While we expected Amazon to axe its previous generation slates, the Kindle Fire HD has been incorporated into the latest lineup with a new design and various fresh features. Like the HDX series, this addition also runs on Fire OS 3.0 Mojito which sadly, isn’t available for last year’s 8.9-inch slate.
The new Kindle Fire HD has been given a revamped design to blend in with the latest lineup. The tablet is lighter than its predecessor weighing 345 grams and it’s slimmer as well, having a thickness of 10.6mm. You’ll get the usual entertainment features with the slate, including dual stereo speakers with Dolby audio. With Fire OS 3.0 Mojito onboard, the device will provide access to various new features.
They include the Mayday button for on-device technical support, Second Screen for streaming content on TVs, 1-Tap Archive to free up space by storing unwanted files to the cloud, and a lot more. The platform also comes with enterprise support which comprises of data encryption, Kerberos authentication and access to secure as well as corporate Wi-FI networks via a VPN client.
Key specifications of the new Kindle Fire HD:
– Display: 7-inch anti-glare 1280 x 800p IPS touchscreen with 216ppi
– Processor: Dual core 1.5GHz CPU with PowerVR graphics
– RAM: 1GB
– Storage: 8GB and 16GB
– Connectivity: Wi-Fi b/g/n, USB 2.0
– Battery: Up to 10 hours of mixed usage
Price and availability
The new Kindle Fire HD is available for pre-order on the company’s website. The 8GB model is priced at $139, while 16GB of memory will cost you $169. These rates are with special offers and the ad-free versions are tagged at $154 and $184, respectively. Deliveries will commence on October 2.