By November 23, 2013

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ unbox & hands-on

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9Back in October of this year, Amazon announced that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ would be available here in the UK in time for Christmas and just a few days ago, in a further announcement we learned that the HDX had commenced shipping.

With the HDX Amazon not only do we get an amazing hi-res IPS display with a staggering 2560 x 1600 resolution but there’s also a 2.2GHz Quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM and 16, 32 or 64GB storage.

Dispite the heavyweight specification the Fire HDX is still able to boast its “lightest large-screen tablet” status, the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9” is astonishingly light at 374 grams.

In another innovation, the HDX also has a “Mayday button” a revolutionary on-device tech support system which is free, 24/7, 365 days a year.

In the video below I get hands-on and set up my new Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ and have a look around that new Fire OS 3.0 Mojito UI.

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ Specification:

  • 2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G Network: HSDPA
  • 4G Network: LTE
  • Micro-SIM
  • Dimensions: 231 x 158 x 7.8 mm (9.09 x 6.22 x 0.31 in)
  • Weight: 374 g (Wi-Fi)/ 384 g (4G)
  • Display: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours, 2560 x 1600 pixels, 8.9 inches (~339 ppi pixel density)
  • Fire OS 3.0 Mojito UI
  • Loudspeaker with stereo speakers
  • 3.5mm jack
      Dolby Digital Plus sound enhancement
  • Internal 16/32/64 GB
  • 2 GB RAM
  • WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band
  • Bluetooth
  • microUSB v2.0
  • Primary Camera: 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
  • Geo-tagging, touch focus, image stabilization
  • Secondary Camera: 720p
  • OS: Android OS, v4.x (Jelly Bean – customized)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
  • CPU: Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400
  • GPU: Adreno 330
  • GPS with A-GPS support (4G model)
  • Battery Non-removable Li-Ion battery

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