Amazon begins shipping its Kindle Fire HD 8.9

Posted on Nov 15 2012 - 4:56pm by Mike Wewerka

Amazon announced today that they’ve begun shipping their 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD to those who’ve pre-orded the device. While the higher cost model with LTE, will begin to arrive for customers on November 20th. With the addition of the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD, Amazon now has their original Kindle Fire, the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD and now the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD.

Amazon has also expanded their distribution with new partners for the Kindle Fire HD (8.9), which includes; Best Buy, Staples and Radio Shack, with Best Buy carrying the first, starting tomorrow.

“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.” - Dave Limp, Vice President, Amazon Kindle

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ features a 1920 x 1200 (254 PPI) display, TI OMAP 4470 processor, Dolby Digital Plus audio for $299. The 4G-enabled model — which is available for starts at $499 with an AT&T data package for a one-off payment of $49.99 — ships as planned on November 20.

Source: The Next Web.