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The Kindle 8GB Fire HD 7" Tablet features the Fire OS 3.0 Mojito operating system and a 7" HD 1280 x 800 multi-touch display. The tablet supports multitasking and seamless app to app transitions as well, thanks to its 1GB of RAM and a fast 1.5GHz dual-core processor. This model also provides 8GB of flash storage capacity and 5GB of free cloud storage. You can use the tablet for a variety of entertainment and work applications. It also has a parent mode, which makes it great for kids. You can use the tablet to send your tablet display content to your TV screen as well.
For connectivity, the Kindle Fire HD features dual-band, single-antenna Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, which gives you access to the Internet from anywhere there's a Wi-Fi hotspot or from your home wireless network. It also provides Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR wireless technology with support for A2DP. You can use Bluetooth to connect peripheral devices and stream music to Bluetooth speakers. The tablet is equipped with a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 10 hours for all day entertainment. Other features include IVONA's award-winning natural language text-to-speech voice function and Whispersync technology.
The Kindle Fire HD features a 1280 x 800 high-definition display with over one million pixels that translates to 216 pixels per inch (ppi). It also provides a wide viewing angle thanks to the combination of IPS (in-plane switching) technology, an advanced polarizing filter and anti-glare technology.
The Kindle Fire HD is over 60% faster than the previous generation Kindle Fire thanks to its fast 1.5GHz dual-core processor and Imagination PowerVR 3D graphics core that ensures games and video run smoothly as well.
Longer Battery Life
The Kindle Fire HD battery lasts longer than the previous generation Kindle Fire. It lasts up to 10 hours when reading, surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music.
Kindle Fire HD features a smaller bezel, cleaner lines and optimized button placements. The streamlined design makes the Kindle Fire HD easy to hold, so you can get lost in your viewing experience.
Custom Dolby Audio
Kindle Fire HD uses the power of Dolby Digital Plus to create a high-quality audio experience. Dolby Digital Plus includes technology that adjusts volume, creates virtual surround sound and delivers easier-to-understand dialogue in movies and TV shows. Kindle Fire HD is designed to automatically optimize the audio profile based on what you're doing (with or without headphones), such as watching a movie or listening to music.
Parents Love Kindle FreeTime
Kindle FreeTime is free on every new Kindle Fire. It allows parents to create a profile for each of their children and choose what books, apps, games and videos they want to give their kids access to. They can also set daily limits for tablet use, or restrict certain categories - like games and video - while leaving unlimited time for reading. When kids use Kindle FreeTime, it's like they have their very own personalized tablet.
Kids Love Kindle FreeTime Unlimited
Kindle FreeTime Unlimited is the first-ever all-in-one subscription that brings together kid-friendly books, games, educational apps, movies and TV shows - all the types of content that kids and parents love. From just $2.99 per month, enjoy unlimited access to content from Disney, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street, PBS and more.
Light & Durable
Weighing just 12.2 ounces, Kindle Fire HD is lightweight and comfortable to hold in one hand. It is also designed to stand up to accidental bumps and scrapes. The display is 20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic, so you can let your child play without worry.
Fire OS 3.0 Mojito
Kindle Fire tablets are powered by Fire OS 3.0 Mojito, which starts with Android and adds cloud services, a content-forward user interface, built-in media libraries, productivity apps, and low-level platform enhancements to integrate downloadable digital content and improve performance for Kindle Fire tablets.
Faster Access to Apps & Info
Fire OS 3.0 includes an enhanced, content-first home screen that allows users to easily switch between viewing their recent content and apps in Carousel View or favorites in Grid View. The Quick Switch feature uses a side swipe gesture to easily move between multiple apps or individual content items without navigating home.
Easier Content Management
The 1-Tap Archive frees up space on your Kindle Fire by identifying items that have not been used recently and offering a 1-tap option to quickly move them to your cloud for later retrieval. Optimized Download ensures the performance of the app you are using isn't impacted by background download activity.
Blind and visually impaired customers can leverage improved accessibility tools such as Screen Reader, Explore by Touch and Screen Magnifier. Screen Reader features IVONA's award-winning natural language text-to-speech voice engine.
Fast Silk Web Browser
Silk is a cloud-optimized web browser, exclusive to Kindle Fire. The integrated version is faster and packed with features. Reading View removes all unnecessary images and other website clutter for a clean, easy-to-read version of the site. A left panel menu makes the browser easier to navigate. And Silk's redesigned content pages - Most Visited, Bookmarks, Trending Now and others - make it easier to find and access web content.
All Your Personal E-Mail
The e-mail app on Kindle Fire makes sending mail, viewing attachments, grouping conversations by subject, and syncing contacts simple. The app provides full support for the world's most popular e-mail providers like Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo!, AOL and more.
Fast, Powerful Wi-Fi
When it comes to HD content, bandwidth is everything. Without it, you get video buffering, slow downloads and dropped connections. Kindle Fire HD solves this issue by using dual-band, single-antenna Wi-Fi. With this, you'll enjoy fewer dropped connections and faster media streaming, plus you'll be able to go further from your wireless hotspot than with other tablets. The tablet uses the 802.11 a/b/g/n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication. It does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
Facebook & Twitter
Kindle Fire tablets are fully integrated with Facebook and Twitter, making it easy to connect and share with friends and family. Sync Facebook photos, share quotes and passages straight from your book, and more.
