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Kindle Fire HD Tablet 7" HD Display, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Dual-Antenna Wi-Fi, 32GB [Previous Generation]

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Breakthrough Hardware Technology

High Definition Touchscreen Display

Rich, HD video. Beautiful, vivid photos. Crisp, detailed text. Kindle Fire HD features a 1280x800 high definition LCD display that brings your content to life.

Reduced Screen Glare

Most tablet displays are made up of two pieces of glass - an LCD on the bottom and a touch sensor on the top, separated by an air gap. This air gap allows light to come through the touch sensor and reflect off the LCD, causing added glare for the user. Kindle Fire HD solves this air gap problem by laminating the touch sensor and the LCD together into a single layer of glass, creating a display that's easy to view, even in overhead light.

Richer Colours at Wider Angles

Like many tablets, Kindle Fire HD uses In-Plane Switching (IPS) to improve colour reproduction - but displays that only use IPS still appear washed out at various angles, such as when laid sideways for reading in bed, flat on a table, or held between you and a friend when sharing a movie. Kindle Fire HD addresses this issue by applying an advanced polarizing filter directly to the LCD panel. This results in a display that shows the same deep contrast and rich, detailed colour when viewed at any angle.

Exclusive Dolby Audio

Kindle Fire HD uses the power of Dolby Digital Plus to create a world class audio experience, with or without headphones. Dolby Digital Plus includes technology used to adjust volume, create virtual surround sound, and deliver an outstanding audio experience. Kindle Fire HD is designed to automatically optimize the audio profile based on what you are doing, such as watching a video, listening to music, or talking on Skype. It even optimizes the audio differently when you have headphones plugged in, so you can just sit back and enjoy.

Dual-Driver Stereo Speakers

Big sound. Compact design. Kindle Fire HD features dual-driver stereo speakers on both sides of the display for a wide field of sound similar to that of a home stereo. And with this much power, we can push our speakers hard. The result: deeper bass in your music, loud, rumbling movie soundtracks and room-filling stereo sound without distortion, even at higher volumes.

Powerful HD Processor

A rich HD display requires a powerful processor and optimized software to drive it. Kindle Fire HD uses a fast dual-core processor with an Imagination PowerVR graphics core that can process 6.2 billion floating-point operations per second, so even graphically intensive games run smoothly and render stunning imagery. We also tuned the graphics pipeline and touch handling software to eliminate delays between when you touch the screen and when the application responds.

Over 11 hours of Battery Life

Kindle Fire HD is optimized to deliver high performance with low battery consumption, delivering over 11 hours of watching videos, browsing the web, playing music, or reading.

Plenty of Storage for HD Content

For an HD device, 8GB of storage is not enough. High definition content is substantially larger - for example, on average, an SD movie is 500MB, and an HD movie is 2GB. Because of this, Kindle Fire HD offers plenty of on-device storage, as well as free, unlimited cloud storage for your Amazon content.

Two Antennas, Better Bandwidth

Kindle Fire HD is the first tablet to feature dual Wi-Fi antennas and Multiple In/Multiple Out (MIMO) technology for powerful, HD-ready Wi-Fi. This allows for reception or transmission over both antennas simultaneously to increase capacity and reliability. So you'll enjoy fewer dropped connections and fast media streaming.

Dual-Band Support

Many Wi-Fi devices, from other tablets to baby monitors, only operate in the 2.4 GHz band. The more of these devices that you and your neighbours have operating in that band, the slower your connection. Kindle Fire HD is capable of switching automatically between the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi frequencies, which will allow you to use this less-congested 5 GHz band for better range and less interference.

All the features you expect and more

No Set-up Required

Kindle Fire arrives pre-registered to your account so you can get started right away, including having immediate access to any previously purchased content you may have.

Ultra-Fast Web

Kindle Fire HD offers a new version of Amazon Silk, our cloud-accelerated browser, for ultra-fast page load times.

All Your Personal Email

The email app on Kindle Fire HD makes sending mails, viewing attachments, and syncing contacts simple. With full support for the world's most popular email providers - including AOL, Microsoft Exchange, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo!, and more - it's our easiest-to-use email ever.

Intuitive Interface

Spin through recent content straight from your home screen. Pin favourites and access at a touch. Whether you're in the mood to watch, read, listen, or play, Kindle Fire HD gets you started quickly and easily.

