The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 was officially introduced by Amazon in September 2012 and it was made available for purchase in November, the same year.
Just like its name suggests, Kindle Fire HD 8.9 features an 8.9-inch display that makes use of IPS LCD technology. The screen comes with 1920 x 1200 resolution and it has a pixel density of 254 ppi.
The Kindle Fire HD also packs 16/32 GB of native storage, 1 GB of RAM, and connectivity features like WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n dual band, Bluetooth, and USB 2.0. There’s also an LTE-compatible variant of the tablet.
The 8.9-inch Amazon device is powered by TI OMAP 447 chipset with dual-core 1.5 GHz Cortex A9 CPU and PowerVR SGX44 GPU. Amazon claims that the battery cell is capable of offering up to 10 hours of reading, surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music.
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is 240 mm tall, 164 mm wide, 8.8 mm thin and has a weight of 567 grams. It comes pre-loaded with a customized version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and it features an 1.3 MP rear-facing camera.