Amazon introduces three HD Kindle Fire models with varying screen sizes and features

September 6, 2012 | by Natesh Sood

Amazon Tablets, Android Devices, Tablets


Amazon held a press conference today in which expanding the Kindle Fire line of devices was the main occasion.  Amazon plans to compete directly with the Nexus 7 and other tablets such as the iPad by offering devices with various screen sizes and features.  For this post, we will be discussing the Amazon Kindle Fire HD in the 7 inch model, 8.9 inch model, and the 8.9 inch 4G LTE model.

To begin, the 7 inch model offers a 7 inch HD 1280×800 resolution display, 16GB of on board memory, 11 hours of battery life, front facing camera, dual-core OMAP processor, WiFi, and bluetooth.  The Kindle Fire HD 7 inch model costs $199 and will begin shipping on September 14th.  For individuals who wish to pre-order the device, it is currently available for pre-order through Amazon.

The 8.9 inch model features the same internal hardware, but offers a 8.9 inch 1920 x 1200 resolution HD display.  In terms of pricing, it will be available for $299 and launches on November 20.

Arguably the most interesting tablet Amazon unveiled today is the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G  model.  While that is a long title to type, each word conveys some important detail.  It retains the same HD display found on the 8.9 inch model, but throws in 4G LTE capabilities.  For $49.99 a year, users have access to 250MB of high-speed 4G LTE data from AT&T.  In addition, the device comes with 32GB of on board memory and will costs $499 when it launches on November 20.

All three devices are available for pre-order starting today, but the latter two will not begin shipping until November 20.