1-Click Shopping

No switching between apps, no juggling passwords and profiles - Kindle Fire HD is seamlessly integrated with Amazon's content stores so you can shop new apps, books, and games with a single tap.

Discover More of What You Love

Kindle Fire HD makes it easy to find content you'll love by using Amazon's powerful recommendation engine to compare your purchases and favourites with other customers' purchase history and suggest content to you, right from your homescreen.

Integrated Bluetooth Connectivity

Kindle Fire HD features built-in Bluetooth support, so you can connect to a variety of different wireless accessories such as stereo headphones, speakers, keyboards, and more.

Share Your Screen with HDMI Out

Share your favourite videos and photos on your TV or other display in rich high definition via the built-in HDMI out port.

Choose Your Language

You can set your language to French, English, German, Spanish, Italian - including home and menu displays and dictionary support.

All the Content

Must-Have Apps

Stay connected with must-have apps such as Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Skype. Or enjoy music, movies, and more with Songza, Netflix, and other entertainment apps.

The Most Popular Games

Kindle Fire HD is perfect for gamers. Enjoy best-selling titles such as Angry Birds Space HD, Temple Run 2, and Cut The Rope: Experiments HD. Take your fun to the next level with GameCircle by earning achievements, comparing scores with friends, and topping Leaderboards.

Productivity, Business, and Utilities

Kindle Fire is more than fun and games. Keep yourself organized with Evernote, get down to business with Office Max Pro, or just make your life a little easier with Jamie's 20 Minute Meals.

Kids' Apps and Education

Need something fun and educational for the kids? Check out the great selection of kids' apps. Kindle Fire HD has games for kids of all ages, and apps to help your child read, have fun with math, or get creative.

Massive Book Selection

Shop in the Kindle Store for over 1 million of the most popular books, or explore more than 35,000 free, public domain books such as Pride and Prejudice and Treasure Island.

Low Book Prices

Over 700,000 are CDN$ 3.99 or less; over a million are CDN$ 9.99 or less.

Exclusive Kindle Titles

Over 300,000 Kindle exclusive titles from best-selling authors including Stephanie Bond, Deborah Geary, and Thomas Benigno.

Whispersync for Books

Kindle Fire HD uses Amazon Whispersync technology to automatically sync your library, last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across all your devices. With Kindle reading apps available for phones, tablets, PCs, and Macs, you can keep the story going wherever you are.

X-Ray for Books

Tap on any page as you read to access X-Ray, an easy way to uncover more from the books you love. Instantly find chapters and locations that mention ideas, characters, and important places, as well as background info, biographies, and more from Shelfari and Wikipedia.

Easy to Read

There are multiple ways to enjoy your favourite web content. With a single touch, the user interface disappears to allow for full screen reading. Or you can turn on Reading View to enjoy a clean, easy-to-read version of the site that removes all unnecessary images and other website clutter.

Trends and Recommendations

Looking for the latest news or the next big site? Trending Now alerts you to pages that have recently seen an unusually high level of traffic, which is generally a good indicator that the page or topic may be particularly noteworthy right now.


Free Skype-to-Skype HD Video Calls

Get face-to-face with friends, family and over 250 million Skype users around the world. Kindle Fire HD features a front-facing video camera for free high-definition video calls at home or abroad. Find the free Skype app in the Amazon Appstore.

Full Facebook Integration

In addition to the free Facebook application found in the Appstore, Kindle Fire HD is fully integrated with Facebook, making it easy to connect, share, and play with friends and family. Sync favourite photos at a touch or share quotes and passages straight from your book.

Enjoy and Share

Relive your most memorable moments in stunning HD. Our beautifully designed photo app makes it easy to swipe through albums, or step in to full-screen viewing. And sharing your photos couldn't be easier - enjoy slide shows on your TV via HDMI, or tap on individual images to email them to anyone you like.

Import and Edit

Kindle Fire HD makes it easy to keep favourite photos close at hand. Download any album from Facebook or upload saved photos from your PC or Mac. Editing is just as simple, with many popular and fun photo editing apps available in the App store, such as PicShop Lite, PicSay Pro, and Camera Fun.

Parental Controls

Protect your kids with easy-to-use Parental Controls. Simply add a password in the settings menu to restrict access to web browsing, content purchasing, or your Kindle Fire content libraries.

Built Tough

Kindle Fire HD is designed to stand up to accidental bumps and scrapes. Our state-of-the art display is 20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic, so you can let your child play, without worry.

