Amazon shipping Kindle Fire HD 8.9” today

November 15, 2012
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Amazon has just started shipping the Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch today. If you've been waiting to get yours, you shall not have to wait much longer, as it should be in your hands within the next couple of days. If you haven't ordered one, you can do so on Amazon. However, if you are waiting for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch with 4G, you are going to have to wait until next week.


The Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch with Wi-Fi is available to order right now for $299. The tablet will also be available at Best Buy starting tomorrow, and other retailers such as Staples and Radio Shack in the coming weeks. As you can probably guess based on the HD in the name, the tablet comes with a 1920 X 1080 resolution, which should look quite solid on an 8.9-inch screen. It also comes with a 1.5Ghz dual-core processor.

If you're waiting for the 4G version, you will only have to wait until November 20 to grab one. The 4G tablet will start at $499. Amazon is also offering a data package that is $49 for the first year, which is pretty insane when you compare it the cost of most data plans. Of course, that's only for the first year, and it will go up after that.

Amazon's Kindle Fire has been making some serious waves in the tablet market, and with the launch of the 8.9-inch HD model, it should keep that going. Of course, the one drawback to Amazon's tablets is that do not have access to Google Play, so you are limited to Amazon's App Store. Either way, if you are looking for an ultra high-end tablet, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch might be one for you, and you can finally get your hands on one.


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  • Samuel

    The Amazon App Store is fine. It has all the apps I care about. I’m not sure what the writer means by “having to use” the Amazon Appstore…? Other than sheer numbers (of mostly filler), what is better about Google Play?

    Beyond apps, Amazon’s selection of Video and Books is much, much better. Also, Amazon has promotions that give you the digital version of the movie when you buy the DVD. So I can order the movie, get the DVD in two days, and start watching the movie immediately on the tablet (or any other screen).