Nikhil SubramaniamJun 15, 2013 12:42:16 IST
Amazon has announced the sale of Kindle Fire HD tablets in India. Both the 8.9-inch version and the 7-inch version of the tablet will be available through the company’s India website, Amazon.in, from June 27. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is priced at Rs 21,999, while the smaller tablet is priced at Rs 15,999. The company had earlier announced the Amazon Appstore for India.
The 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD has a full HD IPS display with a 1920 x 1200 resolution, while the 7-inch tablet gets a 1280 x 800 resolution display. Both tablets come with the laminated touch sensor that Amazon says reduces glare from overhead lights. The tablets will also feature Advanced True Wide polarizing filters that help improve viewing angles. The 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core TI-OMAP4470 processor and a PowerVR SGX544 GPU, along with 1GB of RAM. The 7-inch version gets the TI-OMAP4460 dual-core processor, which is clocked at 1.2GHz. It also has a PowerVR SGX540 and 1GB of RAM.
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is available for Rs 21,999
The Kindle Fire HD duo comes with dual-band Wi-Fi and can automatically switch between the 2.4GHz network and the less-crowded 5GHz network. The tablets are available in 16 or 32GB versions. In addition, users get free unlimited storage on Amazon Cloud. All digital content purchased through Amazon is automatically backed up in the Amazon Cloud's Worry-Free Archive for access anytime. In addition, the tablets get HDMI-out ports and Bluetooth support.
Both tablets get 1.3 megapixel front-facing cameras that can be used for the custom Skype app for Kindle Fire HD. The biggest upside to getting Amazon’s tablets is the the large selection of digital content, including millions of books, and a sizeable collection of apps and games. The Amazon Appstore gives away one paid app for free every day. Amazon says both tablets should be able to stay powered on for 10 hours on a single charge.
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