Amazon Announces Kindle Fire HD, HD 8.9″, & Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon announced two new product lines: The Kindle Fire HD series and the Kindle Paperwhites. The Kindle Fire HD  has three models, each with two sizes – the 7″ HD, the 8.9″ HD, and the 8.9″ HD 4G.

Below, I’ll have a quick breakdown of the new features for both product-lines. I will post another article in more detail when we get one in hands.

The Kindle Fire HD series feature higher resolution screens than their predecessor, as well as faster processors, more memory, and “exclusive” Dolby audio.


Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite series features higher screen resolution, better contrast on the screens, and a custom light E-Ink display.



Here is a quick breakdown of the Amazon Kindle Fire Family:

Kindle Fire Family
Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ Kindle Fire HD Kindle Fire
$499.00 $299.00 $199.00 $159.00
Screen Size 8.9″ 7″ 7″
Display Technology HD LCD HD LCD LCD
Resolution/Pixel Density 1920×1200,
up to 1080p HD
up to 720p HD
Audio Dolby Audio
dual stereo speakers
Dolby Audio
dual-driver stereo speakers
Stereo speakers

Dual-band,dual-antenna Wi-Fi

Dual-band,dual-antenna Wi-Fi
Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi Wi-Fi
Storage 16GB or 32GB on Wi-Fi device
32GB or 64GB on 4G device
Plus free cloud storage for all Amazon content
16GB or 32GB on devicePlus free cloud storage for all Amazon content 8GB on devicePlus free cloud storage for all Amazon content
Dimensions 9.45″ x 6.5″ x 0.35″ 7.6″ x 5.4″ x 0.4″ 7.44″ x 4.72″ x 0.45″
Weight 20 oz 13.9 oz 14.1 oz
Processor Dual-core,
1.5GHz OMAP 4470
1.2GHz OMAP 4460
1.2GHz OMAP 4430
Battery Life 11 hours
continuous use
8.5 hours
continuous use



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​Shane is the founder and Technical Editor-in-Chief here at That's It Guys. He enjoys Star Trek, 80s and 90s action movies, and everything tech related. Shane is highly skilled with computer hardware, software, and electronics.