Available in 6” or 7” and in five fun color choices, the new Fire HD
is powerful and portable—vivid HD display with over 1 million pixels,
fast quad-core processor, incredibly reliable design, front and
rear-facing cameras, Dolby Digital Audio, and more
Includes Fire OS 4 “Sangria” which adds hundreds of new features and
platform enhancements, including Family Library, Profiles, and ASAP—plus
access to over 33 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, and Android
apps and games
Family Library lets family members easily share apps, games,
audiobooks, books, and Prime Instant Video content, even if they use
different Amazon accounts
Unlimited cloud storage for all photos taken with Fire HD’s front and
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 17, 2014--
(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon today introduced the new Fire HD, featuring a
quad-core processor, front and rear-facing cameras, an HD display,
incredible reliability, and a world-class ecosystem of exclusive
features, services, and content. The new Fire HD tablets are available
in two sizes—6” for $99 and 7” for $139—and five color choices: black,
white, cobalt, magenta, and citron.
Fire HD (Photo: Business Wire)
“Fire HD is the most powerful tablet under $100,” said Jeff Bezos,
Amazon.com Founder and CEO. “The new Fire HD features a stunning HD
display, quad-core processor, Dolby Digital Audio, front and rear-facing
cameras, incredible reliability, and Amazon’s unmatched content
ecosystem—all supported by Amazon customer service.”
Fire HD delivers a world-class entertainment experience—with over 33
million movies, TV shows, songs, books, and Android apps and games, as
well as exclusive features like X-Ray, ASAP, Second Screen, and Amazon
FreeTime, Fire HD is great for watching movies, playing games, reading
books, listening to music, and more.
Fire HD features:
High-definition display—Crisp and vivid with over 1 million
pixels (252 ppi for 6”, 216 ppi for 7”), now brighter than the
previous generation Kindle Fire HD, with vibrant colors and whiter
Ultrafast quad-core processor—Running at up to 1.5 GHz, the
quad-core processor has 3x the graphics performance of the Samsung Tab
4—Fire HD can run even the most graphically intensive games.
Front and rear-facing cameras—Video chat with friends and
family with the front facing camera; take photos or capture videos in
1080p full HD with the rear-facing camera, with free, unlimited cloud
storage for all photos taken on new Fire devices.
Pocketable design—Small and portable so it fits in a pocket or
purse and is easy to hold with one hand.
Incredible reliability—With a Gorilla Glass display and a
design that is engineered for best-in-class reliability, you don’t
have to worry about Fire HD breaking. Many other tablets cut corners
on reliability—in lab testing they are anywhere from 2x to 20x more
likely than Fire HD to break if dropped. Even the iPad mini is 2x more
likely to break.
Five fun colors—Fire HD is available in black, white, cobalt,
magenta, and citron.
Profiles give everyone a personalized experience—With Profiles,
each family member gets their own profile, including individual email,
Facebook and Twitter accounts, page in the book, spot in a movie, and
Family Library—Never again worry about whose account has the
Prime membership or who bought that book you want to read. Family
Library links your Amazon account to that of your spouse or partner so
you can easily share apps, games, audiobooks, books, and Prime Instant
Video content within your household without changing accounts. Family
Library lets families share their content while using a single Fire
tablet with different profiles, or also across multiple devices,
including Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, Fire phone, and Amazon Fire
TV, as well as on all of the other most popular devices and platforms
with the free Kindle, Audible, and Amazon Instant Video apps. Family
Library will be coming soon as part of a free, over-the-air software
ASAP (Advanced Streaming and Prediction)—Customers loved it on
Amazon Fire TV, so now available on tablets by popular demand, ASAP
predicts which movies and TV episodes you’ll want to watch and
prepares them for instant playback before you even hit play, so they
Amazon-exclusive features—X-Ray, Second Screen, Amazon
FreeTime, Prime Instant Video Downloads, and more.
Dolby Digital Plus Audio—The standard in high-end audio. Fire
HD delivers crisp and clear sound without distortion.
All-day battery life—Delivers up to 8 hours of reading,
listening to music, watching video, and browsing the web.
Stay connected and productive—Fast web browsing, email and
calendar support, plus a new pre-loaded WPS Office app lets you
create, edit, and view Office documents.
World’s best content ecosystem—Over 33 million movies, TV
shows, songs, books, magazines, and Android apps and games—including
Facebook, Netflix, iHeartRadio, Twitter, Angry Birds Stella,
Minecraft: Pocket Edition, and more—with free, unlimited cloud storage
for all Amazon content.
Also available for the Fire HD are new accessories, including a new
protective cover that is available in six colors and can stand in both
portrait and landscape orientations, as well as a series of adapters
that allow you to connect Fire HD to an HDTV, monitor, or mass storage
device via HDMI, VGA or USB.
The new Fire HD is available for pre-order starting today for $99 for 6”
and $139 for 7” and will begin shipping in October. Visit www.amazon.com/fire-hd
to learn more.
To learn more about the hundreds of new features and updates in Fire OS
4 “Sangria,” visit www.amazon.com/fire-os.
In addition to the new Fire HD 6 and Fire HD 7, Amazon also today
introduced the new Fire HD Kids Edition and the new Fire HDX 8.9. To
learn more about the Fire HD Kids Edition, visit www.amazon.com/kids-edition-tablet.
To learn more about the new Fire HDX 8.9 and many of the features above,
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