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Kindle Fire HD Tablet 8.9" HD Display, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Dual-Antenna Wi-Fi, 16GB

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  • Entertainment and web also comfortably loose on the big screen of 8.9 inches
  • Beautiful high-resolution HD display of 1920 x 1200
  • Supports Free Video Skype calls in HD camera on the front
  • A dual-band Wi-Fi and dual-antenna, also download streaming also crisp
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Breakthrough Hardware Technology

High-Definition Touchscreen Display

Stunning HD display - Rich, immersive, video. Beautiful, vivid photos. Crisp, detailed text. Enjoy your favourite content on a large, beautiful 1920x1200 display with 254 ppi, capable of playing videos in up to 1080p high definition. The result, an outstanding viewing experience, no matter what you want to watch.

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. With an air gap, light reflects off every surface as it passes through from the front, creating multiple distracting reflections that reduce display contrast. Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 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 direct 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 8.9" 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 8.9" 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 8.9" is designed to optimize the audio profile automatically based on what you are doing, such as watching a video, listening to music or talking on Skype. Audio is even optimized differently when you have headphones plugged in, so you can just sit back and enjoy it.

Powerful Dual Stereo Speakers

Big sound. Compact design. With Kindle Fire HD 8.9", we put stereo speakers on both sides of the display for a wide field of stereo sound, similar to that of a home stereo, then tuned them to reproduce low notes better. The result: deeper bass in your music; loud, rumbling film soundtracks; and room-filling stereo sound without distortion, even at higher volumes.

Powerful HD Processor

A rich HD display requires a powerful processor to drive it. The TI OMAP4470 processor in the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" device has 40% more memory bandwidth than Tegra 3, enabling fast web browsing performance. And Kindle Fire HD 8.9" has an Imagination SGX544 3D graphics core that can process over 12 billion floating-point operations per second, so even graphically intensive games run smoothly and render stunning scenery. We've also tuned the graphics pipeline and touch handling software to eliminate delays between your touching the screen and the application responding. This means the Home screen scrolls more smoothly, videos start playing faster and games respond nearly instantaneously.

Over 10 Hours of Battery Life

Kindle Fire HD 8.9" is optimized to deliver high performance with low battery consumption, delivering over 10 hours’ worth of video watching, web browsing, music playback or reading.

Plenty of Storage for HD Content

For an HD device, 8 GB of storage is not enough. High-definition content is substantially larger - for example, on average, an SD movie is 500 MB and an HD movie is 2 GB. This is why Kindle Fire HD 8.9" offers multiple storage options starting with 16 GB as well as free, unlimited Cloud storage for your Amazon content.

Two Antennas, Better Bandwidth

Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 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 8.9" 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 HD 8.9" arrives pre-registered to your account so you can get started right away, with immediate access to any previously purchased content you may have.

Ultra-Fast Web

Kindle Fire HD 8.9" uses Amazon Silk, our cloud-accelerated browser, for ultra-fast page load times.

All Your Personal E-mail

The e-mail app on Kindle Fire HD 8.9" makes sending mails, viewing attachments, and syncing contacts simple. With full support for the world's most popular e-mail providers - including AOL, Microsoft Exchange, Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo! and more - it's our easiest-to-use e-mail ever.

Intuitive Interface

Spin through recent content straight from your Home screen. Pin favourites and access them at a touch. Whether you're in the mood to watch, read, listen or play, Kindle Fire HD 8.9" gets you started quickly and easily.

1-Click Shopping

No switching between apps, no juggling passwords and profiles - Kindle Fire HD 8.9" is seamlessly integrated with Amazon's content stores so you can shop for new apps, games, and books with a single tap.

Discover More of What You Love

Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 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 histories and suggest content to you, right from your Home screen.

Integrated Bluetooth Connectivity

Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 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 port.

Choose Your Language

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

Must-Have Apps

Get the most out of your Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 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 8.9" 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 HD 8.9" is more than fun and games. Keep yourself organised 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 8.9" 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 bestselling authors including Stephanie Bond, Deborah Geary, and Thomas Benigno.

