Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6, HD 7 and HD 10
Previously, Amazon Global ships Kindle Fire directly to Australia. This was, however, discontinued without any word from Amazon. Noticeably also is that Kindle Fire tablets are no longer available in big local online retailers like Big W, JBHiFi, Dicksmith and Officeworks.
The only way to buy Kindle Fire now is to directly from Amazon.com and use an intermediary Freight Forwarder or US Virtual Shopping Assistant like Shipito.com. Amazon Fire Tablet Family includes Fire HD6, Fire HD8 and Fire HD10.
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Kindle Fire HD 6 and Fire HD 7
The new Kindle Fire HD is the least expensive yet reliable tablet in the market today.
Stunning HD Display
With its price (for as low as $89.00), you would not expect that this delivers high-definition images with its 1280 x 800 resolution display. The Kindle Fire HD 6-inch version has 252 pixels per inch while HD 7, the 7-inch version, has 216 pixels per inch.
Fast Quad-Core Processor
Responsiveness and Speed are two of the most important criteria of a good tablet. The Kindle Fire HD is powered by a quad-core processor that delivers up to 1.5 GHz of speed. This processor is responsible for improved graphics performance, faster apps loading and better video playback.
Audio quality is also equally important. Kindle Fire HD features integrated speaker which is powered by Dolby Audio. Fire HD 6 has a modest mono speaker while Fire HD 7’s audio is better with its dual stereo speakers.
Both Kindle Fire HD 6 and HD 7 have Wi-Fi connectivity. Unfortunately, both models do not have any 3G or 4G connectivity options.
2 Mega-pixel Rear Camera
A conservative 2 MP rear-facing camera and a VGA front-facing camera are installed in both Fire HD 6 and HD 7.
Choice Between 8GB and 16 GB
Fire HD comes out of the box with at least 8 GB of built-in storage. If you feel like you need more, you have the option to buy the 16 GB model.
Cheapest Amazon Tablet
Despite being packed with impressive hardware and software features, Kindle Fire HD 6 is one of the cheapest in tablet market today. It starts at $84.00. Fire HD 7, on the other hand, has a minimum price tag of $114.00.
Kindle Fire HDX and Fire HDX 8.9
Kindle Fire HDX and HDX 8.9 are the top of the line tablets produced by Amazon. They are popular with their high definition display, high quality audio, lightweight design, ultra-fast processor, and affordable price compared to other tablets in the segment.
Exclusive HDX Display
The Kindle Fire HDX line features Amazon’s Exclusive HDX display that is capable of projecting sharp images in their real life color. The 7-inch version (Fire HDX) has a resolution of 1920 x 1200 with 323 pixels per inch. The Fire HDX 8.9, on the other hand, is even better with its 2560 x 1600 resolution and 339 ppi pixel density. According to Amazon, the 8.9 model has 30% more pixels than the second generation iPad Air.
Ultra-fast Quad-core Processor
The 7-inch Fire HDX is powered by a 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor and Adreno 330 graphics processor while the 8.9 model is powered by a 2.5 GHz quad-core processor and Adreno 420 graphics processor. Both models have 2 GB of RAM.
Optional 4G Connectivity
Both models have Wi-Fi connectivity, of course. An optional 4G LTE connectivity is available be for an extra price. However, the LTE version is not currently being shipped by Amazon directly to Australia.
The 7-inch model weighs 10.7 ounces while the 8.9 model wieghs 13.2 ounces. This specification makes the iPad Air 2 heavier than Fire HDX 8.9.
Both HDX and HDX 8.9 have built in HD front-facing camera. However, the smaller model does not have any rear-facing camera, while the larger one is equipped with an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera.
More Internal Storage Options Available
Both Kindle Fire HDX models have three internal storage options: 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB.
Kindle Fire Australia
While Kindle Fire tablets are cheaper than other top-selling tablets in the market, Amazon did not compromise the performance of these devices, both with respect to hardware and software. You can buy Kindle Fire at Amazon.com but you may need freight forwarder like Shipito to get them shipped to Australia.