|Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire Now Available for Pre-Order at Amazon.co.jp, Shipping December 19|
Kindle Fire HD—latest generation of the world’s best-selling 7”
tablet—with a stunning customized HD display, the fastest Wi-Fi,
Kindle Fire also available with a faster processor, twice the memory, and longer battery life than the previous generation Kindle Fire, at a breakthrough price—only ¥12,800, the lowest price of any full-featured tablet
Both Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire offer instant access to Amazon’s vast selection of over 22 million books, manga, apps, games and songs, plus web browsing, email and more
Kindle Fire HD now available in
Kindle Fire HD is the latest generation of the world’s best-selling 7” tablet. Features include:
Amazon.co.jp is also introducing an all-new upgraded version of the best-selling standard definition Kindle Fire with a faster processor, twice the memory and longer battery life than the original Kindle Fire—all for an even lower breakthrough price—only ¥12,800. Meet the all-new Kindle Fire family at www.amazon.co.jp/kindlefirehd.
“Kindle Fire HD is already the #1 best-selling item in the world for
Stunning Customized HD Display
The Kindle Fire HD features a stunning HD display with 1280x800 resolution that delivers deep, detailed contrast and rich, natural color. Kindle Fire HD starts with excellent resolution, but that is only the beginning—Amazon also added customized features that reduce glare and improve color saturation at any viewing angle. 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, which causes 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, and reducing glare by 25% relative to iPad 3. Like many tablets, Kindle Fire HD uses in-plane switching (IPS) to improve color reproduction. However, displays that only use IPS still appear washed out at various angles, such as when laid sideways in bed, flat on a table, or propped up in a case. Kindle Fire HD features an Advanced True Wide polarizing filter that is applied directly to the LCD panel. This results in a display that shows the same deep contrast and rich, detailed color from any angle.
High-End Laptop-Quality Wi-Fi
HD content has much larger file sizes than standard definition content. Files of this size require the very latest in Wi-Fi technology to download HD content quickly and reliably—anything else results in buffering, slow downloads and dropped connections. Many Wi-Fi enabled devices only use the 2.4 GHz wireless frequency. This frequency is crowded since it is used by everything from other tablets to microwave ovens, baby monitors, Bluetooth devices, not to mention the neighbors’ Wi-Fi networks. Kindle Fire HD circumvents this congestion with state-of-the-art dual-band Wi-Fi. Kindle Fire HD can switch automatically between the 2.4 GHz network and the newer, less crowded 5 GHz network, resulting in better range and less interference. In addition, dual antennas and Multiple In/Multiple Out (MIMO) allow for higher bandwidth and longer range. The new Kindle Fire HD is the first tablet to market with all three of these latest generation Wi-Fi technologies—dual-band support, dual antennas, and MIMO. This is the first time this state-of-the-art Wi-Fi technology has been offered in a tablet, resulting in 40% faster throughput compared to iPad 3.
Powerful World-Class Processor—Snappy and Smooth
An HD display and HD content must be driven by a powerful processor and
optimized software. Kindle Fire HD features a world-class processor and
Dual Stereo Speakers and Exclusive Dolby Audio—The New Standard for Tablet Audio
Customers shouldn’t need to wear headphones to get excellent sound from their tablet. Kindle Fire HD solves this by combining dual stereo speakers with the exclusive Dolby Digital Plus audio engine—the standard in high performance audio—to offer a world-class audio experience. Dolby’s audio suite for Kindle Fire HD includes technology used to adjust volume, optimizes the audio profile automatically based on what a customer is doing. All of these pieces combine to create an exceptional audio experience that results in clearer, crisper and balanced sound quality.
11 Hours of Battery Life
Kindle Fire HD is optimized to deliver high performance without sacrificing battery life, delivering over 11 hours’ worth of battery life.
Thin and Light
Even with a customized display, a powerful processor, extra speakers and dual-band/dual-antenna Wi-Fi, the new Kindle Fire HD is extremely light and thin. In fact, Kindle Fire HD weighs only 395 grams and is just 10.3 mm thick. Kindle Fire HD is small enough to take everywhere and light enough to hold easily and comfortably in one hand.
Connect with Bluetooth and HDMI
Kindle Fire HD supports Bluetooth, enabling customers to connect their wireless Bluetooth headphones or Bluetooth speakers to listen to songs. HDMI out makes it easy for customers to connect the Kindle Fire HD to their big-screen TV to enjoy their favorite HD photos.