Whispersync for Books

Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 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 via 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 8.9" 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 Amazon Appstore, Kindle Fire HD 8.9" is fully integrated with Facebook, making it easy to connect and share with friends and family. Sync your 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 new, beautifully designed photo app makes it easy to swipe through albums or step into 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 e-mail them to anyone you like.

Import and Edit

Kindle Fire HD 8.9" makes it easy to keep your favourite photos close at hand. Download your albums from Facebook, or use the Amazon Cloud Drive desktop application to upload photos from your PC or Mac. Editing on your device is just as simple, with many popular photo editing apps available in the Amazon Appstore, 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 8.9" 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 Drawing Pad, Kids Learn to Read, The Cat In the Hat - Dr. Seuss, Monkey Preschool, and Game of Life.

Connect to Your Corporate E-mail

Read e-mails and attachments, manage calendars and sync contacts when on the go. Kindle Fire HD 8.9" features full support for 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 in the Cloud. E-mail spreadsheets, PDFs, Word documents and more directly to your device or upload them from your PC or Mac using Amazon Cloud Drive.

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 wakes your Kindle Fire HD 8.9" automatically on opening and puts your device to sleep when closed, making it easy to dive right back into your content.

Technical Details

Display8.9" 10-point capacitive touch high-definition colour display; 1920x1200 resolution at 254 ppi, video playback up to 1080p, with IPS (in-plane switching) technology, advanced polarizing filter, and anti-glare technology
Size24 cm x 16.4 cm x 0.88 cm
Weight567 grams
System RequirementsNone. Kindle Fire HD 8.9" is ready to use right out of the box - no setup, no software to install, no computer required to download content
Storage16GB (12.7GB available to user) or 32GB (27.1GB available to user) of internal storage
Battery LifeOver 10 hours' worth of reading, web surfing over Wi-Fi, video watching, or music playback. Battery life will vary based on device settings, usage, and other factors such as web browsing and downloading content. Actual results may vary.
Charging TimeFully charges in under 5 hours via the Kindle PowerFast charging accessory, or slightly longer with other micro-USB power adaptors that you may already have. Charges in under 14 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 8.9" tablet, USB charging cable, and Quick Start Guide Power adapter sold separately
Address of Seller410 Terry Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109

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Price Starting at CDN$ 149 Starting at CDN$ 254 Starting at CDN$ 399
Screen Size 7" 7" 8.9"
Resolution 1280 x 800 (216 ppi) 1920 x 1200 (323 ppi) 2560 x 1600 (339 ppi)
Processor Dual-Core 1.5 GHz Quad-Core 2.2 GHz Quad-Core 2.2 GHz
Battery Life 10 hours mixed use 11 hours mixed use
17 hours when reading
12 hours mixed use
18 hours when reading
Audio Dolby Audio,
Dual Stereo Speakers
Dolby Audio,
Dual Stereo Speakers
Dolby Audio,
Dual Stereo Speakers
Wi-Fi Dual band Wi-Fi Dual band, dual antenna
(MIMO) Wi-Fi
Dual band, dual antenna
(MIMO) Wi-Fi
Camera None Front-facing HD camera Front-facing HD camera +
8 MP rear-facing camera
Storage 8 or 16GB 16, 32, or 64GB 16, 32, or 64GB
Dimensions 191 X 128 X 10.6 mm 186 X 128 X 9.0mm 231 X 158 X 7.8mm
Weight 345 grams 303 grams 374 grams
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3.5 out of 5 stars

