Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD range of tablets come to India

Amazon has announced the availability of its Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9 tablets in the Indian market.


Kindle Fire HD is a 7-inch tablet with 1280×800 display resolution that is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and Imagination SGX540 GPU. It weighs 395 grams and has a 4400mAh battery which gives 11 hours of usage.

Kindle Fire HD 8.9, on the other hand, features an 8.9-inch display with a pixel density of 254 pixels per inch and a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels. It is powered by 1.5GHz dual-core processor and Imagination SGX544 GPU, weighs 567 grams and has a 6000mAh battery giving 10 hours of usage.

Both tablets come with 1GB of RAM, dual-band Wi-Fi, Dolby Audio with dual stereo speakers, Bluetooth 3.0, and are available in 16GB and 32GB variants.

The tablets run a highly customised version of Android 4.0.3 with apps available through Amazon’s Appstore, instead of Google Play. Kindle Fire HD tablets can also consume content from Amazon’s large library of audio, video and books content, though only books are available in India at this stage.

The tablet can be bought via Amazon store in India, which went live earlier this week and apart from that retail stores like Croma, Reliance Digital and Vijay Sales among others will be selling the tablets.