Kindle Fire HD 8.9” ships today—features a stunning 1920x1200 HD
display with 254 ppi, exclusive Dolby audio, a powerful processor and
graphics engine and dual antenna, dual-band Wi-Fi with MIMO—just $299
The top-of-the-line Kindle Fire HD 8.9” 4G ships next week—comes with
the groundbreaking 4G LTE data package, just $49.99 for the first year
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 15, 2012--
(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon today announced that Kindle Fire HD 8.9”—the
large-screen version of Amazon’s best-selling HD tablet—ships today,
just in time for the holiday shopping season. Customers can order their
Kindle Fire HD 8.9” at www.amazon.com/kindlefirehd
for $299. Kindle Fire HD 8.9” is also available at Best Buy starting
tomorrow as well as additional retailers like Staples and Radio Shack in
the coming weeks. Kindle Fire HD 8.9” 4G will ship next week.
“Kindle Fire HD has been Amazon’s best-selling product worldwide since
launch, and that was before we even started shipping the best tablet
we’ve ever built,” said Dave Limp, Vice President, Amazon Kindle. “With
the holiday season upon us, we’re excited to make our $299 Kindle Fire
HD 8.9” available early—we think customers are going to love web
browsing, email, gaming, watching TV shows, reading magazines, and more
on the large, stunning HD screen, with fast Wi-Fi and exceptional audio.”
Kindle Fire HD 8.9” is the top-of-the-line Kindle Fire. Features include:
A vibrant 8.9”, 1920x1200 resolution display at 254 ppi.
Dual antenna, dual-band Wi-Fi with MIMO technology for faster
streaming and downloads.
The latest generation TI OMAP 4470 processor and Imagination SGX544
graphics engine capable of over 12 billion floating point operations
Dual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio—the standard in
high-end audio—available exclusively on Kindle Fire HD.
Exceptional battery life—Kindle Fire HD 8.9” gets 10 hours of battery
Front-facing HD camera for taking photos or making video calls,
including a custom Skype application for free video calling from
around the world.
New Amazon-exclusive features like X-Ray for Movies, X-Ray for
Textbooks, Immersion Reading, Whispersync for Voice and Whispersync
Kindle FreeTime, a free, personalized tablet experience just for kids
and exclusively available on Kindle Fire. Parents can set daily screen
limits and give access to appropriate content for each child.
World's best content ecosystem—over 22 million movies, TV shows,
songs, apps, games, books, audiobooks and magazines.
“Buy Once, Enjoy Everywhere” with Amazon apps available on the largest
number of platforms so customers can use their Amazon content on any
of their devices.
Amazon's top-rated, world-class customer service.
The new Kindle Fire HD 8.9” 4G, with groundbreaking 4G LTE data package,
starts at $499 and will begin shipping on November 20. Amazon worked
closely with AT&T to offer the most affordable 4G tablet data package.
The 12-session AT&T 4G data package includes 250MB a session of data, a
$10 Amazon Appstore for Android credit and 20GB of Amazon CloudDrive,
all for a one-time payment of only $49.99. There are no monthly fees or
annual contracts. The $49.99 package is only available for the first
year of service. Customers can also choose to upgrade to 3GB or 5GB data
plans from AT&T directly from the device. Kindle Fire HD 8.9” features
the latest 4G LTE technology for ultra-fast mobile broadband, letting
customers connect to the internet, stream, and download at speeds even
faster than Wi-Fi. Unlike some 4G devices, Kindle Fire HD includes
support for 10 bands, so even when a customer is in a place with no 4G
LTE network they’ll fall back to the fastest available network and won't
lose coverage. All this with no compromises to battery or weight -
Kindle Fire HD combines the most power-efficient LTE chipset available
with a custom-designed 4G wireless modem that's only 2.2 mm thin.
Customers can learn more and order at www.amazon.com/kindlefirehd.
Kindle Fire HD 8.9” is also available at Best Buy starting tomorrow and
will also be available at additional retailers like Staples and Radio
Shack in the coming weeks.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle,
opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s
Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most
customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything
they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the
lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of
unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books;
Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home
& Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health &
Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web
Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to
in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end
technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any
type of business. Kindle Paperwhite is the most-advanced e-reader ever
constructed with 62% more pixels and 25% increased contrast, a patented
built-in front light for reading in all lighting conditions, extra-long
battery life, and a thin and light design. The new latest generation
Kindle, the lightest and smallest Kindle, now features new, improved
fonts and faster page turns. Kindle Fire HD features a stunning custom
high-definition display, exclusive Dolby audio with dual stereo
speakers, high-end, laptop-grade Wi-Fi with dual-band support,
dual-antennas and MIMO for faster streaming and downloads, enough
storage for HD content, and the latest generation processor and graphics
engine—and it is available in two display sizes—7” and 8.9”. The
large-screen Kindle Fire HD is also available with 4G wireless, and
comes with a groundbreaking $49.99 introductory 4G LTE data package. The
all-new Kindle Fire features a 20% faster processor, 40% faster
performance, twice the memory, and longer battery life.
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optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and
strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption,
inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More
information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's
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Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.
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