multiple In/Multiple Out (MIMO) technology for powerful, HD-ready Wi-Fi. This allows for reception or transmission over both antennas simultaneously to increase capacity and reliability. So you'll enjoy fewer dropped connections and fast media streaming.

Dual-Band Support

Many Wi-Fi devices, from other tablets to baby monitors, only operate in the 2.4 GHz band. The more of these devices that you and your neighbours have operating in that band, the slower your connection. Kindle Fire HD is capable of switching automatically between the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi frequencies, which will allow you to use this less-congested 5 GHz band for better range and less interference.

Powerful HD Processor

A rich HD display requires a powerful processor to drive it. The TI OMAP4470 processor in the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" device has 40% more memory bandwidth than Tegra 3, enabling fast web browsing performance. And Kindle Fire HD 8.9" has an Imagination SGX544 3D graphics core that can process over 12 billion floating-point operations per second, so even graphically intensive games run smoothly and render stunning scenery. We've also tuned the graphics pipeline and touch handling software to eliminate delays between your touching the screen and the application responding. This means the Home screen scrolls more smoothly, videos start playing faster and games respond nearly instantaneously.

Over 10 Hours of Battery Life

Kindle Fire HD is optimised to deliver high performance with low battery consumption, delivering over 10 hours’ worth of video watching, web browsing, music playback or reading.

Plenty of Storage for HD Content

For an HD device, 8 GB of storage is not enough. High-definition content is substantially larger - for example, on average, an SD film is 500 MB and an HD film is 2 GB. This is why Kindle Fire HD 8.9" offers multiple storage options starting with 16 GB as well as free, unlimited Cloud storage for your Amazon content.

All the features you expect and more

No Set-up Required

Kindle Fire HD 8.9" arrives pre-registered to your account so you can get started right away, with immediate access to any previously purchased content you may have.

Ultra-Fast Web

Kindle Fire HD 8.9" uses Amazon Silk, our cloud-accelerated browser, for ultra-fast page load times. Learn More about Amazon Silk

All Your Personal E-mail

The new e-mail app on Kindle Fire HD 8.9" makes sending mails, viewing attachments, and syncing contacts simple. With full support for the world's most popular e-mail providers - including AOL, Microsoft Exchange, Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo! and more - it's our easiest-to-use e-mail ever.

Intuitive Interface

Spin through recent content straight from your Home screen. Pin favourites and access them at a touch. Whether you're in the mood to watch, read, listen or play, Kindle Fire HD 8.9" gets you started quickly and easily.

1-Click Shopping and One-Day Delivery

No switching between apps, no juggling passwords and profiles - Kindle Fire HD 8.9" is seamlessly integrated with Amazon's content stores so you can shop for new books, films, games and apps with a single tap. Shopping for more? If you haven't yet subscribed, enjoy unlimited One-Day Delivery on millions of eligible items with a free month of Amazon Prime. For customers living in the UK only.

Discover More of What You Love

Kindle Fire HD 8.9" makes it easy to find content you'll love by using Amazon's powerful recommendation engine to compare your purchases and favourites with other customers' purchase history and suggest content to you, right from your Home screen.

Integrated Bluetooth Connectivity

Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 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 favourite videos and photos on your TV or other display in rich, high definition via the built-in HDMI port.

Choose Your Language

You can set your language to English, French, German, Spanish, Italian - including Home and menu displays and dictionary support.

Kindle Owners' Lending Library

Prime Instant Video

NEW - Prime members enjoy unlimited streaming of thousands of popular movies and TV shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Peppa Pig, Tangled, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Downton Abbey, Dr Who, SpongeBob SquarePants and many more.

Kindle Owners' Lending Library

Kindle Owners' Lending Library - with an Amazon Prime membership, Kindle device owners can choose from more than 300,000 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 7 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.

Must-Have Apps

Get the most out of your Kindle Fire HD with must-have apps such as Spotify, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. See some available Apps.

Newspapers and Magazines

Thousands of apps at your fingertips to help you stay informed about the world around you. Whether it's leisure reading on the couch or catching your daily news on the go, the Kindle Fire HD has the information that's right for you. See some available Apps.

The Most Popular Games

Kindle Fire HD is perfect for gamers. Enjoy best-selling titles such as Angry Birds Star Wars, Temple Run 2 and Cut The Rope. Take your fun to the next level with GameCircle by earning achievements, comparing scores with friends, and topping Leaderboards. See some available Games.

Productivity, Business and Utilities

Kindle Fire is more than fun and games. Keep yourself organised with Evernote, get down to business with Office Max Pro or just make your life a little easier with Jamie's 20 Minute Meals. See some available Apps.


Find the best apps to keep up with your interests, relax at the end of the day or enjoy your favourite films and music. See some available Apps.

Kids' Apps and Education

Need something fun and educational for the kids? Check out the great selection of kids' apps. Kindle Fire HD has games for kids of all ages, and apps to help your child read, have fun with maths, or get creative. See some available Games and Apps.