E-books for Fun and Education

Explore books featuring beloved characters. Flip through picture books including Polar Express, The Going to Bed Book and Are You My Mother?. Discover hundreds of books including Scaredy Squirrel, Corduroy, Olivia, Le Petit Prince, Pete the Cat, and more.

The Best Games for Kids

Featuring a great selection of children's games such as Kids Learn to Read ,The Cat In the Hat - Dr. Seuss, Monkey Preschool, and Game of Life.

Connect to Your Corporate Email

Read email and attachments, manage calendars, and sync contacts on the go. Kindle Fire HD features full support for Microsoft Exchange-based accounts making it easy to stay connected when you step away from the office.

Carry and Read Your Documents

Your weekend travel plans, the latest office report - keep your essential information close at hand and backed up on the cloud with Kindle Fire documents. Send spreadsheets, PDFs, Word docs, and more direct to your device or upload them from your PC or Mac.

Featured Accessories

Perfect Design, Perfect Fit

Engineered to fit your device perfectly. This Kindle cover fuses a high-quality, textured leather exterior with a subtle, woven nylon interior to provide the lightest and thinnest form of protection. The integrated magnetic clasp ensures your cover will remain closed securely while in a backpack, handbag, or briefcase.

Auto Wake and Sleep

The case automatically wakes your Kindle Fire HD upon opening and puts your device to sleep when closed making it easy to dive right back into your content.

Technical Details

Display7" 10 point capacitive touch high definition colour display; 1280x800 resolution, video playback at 720p, with IPS (in-plane switching) technology, advanced polarizing filter, and anti-glare technology.
Size19.3 cm x 13.7 cm x 1.03 cm
Weight395 grams
System RequirementsNone. Kindle Fire HD is ready to use right out of the box - no setup, no software to install, no computer required to download content
Storage16GB internal memory (approximately 12.6GB available for user content) or 32GB internal memory (approximately 26.9GB available for user content)
Battery LifeOver 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. Actual results may vary
Charge TimeFully charges in under 4 hours via the Kindle PowerFast charging accessory (sold separately), or slightly longer with other micro-USB power adapters that you may already have. Charges in approximately 13.5 hours from your computer via the included USB charging cable
Wi-Fi ConnectivityDual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO) for faster streaming and fewer dropped connections than standard Wi-Fi. Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA, and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks
PortsUSB 2.0 (micro-B connector) port for connection to a PC or Macintosh computer or to connect to the Kindle PowerFast charging accessory. Micro-HDMI (micro-D connector) port for high definition video output to televisions or A/V receivers
Audio3.5 mm stereo jack and integrated stereo speakers with exclusive Dolby audio engine
Content Formats SupportedKindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, PCM/WAVE, OGG, WAV, MP4, AAC LC/LTP, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, HTML5, CSS3, MP4, 3GP, VP8(.webm)
SensorsAmbient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope
Location ServicesLocation-based services via Wi-Fi
Additional FeaturesExternal volume controls, front-facing HD camera, built-in microphone, built-in Bluetooth with support for A2DP compatible stereo headphones and speakers
Warranty and Service1-year limited warranty included. Use of Kindle is subject to the terms found here.
Included in the BoxKindle Fire HD tablet, USB charging cable, and Quick Start Guide. Power adapter sold separately
Address of Seller410 Terry Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars

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138 of 142 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 26 2013
Size: 16 GB Verified Purchase
I was excited to get my Kindle Fire HD and even pre-ordered it. When I received it though I was very disappointed. The Canadian version is not really supported at all. I get the feeling that Amazon is not really interested in maintaining Canadian customers. You cannot download any apps except from the Amazon store, and even those are not all available to Canada. I can get fb and my email, but other than that it is mainly just a fancy e-reader. I tried to return it, but found that after 2 weeks they won't give a refund, so...I went out and bought a Kobo Arc and it works great. It loads apps and everything you would expect a tablet to do, not at all like the Kindle Fire HD. DO NOT BUY
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277 of 286 people found the following review helpful By Salinger TOP 500 REVIEWER on June 19 2013
Size: 16 GB
The value of this tablet isn't in the form factor or price. For the same cost you can get many comparable tablets which give you access to the full Google Play store, not just the fraction of it that Amazon allows. The real value of this tablet, at least in the US and elsewhere, is that you get access to hundreds of thousands of movies, TV shows and music to stream all included in your Amazon Prime membership. …just not in Canada.

