Holiday shopping season is right around the corner and we’ve got Amazon’s latest offering, the Kindle Fire HD up against the original Fire.  The new tablet has an HD display, a front-facing camera, increased storage capacity and it’s kept its $199 price point.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD VS Original Kindle Fire – Hands On Video

VS Amazon Kindle Fire HD VS Original Kindle Fire   Hands On Video

Processor 1.2GHz dual-core OMAP 4460 1GHz Texas Instruments dual-core OMAP 4
RAM Not Available 512MB
Display Type 7-inch HD LCD 7-inch display IPS technology
Display Specs 1280 x 800 1024 X 600 at 169 pixels per inch (ppi)
Operating System Android (customized) Android 2.3 (customized)
Built-In Storage 16GB or 32GB 8GB
Rear Camera No No
Front Camera HD Camera No
Battery Over 11 hours of reading, surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music. Battery life will vary based on device settings, usage, and other factors such as web browsing and downloading content. Up to 8 hours of continuous reading or 7.5 hours of video playback, with wireless off.
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP) No
Ports Micro USB 2.0 (type B), 3.5mm headphone jack Micro USB 2.0 (type B), 3.5mm headphone jack
Height 7.6 inches (193 mm) 7.5 inches (192 mm)
Width 5.4 inches (137 mm) 4.7 inches (122 mm)
Depth 0.4 inches (10.3 mm) 0.45 inch (12.4 mm)
Weight 13.9 ounces (395 grams) 0.91 lbs (413 grams)
Colors Black Black

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  • Genna Overbay

    The Amazon Kindle is a series of e-book readers produced by Amazon Kindle devices enable users to shop for, download, browse, and read e-books, newspapers, magazines, blogs, and other digital media via wireless networking. The hardware platform, developed by subsidiary Lab126, began as a single device and now comprises a range of devices – most using an E Ink electronic paper display capable of rendering 16 tones to simulate reading on paper while minimizing power consumption.*;*,