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55 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Susan Z. Zimmerman on Sept. 18 2013
Size: 16 GB
Don't go for this if you reside in Canada. You can get neither movies, music nor the advertised more than a million free books. just doesn't measure up to the hype. Perk-less north of the 49th!
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162 of 172 people found the following review helpful By T. Madden-Fitzsimons TOP 500 REVIEWER on June 24 2013
Size: 16 GB Verified Purchase
This KIndle Fire may be epic in USA but it is NOT in Canada.The reading screen- fine- rather good.However basic things- like moving music from iTunes to it- nightmarish.Not happy either with availability of stuff- I think this would be a great device in USA- in Canada not so sure- so for now- I would advise- HOLD OFF! Wait and see! It's weight is nice.Its somewhat cumbersome in its various control keys- they dont feel organic...While its price point is great- I have owned (in our family) 7 kindles- clearly we're fans- but this one- not so much- not sure the price point is worth it.Bring me a Kindle Fire with world wide 3G and access to ALL USA services...NOW we're having a conversation :(
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62 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Angel7 on Sept. 1 2013
Size: 16 GB Verified Purchase
I like the hardware and potential of the Kindle Fire. Unfortunately in Canada it is not that useful. Limited software apps available in "Canada," compared to other tablets. Can't download some of the Android apps (from available on For instance wanted to download Oprah subscription - n/a on Can't watch Charlie Rose from my Kindle Fire because it is not compatible with their media program. Would have returned it but waited too long (hoping I'd find apps that would be useful). May as well have stuck with my Kindle reader (love it) which is pretty much all the Kindle Fire is good for - but a lot more money. Perhaps in the future it will be compatible with other applications and we'll get more options in Canada.
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108 of 117 people found the following review helpful By Leah B Ludwig on July 13 2013
Size: 16 GB
I have been tempted so many times to buy a Kindle, and each time I am deterred by the limitations on the Canadian version. The 8.9 Kindle Fire HD would be such a great tablet IF it came with the same offers the U.S. model offers, and by that I mean 4g option and movies. I also dislike that the version of Android is a limited one. Come on, Amazon. I buy all my books from you....can't you be more generous to us Canadians?
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39 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Jojo57 on Aug. 18 2013
Size: 32 GB Verified Purchase
I received my Kindle Fire HD 8.9 about a month ago. I have never used a tablet computer before, so there was definitely a learning curve. There is no print user guide in the box, so the new user is dependent on the digital guide that is included. However, this guide is not that helpful and the user is left to guess what to do in many instances. As I was not used to a touch screen, I was often wondering whether to tap, sweep or whatever. It did not help that the first Kindle I received did not hold a battery charge and had to be returned. Not a great introduction! However, the Amazon Kindle specialist I spoke with was extremely pleasant and helpful, and sent me a replacement after the second phone call about this problem. I must add that my husband is a retired computer specialist and was able to help me a great deal. If I did not have this support available to me, I would have been telephoning Amazon a lot more!

Some things work better than others. Purchasing and downloading books is quick and easy. While I have been able to access digital versions of two magazines, many others are either not available or have not worked when I downloaded their apps. There also seems to be a disconnect between what magazines are available for the Kindle in Canada and those which are available in the US. I am disappointed that many of the magazines I subscribe to in print are only available for tablets manufactured by Amazon's competition. I might have purchased another tablet if I knew this was an issue!

On the subject of books, while there are an infinite number of titles available, I was surprised to find that I can buy many of them cheaper at my local big box warehouse store!
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94 of 103 people found the following review helpful By Gram on July 4 2013
Size: 16 GB
Part of the selling feature of the Kindle Fire is how well music sounds and how great movies play but if your buying this in Canada you don't have access to moview or music as does not sell music or movies in Canada for you to play on the Kindle. So why buy a product you can only partially use?
I have contacted many times asking them if they intend to sell music and movies in Canada but so far my inquiries have been ignored.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Starsinger on Aug. 13 2013
Size: 32 GB Verified Purchase
I dont know if I just got a defective one or if the product is over all flawed. It has a problem that when you are surfing for books to download on, 90 percent of the time it will not let you select the book you want to order this is the same for other products on the site. It will either freeze or it will do a white bar effect or it will show you partial words from the top of your screen but it will not open the link needed to view or purchase your product. I have the fastest net avail an have no problems doing this actions on a nexus or samsung tablet however with this one you are continually having to shut it off and then turn it on re scroll down from the first page to the item you were interested in only to have it do the same problems and repeat this process over and over till it finally will accept the link an let you in. I am not too pleased with this problem also I did get the cover and I am not sure if it is a cover issue or again an issue with the device but when you turn it off and verify it is off when you come back to it several hours or days later it will be on again and the battery drained down to near nothing from it being on for so long. Sadly its been like this from day one I hope others have better luck with theirs as its allot of money to spend to put up with glitches.
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