Oh yes, we have Prime as well, and we pay the same price for it as our American cousins, but we get nothing more than slightly speedier delivery. In the US they get the speedy delivery, the ability to borrow Kindle books for free and, as mentioned, access to hundreds of thousands of free streaming movies, TV shows and songs.

I understand the complexity of trying to negotiate media rights in Canada, it's not all Amazon's fault that it's so difficult. It is, however, Amazon's decision to charge us the same price for Prime membership while only giving us a tiny fraction of its functionality here. Prime is key to why the Kindle Fire HD is so popular in the US. Because of its useless nature here in Canada, there are far better tablet alternatives.
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81 of 84 people found the following review helpful By kikayc on July 24 2013
Size: 16 GB
I would still choose the nexus or iPad vs the kindle. There is not much content for this tablet compared to apple or Google. It does have high res but it is useless if you cannot stream any videos. The kindle`s selling point recalls is amazon prime but you don't really get anything here in Canada except speedy delivery. Paying $70 for prime is a rip off.
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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 24 2013
Size: 16 GB
Canadian customers cannot download FREE card games from the apps store. We get a message: because we don't have an American Credit Card. Amazon help line cannot help. They blame it on the vendor of the game. NOT TRUE ! I downloaded the same Karman card games on my Galaxy Tab 2 and then transfered it to my Kindle Fire !!! Imagine!!! No problem with Samsung Galaxy Tab and nothing but agravation with Kindle Fire for Canadian.
Perhaps Amazon's management will someday see the light for Canadian customers.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By alycia oliphant on Aug. 23 2013
Size: 16 GB Verified Purchase
Please let me know why this is taking so long to deliver. Thank you . Advise ASAP. Appreciate your immediate follow up.
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Size: 16 GB Verified Purchase
In addition to the other disappointments in the review, I am terribly disappointed with the three prime features for which I bought the machine:
1. Of what use are the Bookmarks? There is none as far as I can find
2. If one can actually tag, the instructions for it are well hidden.
3. After making one's notes throughout a book, one can stare at them all at once. But what good are they given that they cannot be exported. One is shakled to the macine. This problem is cleverly passed over in the promotions. This is my last purchase of anything from this shark infested company. Amazon does not appear to be aware that we customers have options. (Do they ever read our comments or is this merely a way to let us vent our frustrations, disappointments, and the ways we have been fooled, without bothering them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lukash Nahachewsky on Sept. 8 2013
Size: 32 GB Verified Purchase
Great product, does what I want when I want and is great at what it is designed for. For the most part. Seriously miffed that you can't change background/lock screen; lack of personal touch or personality at all is a serious downer. Covered in adds and recommendations, it doesn't feel like it is "mine." More like I'm using an eReader in a store.
But as mentioned does do it's jobs as an e-reading, music playing, web surfing, app tablet. Can't complain too much!
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47 of 56 people found the following review helpful By JR on June 17 2013
Size: 32 GB Verified Purchase
I have an iPad (9.5"), love it, does alot of cool things that I never use for an expensive price. Apple products are great (have lots of apple in the household), however, this device does everything I need for half the cost (equivalent $429 for iPad Mini 32 GB). My iPad has not been used by my family since I received the 32 GB Kindle Fire HD 7".

PROS - I haven't had the Fire very long but needless to say I am impressed with what I received for the cost. The product is thin, portable and light. It accually fits in some of my coat pockets. I am a avid kindle book purchaser and to be honest reading books on the Fire is much more enjoyable and easier than the iPad. The screen also great in glare/sunlight. There is an office suite for Microsoft products but I haven't used the software yet but impressed that it accually has it preloaded. I do believe if you want more office capability with you have to purchase the paid app which is around $11 I think. Love the dual band antenna WiFi, works great. Games are fun on this device, I have the NBA Jams app and it performs/looks great, controls are really functional (find them easier than the ipad). I watch Netfix and Crackle regulary on the Fire and the HD screen is great. What impressed me is how loud and clear the speakers are on this device when not using headphones. The start up time is minimal and actual normal operation of the device is fast. Camera does all I need it to do (Skype with family) and clear picture (I dont need it to take pictures, phone and camera does that). Plus I think people walking around taking pics with there tablets look hilarious so the fact there is no rear camera is of no concern to me (others may feel different). Can add multiple email accounts to the device (outlook and gmail on mine) and sync's contacts/calendars.
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