Enjoy your favorite YouTube videos. You can easily discover, bookmark and view video content.
Enjoy & Share Photos or Video
Relive your most memorable moments in HD. The tablet's improved photo app makes it easy to view your albums or watch personal videos. And sharing your photos couldn't be easier - just tap on individual images to e-mail or to post to Facebook or Twitter.
Import & Edit Photos or Video
Kindle Fire makes it easy to keep favorite photos and personal videos close at hand. Download your albums from Facebook, or add photos and personal videos (up to 20 minutes long) to the Amazon Cloud Drive from your PC, Mac or phone. Editing on your Kindle Fire is just as easy, simply select a photo to begin editing or select from many popular apps in the Amazon Appstore.
Watch on the Big Screen
Fling movies and TV shows from your tablet to your big-screen TV using Second Screen. This feature turns your TV into the primary screen, freeing up your Kindle Fire to provide playback controls, a customized display for X-Ray, or a place to email, browse the web and more while you watch a movie. Second Screen is available for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Samsung TVs.
Access HD Games
Kindle Fire is built for the best in gaming, with tilt, turn and multi-touch controls. Enjoy best-selling HD games such as Angry Birds Star Wars II, Madden 14, Despicable Me: Minion Rush and Where's My Mickey? XL.
Better Gaming with GameCircle
Earn achievements, compare scores with friends, or take on the world with global leaderboards. GameCircle titles with Whispersync automatically store your progress in the cloud, so you'll never lose an unlocked level or saved game, even if you delete it from your device.
Your Favorite Apps
Kindle Fire gives you instant access to the most popular free and best-selling apps to help you stay productive or be entertained. Available apps include Netflix, HBO GO, Facebook, Hulu Plus, Pinterest, The Weather Channel, Evernote, Mint and much more.
The Best Movies & TV
Rent or purchase the biggest new releases and most popular titles from every major movie studio and TV network including Warner, Fox, Sony, Disney, Lionsgate, MGM, Universal, Paramount and more. Stream instantly over Wi-Fi or download to enjoy later.
X-Ray for Movies & TV
Kindle Fire uses the power of IMDb to bring the exclusive X-Ray service to movies and TV shows. Simply tap on any scene to instantly see which actors are currently on screen, jump to other movies in which they star, learn the names of songs as they play, see trivia questions and answers, and explore character backstories.
Low Book Prices
Shop the Kindle Store for millions of books, newspapers and magazines. Over a million titles are available at $4.99 or less. Over 1,700,000 titles are available at $9.99 or less.
Share with Friends on Goodreads
Find your next favorite book. The world's largest e-reading community can connect with the world's largest community of book lovers. Join over 20 million other readers and see what your friends are reading, share highlights and rate the books you read with Goodreads on Kindle.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present and future print-edition purchases will soon allow you to buy the Kindle edition for $2.99, $1.99, $0.99 or free.
With Text-to-Speech, Kindle Fire can read English-language content out loud to you, when available from the publisher.
Textbooks for Less
College is expensive, but textbooks don't have to be. Save up to 80% when you rent and up to 50% when you buy Kindle eTextbooks. Just because you carry a heavy college course load doesn't mean you need to carry a heavy textbook load too. You can also study smarter with features like X-Ray for Textbooks and Notebook.
Vibrant HD Magazines
The Kindle Fire's improved interactive magazine experience allows you to start reading in just a few seconds with access to any back issue at any time on the cloud. Plus, all Kindle Magazines come with a 30-day free trial.
Exclusive Kindle Titles
Hundreds of thousands of Kindle exclusive titles that you won't be able to find anywhere else, including books by best-selling authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, Ian Fleming, Oliver Pötzsch and Clive Barker.
With Immersion Reading, the Kindle Fire can synchronize Kindle text with companion Audible audiobooks with real-time highlighting to create a more immersive reading experience.
X-Ray for Books & Textbooks
Tap on any page as you read to access X-Ray, an easy way to uncover more from the books and textbooks you love. Instantly find chapters and locations that mention ideas, characters and important places, as well as background info, biographies and more from Shelfari, YouTube and Wikipedia.
Listen to Your Favorite Books
Audiobooks are great for your commute, while cooking, working out and all those other times you can listen but can't read. Audible offers tens of thousands of titles, including best sellers, romances, thrillers and more. Every book is read by a professional narrator, including leading Hollywood actors such as Jake Gyllenhaal (The Great Gatsby), Kate Winslet (Matilda) and Claire Danes (The Handmaid's Tale).
Choose to Listen or Read
With Whispersync for Voice you can switch seamlessly between reading your Kindle book and listening to the audiobook companion. Whispersync creates a virtual bookmark, so your Kindle picks up right where you left off listening. You don't have to do a thing; it's automatic.
