Most people still thinks Amazon Kindles as the same to those little monochrome holiday companions that are only good for reading ebooks alone. Welcome you to the new generation my friend. You should know that the Amazon Kindle Fire HD is a completely different thingamabob. The Kindle Fire is not just focused on the very specific job of downloading and reading electronic books, this is an all-purpose tablet that serves as a window onto Amazon’s wider multimedia world – films, music, apps and games are all included in the Kindle Fire HD’s remit.
Amazon’s New Kindle Fire has an advanced 7″ display where the screen is intense, luminously clear and not to mention the graphics that are crisp, smooth and brings your content to life. High definition touchscreen display gives rich HD video, stunningly vivid photos and crisp, detailed text.
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 of 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 overhead light. More to that, it shows the same deep contrast and rich, detailed color when viewed at any angle.
Innovative features that makes Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD unique:
- X-Ray for Movies – Explore your favorite characters and actors at a touch. Kindle Fire HD uses the power of IMDb to bring Amazon’s exclusive X-Ray service to movies. How? Simply tap on any scene to instantly see which actors are currently on screen, jump straight to other movies in which they star, and more.
- Whispersync for Movies – Start streaming a movie on Kindle Fire HD, pause, then resume watching straight from the same scene on your TV. Whispersync remembers your last scene watched across all your apps and devices, this will avoid the frustration of having to find your spot.
- 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. You can instantly find chapters and locations that mention ideas, characters, and important places, as well as background info, biographies, and more from Shelfari and Wikipedia.
- Whispersync for Books – Kindle Fire HD uses Amazon’s Whispersync technology to automatically sync your library, last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across all your devices. Kindle reading apps are also available for phones, tablets, PCs, and Macs, you can keep the story going wherever you are.
- Experience Immersion Reading – With Immersion Reading, the Kindle Fire HD can now synchronize Kindle text with companion Audible audiobooks with real-time highlighting to create a more immersive reading experience, as well as deepen learning and comprehension. There are almost 15,000 Kindle books and 15,000 companion Audible audiobooks across a wide array of genres are available.
- Whispersync for Voice – Now you don’t have to put a good book down, even if you’re cooking, running or commuting. With Whispersync for Voice, you can seamlessly switch between listening to the Audible audiobook and reading the companion Kindle book right where you left off. How? Read more about it here.
- Whispersync for Games – GameCircle titles with Whispersync automatically store your progress in the cloud, so you’ll never lose an unlocked level or saved game, even if you delete the game from your device.
- Absolutely stunning, and incomparably terrific image quality (like really awesome compared to other Tablets)
- Seamless and flawless integration with Amazon’s ecosystem
- Perfect for parents ( can create a profile for each of their children and choose what books, apps, games and videos they want to give their kids access to for parental control)
- The device feels nice and solid and has rubberized backing is always nice for added grip.
- The sound from the speakers is very impressive, which is really better than you would get from more expensive devices, very crisp and clean
- Kindle Fire HD has state-of-the-art dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi for over 35% faster speeds – in other words: SUPER FAST WIFI!!!
- And MOSTLY, offers a lot for the money; it’s full of ambitious features; it really does provide super-convenient access to a lot of things you can enjoy.
- Does not come with a charger and it takes hours to charge via USB. One good thing though is that if you have an iPad, you can use its USB charging plug and it works great.
- Amazon needs more apps, badly. This tablet would be very useful though if all you want is books, video, web browsing, email, and calendar. It does all this perfectly. But more choices would be nice.
- Lack of all the Google Play apps available on the Kindle. But you can find out how to add apps that are not available in the Amazon store. It is pretty easy to do and works very well with the apps that have been tried.
Overall, if you travel a lot, want your amazon content, and do basic email/web/calendar, etc… this device is totally perfect for you. Great job Amazon! Click here to buy.
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