Stay in Touch with Front-Facing HD Camera
The new Kindle Fire HD features a front-facing HD camera.
Beautiful Leather Covers
Covers for Kindle Fire HD feature a premium textured leather exterior in a variety of colors and a subtle woven nylon interior to provide the lightest and thinnest form of protection. The integrated magnetic clasp ensures the cover remains securely closed while in a backpack, handbag, or briefcase. The cover wakes Kindle Fire HD automatically upon opening and puts it to sleep when closed, making it easy for the customer to dive right back into whatever content they’re enjoying.
Amazon’s Vast Content Ecosystem, the Best Cross-Platform Interoperability and World-Class Customer Service
All the Content—Over 22 million Books, Apps, Games, Songs and Manga
Kindle Fire offers customers a vast selection of digital content.
Kindle Fire comes automatically pre-registered so customers can
immediately start enjoying their digital content purchased from
Top-Rated, World-Class Customer Service
Whenever customers shop on Amazon.co.jp, purchase a Kindle Fire or Kindle Fire HD, or buy Kindle content, they know that they are also getting Amazon’s world-class customer service.
Best Cross-Platform Interoperability with “Buy Once, Enjoy Everywhere”
With apps available on the largest number of devices and platforms,
Kindle makes it easier than ever to access content anytime, anywhere.
With the new Kindle reading apps launching
All New Features
Ideal for Gaming
In addition to hardware that’s perfect for gaming, such as stunning customized HD displays, fast Wi-Fi and large on-device storage, the Kindle Fire HD also offers HD Games, gyroscope and accelerometer for full tilt and turn controls, as well as social gaming features including group leaderboards and achievements.
Whispersync for Games
One of the biggest frustrations of mobile gaming is that when customers
switch devices or delete and re-install the game on the same device,
they have to start a level over or go back to the beginning of the game.
To solve this problem,
Cloud-Accelerated Silk Browser
The new Kindle Fire family uses a new version of Amazon Silk with the unique “split browser” architecture that leverages the computing speed and power of Amazon Web Services to deliver content faster. The new Amazon Silk browser has a completely re-engineered core Webkit engine that contributes to faster page loads. Customers can experience full-screen browsing, reading view, and improved browsing with most-visited, trending and recommended sites all available from a single screen.
All New Productivity Features
The new Kindle Fire family features world-class Microsoft Exchange
integration, with fine-tuned performance on many of the most critical
e-mail functions. For example, typical Exchange accounts sync with the
oldest emails first, ending with the most recent emails—Kindle Fire,
however, syncs with newer emails first, then with older emails instead,
giving customers faster access to the most recent emails they are
looking for. Kindle Fire also features a new calendar app, making it
easy for customers to stay connected and keep track of their schedules.
The new e-mail client offers support for the world’s most popular email
providers—including Gmail, Microsoft Exchange, Hotmail and more.
Customers can email spreadsheets, PDFs, Word docs and other documents
directly to their Kindle Fire, or upload documents from their PC or Mac
Photos Brought to Life
Customers’ favorite photos come alive in stunning high-resolution on
Kindle Fire HD. Fire’s mosaic view arranges personal photos beautifully,
and customers will be delighted to see their best shots on their TV with
HDMI out. Kindle Fire lets customers easily import their photos from
New Latest Generation Kindle Fire—Only ¥12,800
The new Kindle Fire, also available for pre-order starting today, comes with all the content, seamless integration with the Amazon Cloud, Whispersync, and a brilliant 7” touchscreen, as well as with a faster processor for 40% faster performance, twice the memory and longer battery life than the original, first-generation Kindle Fire.
Pricing and Availability
The all-new Kindle Fire HD with a stunning HD display, the fastest
Wi-Fi, exclusive HD audio with two stereo speakers and Dolby Digital
Plus, 16 or 32 GB of storage and powerful world-class processor—all
backed by Amazon’s vast content ecosystem, the best cross-platform
interoperability and the best customer service is ¥15,800. Kindle Fire
HD is available for pre-order starting today at www.amazon.co.jp/kindlefirehd
and ships on
The new, latest generation Kindle Fire with a faster processor for 40%
faster performance, twice the memory and all the new features is only
¥12,800, and is available for pre-order starting today at www.amazon.co.jp/kindlefire
and ships on
Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD will be available at a variety of
retailers in addition to Amazon.co.jp, including: K’s Holdings,
For high-resolution images and video of the all-new Kindle Fire family, visit www.amazon.com/pr/kindle.
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