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Appeared on: Thursday, November 15, 2012
Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch Ships Today

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 8.9" - the large-screen version of Amazon's HD tablet - ships today, just in time for the holiday shopping season.

The device is available for order 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 starts at $499 and will begin shipping on November 20. AT&T will offer 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 $49.99. The $49.99 package is only available for the first year of service.

Kindle Fire HD 8.9" is the top-of-the-line Kindle Fire. Features include a 8.9", 1920x1200 resolution display at 254 ppi; Dual antenna, dual-band Wi-Fi with MIMO technology; the latest generation TI OMAP 4470 processor and Imagination SGX544 graphics engine ; dual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio; 10 hours of battery life and; front-facing HD camera.

Seperately, Amazon today made available the Amazon Cloud Drive in Japan. Amazon will offer its Japanese customers 5 GB of free storage with additional plans starting at ¥800 a year for 20 GB storage capacity.

Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD will also begin shipping to customers in Japan on December 19.


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