Kindle Fire HD 8.9", Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 32 GB
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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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My replacement has not suffered the same fate I am pleased to say and I use it for hours each day, surfing the net, reading books, playing games etc.
I have found lately that the silk browser has been locking up and closing and slowing to an absolute crawl each evening sometimes this is solved by clearing the cookies and switching off and on ( that old favourite!) But not always.
This is incredibly frustrating as I sit here watching the ipads and nexus that my family members have surfing away with no problems what so ever .
I run an anti virus which tells me all is well and it seems to be late evening that this problem raises its ugly head so I am at a loss.as to what it is playing at ( funnily enough it seems to be particularly prone to closing unexpectedly when shopping on Amazon, trying to look at product details, which is costing them money in lost business!!!)
I still love it dearly though and when things run smoothly it is phenomenal, but like everything it is when it is not doing as it should that I notice it more.
I love the nice blog, bright screen that makes things nice and clear ( so good I very often use with without my glasses- it really is that good)
I love the capabilities of it from movies to email and the thousands of books I can have in my bag when I have this with me, I would recommend this to others but silk is not the best browser and it would be better if it used a better one because the problems I have encountered would be solved.
If you are looking for a full and free Android tablet do not choose this. Probably fine as a family tablet but not for the serious....'I want to do the latest and anything possible' type of user.
Generally apps are limited and older versions, and I suspect you might wait a long while for latest versions, unlike my Android phone which is constantly updating.
Example; I bought it because I wanted to use Spotify largely as an occasional 'free' user. I find the version on here is over a year old and only works if you have a Spotify premium account. On a more annoying level is the lack of Flash Player support in the browser that I keep coming up against.
If you want to shop and do basic browsing and apps it's probably fine. If you are a Lovefilm Instant subscriber (as I am) it's a decent device with the 8.9" screen, but it definitely has limitations that most might find annoying.
I set it up for her and it seems an ok device, but as a user of all different tablets, have to say it is just not in the same league as the iPad Mini or the Nexus tablets.
My money would be on one of those devices, IF you are new to tablets or if you are fed up of the limitations of the Fire.
You cannot sensibly personalize the Kindle. i.e. You cannot select wallpaper / themes etc.
There is far too much Amazon advertising and it is easy to accidentally buy stuff from Amazon.
It is quite slow to operate.
The book reader is good, but is aimed at novels; I have not yet found a non fiction book available that I would like to read.
The music player does not integrate fully. If you are listening to music in the background, there are no quick music controls especially once the screen has gone to sleep.
It is not supplied with a charger and you cannot charge it from a computers USB port.
Otherwise I like it.
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.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Bought for my mother who has basic IT skills. She has taken to it like a duck to water. Really good buyPublished 7 months ago by Jane Turley
It keeps glitching all the time. at the moment it has switched itself off and will NOT switch on, I dont know what to do. Read morePublished 15 months ago by MRS S NELSON
I have had my Fire HD 8.9 for around 2 years and its great for reading, listening to music and watching movies etc. Its internet browsing is a different story though. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Caro R