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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7″ And 8.9″ Pre-Orders Starts Now In Over 170 Countries, Ships Out June 13th

Amazon’s Android tablets, the Kindle Fire HD 7″ And 8.9″, have been available in the United States and select countries worldwide for quite some time now. The company is currently expanding the presence of these devices by opening pre-orders today in more than 170 countries. The devices will start shipping out on June 13.

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While it’s true that the worldwide release comes a little bit late it is still welcome news for people wanting to order these devices living in other parts of the world. The 7 inch Kindle HD was first released in September of last year in the United States with releases in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Japan made before the end of 20 12. The availability of Amazon services will vary per location however owners will more than likely be able to download and buy Amazon apps once they receive their devices.

Some of the features of both Amazon Kindle HD devices include

  • Stunning customized HD display with in-plane switching, Advanced True Wide polarizing filter and customized laminated touch sensor for 25% less glare with rich color and deep contrast from any viewing angle; ideal for movies, apps, and gaming.
  • Custom Dolby audio and dual stereo speakers for crisp, rich sound.
  • The most popular apps and games.
  • Ultra-fast web browsing and streaming with built-in dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi.
  • Front-facing HD camera for taking photos or making video calls.
  • Exceptional battery life—Kindle Fire HD gets over 10 hours of battery life.
  • Easy-to-use e-mail, calendar, and contacts for work or home, including Gmail, Hotmail, Exchange, and more.
  • Amazon-exclusive features like, Whispersync for Voice and Whispersync for Games.
  • “Buy Once, Read Everywhere” with the free Kindle app available on the largest number of platforms so customers can use their Kindle books on any of their devices.
  • Amazon’s top-rated, world-class customer service.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7” Technical Specifications

  • Display: 7-inch screen, 1280px x 800px (supports 720p “HD” resolution)
  • Multitouch: 10-point
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • CPU: Dual Core TI OMAP4 (4460) HS, 1.2 GHz
  • GPU: Imagination PowerVR
  • Camera: 1.3 megapixels front facing
  • WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth: BT 3.0 + EDR (HID and A2DP profiles only)
  • Software: Based on Android 4.0.3, API level 15

Amazon Kindle HD 8.9” Technical Specifications

  • Display:8.9-inch screen, 1920px x 1200px (supports 1080p “HD” resolution)
  • Multitouch: 10-point
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • CPU: Dual Core TI OMAP4 (4470) HS, 1.5 GHz
  • GPU: Imagination PowerVR
  • Camera: 1.3 megapixels front facing
  • WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth: BT 3.0 + EDR (HID and A2DP profiles only)
  • Software: Based on Android 4.0.3, API level 15

The 8.9 inch model has an advantage over the 7 inch model in terms of display size and resolution as well in the processor used. If you want to have a device that supports 1080p HD resolution then the 8.9 inch model is for you otherwise the 720p resolution of the 7 inch model is just fine.

The 7 inch model will sell for $214 while the 8,9 inch model will sell for $284.

via amazon