Kindle Fire HD announced by Amazon, comes with Whispersync for games

By Stephany Nunneley
6 September 2012 19:35 GMT

Kindle Fire HD has been announced by Amazon.

The new tablet contains:

  • 8.9-inch display
  • 1920X1200 resolution
  • a sharper screen
  • less glare
  • dual stereo speakers
  • Dolby
  • two Wi-Fi antennas
  • OMAP 4 processor from TI
  • 5 GHz Wi-Fi
  • storage options starting at 16 GB
  • Whispersync for games – never start over, stores unlocked levels
  • Skype app
  • X-Ray for movies you’re watching which syncs with IMDB
  • New email app with Exchange support
  • Sync calendars and contacts with Hotmail, Yahoo, and Gmail
  • FreeTime  parental controls
  • HDMI out

The 8.9 inch model will run you $299 and you can buy it today for shipping on November 20.

The 7-inch will cost $199 and ships September 14.

A Kindle Fire HD with a 4G LTE data connection with  32 GB of storage will run you $499 and $50 annually for data with 250MB of data per month. It also ships on November 20.

Business Insider has more, and we’ll update this as we find anything gaming related other than Whispersync.

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