Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ ships early, 4G LTE version available next week


Amazon’s 8.9″ Kindle Fire HD has shipped several days earlier than it was supposed to. The original 20 November date has been bumped up by a few days, though the 4G LTE version of the device will still only become available next week.

Amazon Kindle vice president Dave Limp said in a press release “Kindle Fire HD has been Amazon’s best-selling product worldwide since launch, and that was before we even started shipping the best tablet we’ve ever built. With the holiday season upon us, we’re excited to make our $299 Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ available early.”

The 8.9″ Kindle Fire HD features a 1920 x 1200 display (254ppi), a Texas Instruments OMAP 4470 processor and has an advertised 10 hour battery life as well as a front-facing HD camera.

The model currently on sale is priced a $299 (R2,700) and the 4G LTE device on pre-order at the moment is priced at $499 (R4,500).

Source: CNET


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