Play More, Pay Less

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

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

The large screen on Kindle Fire HD 8.9" makes it perfect for reading magazines. Enjoy over 500 magazines in brilliant HD, with beautifully detailed illustrations and glossy full-colour layouts. Magazines include favourites such as Woman and Home, The Week, Men's Fitness and Marie Claire. 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 300,000 Kindle exclusive titles from bestselling authors including Michael Ridpath and Phil Rickman.

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.

The Best Movies & TV

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

Prime Instant Video

NEW - Prime members enjoy unlimited streaming of thousands of popular movies and TV shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Peppa Pig, Tangled, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Downton Abbey, Dr Who, SpongeBob SquarePants and many more.

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.

X-Ray for Movies

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

Huge Music Selection

With over 20 million songs from thousands of artists, Amazon's MP3 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. For customers living in the UK 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 Cloud Player 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.

Your Music. Everywhere.

Import the rest of your music library to Amazon Cloud Player 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 MP3 purchases and your first 250 imported songs are stored for free.

Audiobooks by Audible

Audible is an Amazon company and offers more than 80,000 titles written by bestselling authors and performed by world-class narrators - including thrillers such as Dan Brown’s latest page-turner, Inferno; biographies such as Miranda Hart’s personally narrated memoir, Is It Just Me?; or classics such as The Great Gatsby, narrated by Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal.

Listen to your audiobooks anywhere

It's simple to download, store and manage your collection from your Kindle Fire HD. With wireless delivery of your library and Whispersync wireless synchronisation of audio content across your devices, you can enjoy your audiobooks anywhere. Simply 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.

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 on Amazon apps for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS. Movies can also be watched via the Amazon Instant Video app on your smart TV, games console, iPhone/iPad and laptop.

Parental Controls

Protect your kids with easy-to-use Parental Controls. Simply add a password in the settings menu to restrict access to web browsing, content purchasing, or your Kindle Fire content libraries.

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.

Beloved Kids' Films and Shows

Amazon for Kids also includes a selection of thousands TV shows your children want to watch, with episodes from Bob the Builder, Thomas the Tank Engine and many more.

E-books for Fun and Education

Explore books featuring beloved characters. Flip through picture books including The Tiger Who Came to Tea and the Mr. Men and Little Miss series. Discover hundreds of books including Peppa Pig, Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants, Captain Pugwash, Winnie The Witch and more.

The Best Games for Kids

Featuring a great selection of children's games such as Drawing Pad, A Day at the Circus and The Cat In the Hat - Dr. Seuss, and popular early development games such as Kids Learn to Read.


Free Skype-to-Skype HD Video Calls

Get face to face with friends, family and over 250 million Skype users around the world. Kindle Fire HD features a front-facing video camera for free high-definition video calls at home or abroad. Find the free Skype app in the Amazon Appstore.

Full 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 and share with friends and family. Sync your favourite photos at a touch; or share quotes and passages straight from your book.

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 into full-screen viewing. And sharing your photos couldn’t be easier. Enjoy slide shows on your TV via HDMI, or tap on individual images to e-mail them to anyone you like.

Import and Edit

Kindle Fire HD makes it easy to keep your favourite 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 PicShop Lite and Picasso Draw! Paint! Doodle!.

Easy to Read

There are multiple ways to enjoy your favourite 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.

Connect to Your Corporate E-mail

Read e-mails and attachments, manage calendars and sync contacts when 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 in the Cloud. E-mail spreadsheets, PDFs, Word documents and more directly to your device or upload them from your PC or Mac using Amazon Cloud Drive.

Featured Accessories

Perfect Design, Perfect Fit

Engineered to fit your device perfectly. This Kindle cover fuses a high-quality, textured leather exterior with a subtle, woven nylon interior to provide the lightest and thinnest form of protection. The integrated magnetic clasp ensures your cover will remain closed securely while in a backpack, handbag, or briefcase.

Auto Wake and Sleep

The case wakes your Kindle Fire HD automatically on opening and puts your device to sleep when closed, making it easy to dive right back into your content.

