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Kindle Fire HD Specs

The Kindle Fire HD is the new tablet from Amazon and it really is a hell of a good one! While many still call it the Kindle Fire 2, we will slowly begin erasing that name and replacing it with the official one. The Kindle Fire HD is available from Amazon for $199 for a 16 GB model.
Kindle Fire HD Features and Specs:

  •  A 1280x800 HD display. 
    • Polarizing filters 
    • Anti-glare technology
    • Rich color and depth
  • Dolby audio with dual-driver stereo speaker
  • The Kindle Fire HD is also the first tablet ever with dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi. This makes the tablet 40% faster at downloading and streaming (compared to iPad 3)
  • Features a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor along with an Imagination PowerVR 3D graphics core 
  • Comes with over 22 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, books, audiobooks, and popular apps and games such as Facebook, Netflix, Twitter, HBO GO, Pandora, and Angry Birds Space
  • Integrated support for Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo! and more, as well as Exchange calendar, contacts, and email

  • Free Skype video calls with front-facing HD camera
  • Free unlimited cloud storage for all your Amazon content
  • Includes special offers and sponsored screensavers.
  • Kindle FreeTime - a personalized tablet experience just for kids. Set daily screen limits, and give access to appropriate content for each child. Free on every Kindle Fire HD. Coming next month
  • Prime Instant Video - unlimited, instant streaming of thousands of popular movies and TV shows
  • Kindle Owners' Lending Library - Kindle owners can choose from more than 180,000 books to borrow for free with no due dates, including over 100 current and former New York Times best sellers and all 7 Harry Potter books.

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The purpose of this page is to keep you updated to rumors and news on the Amazon Kindle Fire 2 specs and features as they come. We will keep this page updated constantly to make sure you get the latest news about the specs on the Kindle Fire 2 device. Remember to come back every now and then to check for updates.

New information on the Kindle Fire 2 specs:
  • Different models - from 7 inch tablet to 8.9 inch version (mostly confirmed)
  • Metal casing, yet slimmer than the previous Kindle Fire (confirmed)
  • Resolution of 1280 x 800 with ppi of  216 (mostly confirmed)
  • New battery supplier (a huge improvement to the first KF - confirmed)
  • Faster OS (still a forked version of Android - confirmed)
  • Better User Interface (confirmed)
  • Physical volume buttons (confirmed)
  • Camera on the back (possible, but still a rumor)
  • SD Card support (possible, but till a rumor)
  • A back camera (rumor)

Kindle Fire 2 VS the new Nook Tablet?

While we wait for the 6th of September for the Amazon press conference to see what the Kindle Fire 2 might be like and when it will be in sale let us see what the other companies are up to. Lets us start with Barnes & Noble and their latest rumored tablet device. We already told you that Barnes & Noble are opening their digital bookstore in the UK but it is unknown when their eReaders will be available.
Amazon on the other hand will beat them to the UK market by making their kindles available there much sooner. The Nook tablet is also seriously outdated and Barnes & Noble probably feels the heat rising each day.. Perhaps the fact that they are in Amazon's shadow all the time is what is forcing them to leak the news of the new Nook tablet which is meant to rival the Kindle Fire 2. So what is this new Nook tablet supposed to be like? Well as you might expect there isn't a lot of information available about this new Nook tablet but even when analyzing the information that was leaked it seems that Amazon wins the Kindle Fire 2 vs the new Nook tablet battle. We are told by CNET that Barnes & Noble will be releasing an affordable tablet this September or early October which will compete with the Kindle Fire 2, Nexus 7 and the rumored iPad Mini. This device is said to be slimmer but have much better parts bellow the hood that the previous device. Like the Kindle Fire 2 it will run on a custom version of Android and perhaps come in several sizes with the 7 inch model being the focus of interest at the moment. Wanna make some nice pocket money for filling out surveys about the products you use and love? Click here to get started! Meanwhile Apple is busy with their legal law suits and trying to ban Samsung from the USA (most of their phones and tablets that is). Apple won the legal law suit in the USA and Samsung was ordered to pay over 1 billion dollars to compensate for the damages. Apple will try to increase this fine to as much as 3 billion dollars and also make the court issue a ban on some of Samsung's devices which contain the stolen patents. Samsung on the other hand can also have their own say in the matter and they might be even able to win a new trial because of the mistakes and the controversial statements made by the members of the jury who only took three days to reach a decisions in one the largest legal cases of this nature in the past decades. It is a good thing that Amazon does their own thing and doesn't have problems like Samsung. The Kindle Fire 2 could profit nicely from this legal argument if it lasts long enough. Still, things are going great for Apple and extra money will surely come in handy for the production and advertising costs of their upcoming iPhone 5 and the iPad Mini which is rumored to come in October. Let us hope the Kindle Fire 2 will be selling like crazy by the time Apple even starts selling their new low-end tablet! Btw I make $800 biweekly just by writing on blogs like this one. You can learn how with this easy system if you think you have what it takes!

