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

Processor1.2GHz dual-core OMAP 44601GHz Texas Instruments dual-core OMAP 4
RAMNot Available512MB
Display Type7-inch HD LCD7-inch display IPS technology
Display Specs1280 x 8001024 X 600 at 169 pixels per inch (ppi)
Operating SystemAndroid (customized)Android 2.3 (customized)
Built-In Storage16GB or 32GB8GB
Rear CameraNoNo
Front CameraHD CameraNo
BatteryOver 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-Fi802.11 a/b/g/n802.11 b/g/n
BluetoothStereo Bluetooth (A2DP)No
PortsMicro USB 2.0 (type B), 3.5mm headphone jackMicro USB 2.0 (type B), 3.5mm headphone jack
Height7.6 inches (193 mm)7.5 inches (192 mm)
Width5.4 inches (137 mm)4.7 inches (122 mm)
Depth0.4 inches (10.3 mm)0.45 inch (12.4 mm)
Weight13.9 ounces (395 grams)0.91 lbs (413 grams)

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    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.*;*,