Huge Music Selection
With over 20 million songs from thousands of artists, the Kindle Fire's digital music store brings all your favorite music to your fingertips. Music you buy on the Kindle is saved to the cloud for free, and you can play or download it anytime.
Your Music in the Cloud
Music you buy on your Kindle Fire is instantly available on all your devices - buy on your Kindle Fire and listen right away with the Cloud Player app on your phone or your computer. Or, add your entire music collection to Cloud Player and start listening as soon as your Kindle Fire arrives. Just tap Music on the home screen of your Kindle Fire to manage your collection, play your music, or download it for offline playback.
Now you can see lyrics that display line by line while you listen to many of your favorite songs. You can also explore a more immersive artist experience with more photos, videos and fun facts than ever before.
Optional Origami Case
Whether you are browsing the web at home, enjoying a movie on the plane or working while on the go, the optional Origami stand folds into landscape or portrait orientation so you can enjoy your content hands-free. The magnetized Origami panels keep your Kindle Fire securely upright for steady viewing. Thin, form-fitting, and durable, this case can be used for taking Kindle Fire wherever you go. When you are finished enjoying your content, simply close the case to put your Kindle Fire to sleep and you are good to go. The integrated magnetic closure will ensure your case stays shut while in a backpack, purse, or briefcase.
Your Work E-Mail & Docs
Kindle Fire tablets provide a robust Exchange email experience with ActiveSync, so you can check and reply to work e-mail on-the-go. View Word, Excel and PowerPoint files as well.
Kindle at the Office
Bring your Kindle Fire to the office and get the most out of your tablet. You can connect to your corporate Wi-Fi network and get on your company's intranet, download files, submit expenses and more. Take advantage of the Kindle Fire's rich selection of productivity and business apps as well.
Print from Your Tablet
Kindle Fire tablets support printing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, photos and e-mails to your home or office's wireless printer.
With Kindle Fire HD, you can stay connected whether you're at the office or away using remote VPN. Access your company's network on-the-go and keep your corporate data secure with encryption.
Kindle Fire in the Classroom
Schools can centrally manage their Kindle devices and send eBooks, apps and documents to groups of students with Whispercast for Kindle, a free online tool.
Student Engagement with Reading
Kindle excites students about reading. Students can look up definitions as they read to build their vocabulary, adjust font sizes to meet their needs, and no longer need to be discouraged by the size of a book - motivating even reluctant and struggling readers.
Perfect for Parents...
Kindle FreeTime is built from the ground up to help give parents peace of mind when it comes to tablet use. Parents can create a profile for each of their children and choose what books, apps, games and videos they want to give their kids access to. Kindle FreeTime is free on every new Kindle Fire.
...And Perfect for Kids
When kids use Kindle FreeTime, it's like they have their very own personalized tablet. The background color and fonts change to a kid-friendly design, they only see the titles that they have access to see, the home screen carousel shows their recently viewed titles, and they can even navigate visually to content based on characters or topics.
Set Screen Limits
Many parents choose to limit their kids' screen time, but doing so without the proper tools is difficult. With Kindle FreeTime, parents can set daily limits for tablet use, or restrict certain categories - like games and video - while leaving unlimited time for reading.
Content on Hundreds of Devices
The books, videos, apps, audiobooks, games and music that you buy for your Kindle Fire can also be enjoyed on Amazon apps for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, game consoles, TVs and more.
Start streaming a movie on your Kindle Fire, pause, then resume watching the same scene on your TV. Whispersync remembers how much you've watched, read, listened or played, so you can pick up right where you left off, no matter which device you are using.
Free Cloud Storage
With every Kindle Fire tablet, you get free, unlimited cloud storage for all your Amazon content, so you can rest easy knowing that you'll never lose the content you love.
Store Your Music
Import your entire music library to Cloud Player and play it wirelessly on your Kindle Fire - just tap "Music" on your homescreen to get started. Browse and search your library, create and manage playlists, play your music from the cloud, or download for offline playback. All your Amazon MP3 purchases and your first 250 imported songs are stored free in the cloud.
Store Photos & More
Don't worry about losing your photos or not having access to your important files on the go. The Kindle Fire's Cloud Drive makes storing your photos, videos, documents and other digital files in the Cloud quick and easy. Get started with 5GB of free storage, enough space to store up to 2,000 photos.
Organize your content library into Collections like "Favorite Books" and "Sports Apps" that are synchronized with your other Kindle devices and reading apps.
The Kindle Fire HD features multiple sensors including an accelerometer and a gyroscope.
Content Formats Supported
The Kindle Fire HD supports multiple file formats including: Kindle (AZW), KF8, TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible Enhanced format (AAX), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, PCM/WAVE, OGG, WAV, M4V, MP4, AAC LC/LTP, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, MKV, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, HTML5, CSS3, 3GP and VP8 (WEBM).
Kindle Fire HD is ready to use right out of the box. There's no setup, no software to install, no computer required to download content.
The tablet's additional features include: external volume controls, a built-in dual microphone, and built-in Bluetooth 4.0 to support a variety of different wireless accessories such as keyboards or controllers with support for A2DP compatible stereo headphones, headsets and speakers.