Technical Details

Display8.9" 10-point capacitive touch high-definition colour display; 1920x1200 resolution at 254 ppi, video playback up to 1080p, with IPS (in-plane switching) technology, advanced polarising filter, and anti-glare technology
Size239 mm x 163 mm x 9 mm
Weight567 grams
System RequirementsNone. Kindle Fire HD is ready to use right out of the box - no setup, no software to install, no computer required to download content
Storage16GB (12.7GB available to user) or 32GB (27.1GB available to user) of internal storage
Battery LifeOver 10 hours' worth of reading, web surfing over Wi-Fi, video watching, or music playback. Battery life will vary based on device settings, usage, and other factors such as web browsing and downloading content
Charging TimeFully charges in under 5 hours via the Kindle PowerFast charging accessory, or slightly longer with other micro-USB power adaptors that you may already have. Charges in under 14 hours from your computer via the included USB charging cable
Wi-Fi ConnectivityDual-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
PortsUSB 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
Audio3.5 mm stereo jack and integrated stereo speakers with exclusive Dolby audio engine
Content Formats SupportedKindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, 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), Audible Enhanced format (AAX)
SensorsAmbient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope
Location ServicesLocation-based services via Wi-Fi
Additional FeaturesExternal volume controls, front-facing HD camera, built-in microphone, built-in Bluetooth with support for A2DP compatible stereo headphones and speakers
Warranty and ServiceKindle 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 affect 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). Optional 3-year Extended Warranty available for UK customers, sold separately. Use of Kindle is subject to the terms found here.
Included in the BoxKindle Fire HD 8.9" tablet, USB charging cable, and Quick Start Guide. Charger sold separately.

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I purchased this from the US before the UK version came out and I'm glad I opted for the larger 8.9 inch version than the smaller 7 inch Fire HD as there is a marked increase in resolution and screen real estate (this is better than full 1080 HD). I also have an iPad 4 and this review is based on a comparison of the two tablets as I believe they are the top two (Samsung Tab would be number 3) in the market.

Size and build quality: I like that this is slightly smaller than the iPad and most importantly it weighs quite a bit less, helping you to hold it with one hand (not for too long though). Obviously the screen is the most important aspect and being made of glass you will always worry about it breaking on a fall (get a case!) but it looks well put together and nothing feels as if it is made from cheap plastic/other materials. Has a solid feel when you pick it up but definitely not as heavy and bulky as the iPad (Kindle feels thinner). Kindle wins on this one.

Display: Almost perfect colour reproduction, text clarity and video. You will not notice anything deficient in the display, it performs excellently with everything thrown at it. I like to read books at night in white font on a dark background and then switch to the browser with dark text and white background and have never had any issues when making the switch instantly. Likewise watching movies, even something like 'The Dark Knight' which has very dark scenes was perfectly well reproduced with no discernible difference from a TV (provided you use the HD version of a movie). As there is a built-in mini HDMI port you can connect the Kindle to a TV and share what is on the screen or play a video which is very handy.
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I've now lived with my Kindle Fire HD for a year so I've decided that I can give it a fair review now.

I had previously used an ipad (through work) so I liked the idea of a tablet but wasn't willing to pay out huge money for an apple product and after a lot of back and forth I chose the Kindle Fire HD over the Google Nexus.

So, what's good and what's bad?

Well, what it does it does really well: amazing picture quality, great sound, easy to navigate. As a long-time Amazon Prime user downloading and reading books and watching films through Love Film is a breeze. It's perfect for Skype-ing with far away friends and browsing through Pinterest.

But, and it's a massive but, the product is totally let down, for me at least, by the lack of availability of apps and difficulty transferring music etc from other platforms.

When I followed the instructions to copy my music library from itunes, the idea being that this would all but replace my ipod touch, only around 3% of my music was accepted by the Kindle (I still don't know why - it wasn't a memory issue). And I couldn't transfer movies so I'm stuck watching what Love Film tells me I can watch.

Even worse was not being able to have all the apps I wanted that are available on Apple and Android platforms. BBC iplayer is brilliant on the Kindle because of the sound and picture quality, but there is no 4OD, no ITV Player, no Sky Go which is limiting.

I've lost track of the number of times I've seen an app mentioned in a magazine article, gone to try and download it on the Kindle and discovered it's not available.

All of which means that instead of becoming what it was supposed to be become: a replacement for other gadgets, it's become another gadget to add to the pile.
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I am very glad these are now available in the UK. I got one using xmas money from a British eBay seller that had bought some from America. I went the extra mile to get the 8.9" version because of what I would use it for, it is definitely worth it if you are an avid video watcher as the bigger screen makes all the difference. I think it is a good size for a tablet it's not too big and heavy yet also not too small that you want to bring it closer.

As for the tablet itself, it gets 4 stars. The screen is brilliant, the sound is also very impressive, they don't understate that. There is a little distortion at full volume but taking it down 2 notches takes that away without it being much quieter, then if you put it on a flat surface like a table the volume will be louder and fuller again. Web browsing is perfectly fine apart from skipping vids streamed from the net, expect Silk to stop responding a few times if you keep trying.

Battery life is excellent, I have an external battery as I travel a lot but I haven't had to use it so far. Reading is a joy on the Kindle Fire and I would definitely say it is the best tablet for this, amazon developed the eReader after all. Watching movies is really top quality on this, so too is listening to music.

As for using it, it's dead simple. The offers are very easy to just ignore (buy the no offers one if you want). It doesn't take much explaining and does everything you need it to. Some people whine that they have to press the screen a few more times to get somewhere, big deal it only takes a few seconds and of course the effort is exhausting. There aren't many apps, amazon has the smallest app store so far.
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