Kindle Fire HD Cases - Top 3 Design Choices

Before we get on with the Kindle Fire HD Cases analysis, I would like to say that the past week we have been busy comparing and reviewing the Kindle Fire HD with all of its serious competition. The results of our review you can find in the following articles:
  • Kindle Fire HD 7" vs Nexus 7
  • Kindle Fire HD 8.9" vs iPad 3
  • Kindle Fire HD series vs Kobo Arc
 But let us take the time today to talk about a different subject that may interest those who already bought their Kindle Fire HD or are planning on getting one and are just searching for some nice accessories. Surely we all need a nice Kindle Fire HD Case to go along with our device and choosing the one is always a matter of personal taste. I would like to single out the following three Kindle Fire HD cases and soon I will tell you why.

The Onyx Black Kindle Fire HD 7" Case


 This is an official Amazon accessory and it seems to be selling great! I had a look at some of the images online that users have posted and I must agree that this Kindle Fire HD Case does look great. You know what they say about black - it is simple, elegant and stylish while remaining young and playful. I quite like this case and I might get it with my Kindle Fire HD 8.9" (there is a version for this size as well). What do you think about it?

Verso Prologue Antique Case for the Kindle Fire HD 7"


 This case is probably the one that I will be ordering, though I am still looking for someone to post some sample photos of it to see a bit closer how it looks like. It looks like a very elegant leather case to me with a distinctive vintage style to it. Have a look here and judge for yourself!

 Warware Axis leather case for the Kindle Fire HD 7" in pink


 This is a certified accessory for the Kindle Fire HD and this particular model is only meant for the 7 inch Kindle Fire due to its size. The product is aimed at the ladies due to its distinctive pink color, but there are similar versions on Amazon with a different color choice that you can find of course.

Kindle Fire HD & Game Circle

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD has, as its previous generation, received a lot of critique when it comes to apps that available to user from the Amazon store. A lot of these apps are actually games which are available for Google Play and/or the Apple App store but are not on the Amazon one. However, Amazon is working on combating thins issue and providing users with a much better experience and much more choice and options. And in this sense you might recall our previous articles about the Amazon Game Circle. Let us see what this feature has to do with the Kindle Fire HD and how it will optimize your user experience. So what is Amazon Game Circle? Well, in a nutshell it is basically a developer toolset and it is one of those nifty packages and APIs that allows the developers to add in global achievement tracking, leaderboards, game sync and, of course, social networking.
Amazon's Games Library There is a change in the Kindle App Store navigation since the New games category is now what is listed on the first page and a default category. Since gaming is a popular activity Amazon has taken a lot of effort to make both the hardware and the software of the Kindle Fire HD better optimized for this type of entertainment. Much of this is due to the new processor unit and the Imagination PowerVR 3D graphics core as well as the awesome screen. Another cool thing to now is that you can now see what your friends are playing, what their scores are and where you stand on the leader-boards in comparison to them. Some of the awesome games using Game Circle already include Jetpack Joyride, Where’s my Perry?, Skylanders Cloud Patrol and Temple Run. Have a look at this:
So what do you think about the new features?