The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is among the many beautiful tablets produced by Amazon. Stylish and thin, the HDX 8.9 (2014) takes on many of the characteristics we have come to expect from Amazon, and elevates them to a new level.
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An Enhanced Screen
Vibrant colors make the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 a very attractive solution to a practical problem. The exclusive 8.9 inch display works to utilize over 4 million pixels that create lifelike images on the screen. This not only allows people to browse the Internet, play games or watch movies, but also helps them read each word in their favorite books with crystal clarity. Whether you are inside or outside, you can enjoy a crystal clear screen.
Introducing the Fire OS 4 “Sangria”
The Fire HDX 8.9 utilizes the newest operating system, the Sangria (based from Android Kitkat 4.4). Sangria allows users to create individual profiles on their Kindle, meaning families can now invest in one Kindle and share without having to sacrifice their personal preferences. A Family Library feature allows you to access books and movies that others want to share with you. Prime memberships can be accessed with multiple profiles and accounts, helping families save money on their entertainment.
Fire HDX Lightweight Design
Unlike many other tablets on the market, the HDX 8.9 takes advantage of a lightweight design. It weighs in at 13.2 ounces, making it easy to hold during long commutes. The lighter weight doesn’t affect the interior, which is as fast as ever. Using a 2.5 GHz quad-core processor, the Fire HDX 8.9 allows for quick gaming and streaming.
Faster than Ever
The technology behind the new Kindle Fire allows users to get the most for their money. A 2.5 Ghz Quad-core Snapdragon 8084 with Adreno 420 GPU and 2 GB of RAM processes everything you do with ease. Combined with up to 64 GB the HDX 8.9 is prepared for anything. 16GB and 32GB models are also available so that you can select a storage space that meets your needs.
There are several options to help you stay connected at all times. Each version is equipped with lightening fast Wi-Fi that will connect to any open connection. A 4G LTE version is available from both Verizon and AT&T, which will allow users to use their tablet almost anywhere without having to try and find a Wi-Fi connection.
Each device is equipped with 802.11ac Wi-Fi that can reach speeds up to 600Mbps, meaning you can connect up to 4 times faster than previous models. Multi-tasking is simple and easy, and users can download long files while surfing the web or playing their favorite games without sacrificing speed.
Easy to Use
Simple navigation has always been important to the Kindle Fire line. The HDX 8.9 utilizes a touchscreen interface, helping readers surf through online pages or read their favorite books with just a simple tap on the screen. Convenient shopping options also help people locate their next book, newspaper or magazine within minutes.
Live Support with Mayday
If the navigation is difficult or you have a question, you can use the Mayday feature to get live video support 24 hours a day from a customer service representative. Just activate the Mayday feature using the button and get the answers you seek. This service can help walk you through all of the new features and help you discover the most efficient ways to enjoy your new tablet.
The Pros of the Fire HDX 8.9
• Rear-facing camera allows you to take high-resolution photos while on the go.
• Free unlimited Cloud drive storage included
• Fast web browsing capabilities
• Simple, light touchscreen
• Exclusive Premium Features
The Cons of the Fire HDX
• Higher price point when compared to other models
• Thin design requires a special case
How does it compare to the 2013 model?
The design of the 8.9 is very close to the 2013 model. The most noticeable change is the upgraded processor, which went from a 2.2GHz to a 2.8GHz. Groundbreaking technology was also introduced in the 2013 model, and is continued in the 2014 model. All of the ideas from the previous generations are improved upon and updated. These updates do come at a price increase, but only by about $30 depending on the model you purchase. The standard price rose from $349 to $379, which is well worth the price for the enhanced features.
The new Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 has not been released to the public yet; however, reviews indicate that this may be one of the best tablets Amazon has produced. Customers are pleased with the clearer screen that allows for perfect pictures and color accuracy. With a reduced glare, customers continue to see beyond HD and can comfortably use the device for hours.
Battery life is a praise-worthy feature of the 2014 model. Like the 2013 model, the Fire HDX continues to take advantage of an advanced power management feature, allowing use of the device for up to 12 hours. When only reading, unused system components are powered down, extending the life to up to 18 hours. The Fire HDZ is truly the perfect on-the-go companion.
Customer service for the product is still praised as well. People like that Mayday can be used 24 hours a day in order to contact a live representative.
Amazon can only continue to improve upon the Kindle Fire design. The HDX 8.9 proves that while we may have seen the Kindle Fire get the best features, these can always be upgraded. The newer design takes the features we expect to see from a Kindle Fire and enhances them, elevating them to the next level. Placing an order today helps you ensure that you get these excellent features as soon as they are available to the public.