Amazon didn't disappoint those who were hoping for a larger Kindle Fire. The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch will be making its way into consumers hands come November 20th and we've got a hands-on demo with the device for you all to check out. As a reminder of what exactly the Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch is packing for specs, here they are:

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch - starts at $299, shipping November 20

  • 16 GB / 32 GB storage
  • 8.9-inch 1920 x 1200 touchscreen at 254 PPI
  • TI OMAP 4470 processor
  • 9.4 x 7.31 x 0.34 inches
  • 802.11n 5 Ghz MIMO Wi-Fi antenna

Whether or not it's he best tablet out there for the price will really depend on what you're looking for in a tablet but overall, Amazon has put together some nice hardware. We're looking forward to spending some more time with them all soon.

Pre-order: New Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD 7-inch, Kindle Fire 8.9-inch and 8.9-inch 4G LTE

 
There are 13 comments

draddo11 says:

They didnt disappiont at all ..

hic9582 says:

That thing is so laggy scrolling through the magazine. I was impressed when I saw the screen resolution but I knew they wouldn't be able to solve the lagginess of the UI because of the ridiculous crap they put over top of android.

Tomguruken36 says:

The touch screen seemed pretty unresponsive to me. When the touch screen is the your only means of navigation, that might become a pretty big issue.

likwid687 says:

lol @ random lady that walks in at 3:29 and then realizes her mistake and walks away

ggulick#AC says:

Not excited about them being ad supported.

mikehardez says:

How does the TI OMAP 4470 compare to the Tegra 3 in the Nexus 7? Based on cursory research it looks like the GPU is almost surely inferior, but what about general performance?

nemesys23 says:

Really a shame they have to screw up a nice device by screwing up Android. I'll stick with my Nexus 7 thank you very much and recommend it over the Kindle Fire HD to everyone I know.

sandnut says:

So is there a way to get to the Android UI? I was excited reading the specs, but after seeing the hands on, I'm leaning back towards a Nexus 7.

Suntan says:

Does it support HDMI out?

That's the one thing keeping me from getting a Nexus 7.

-Suntan

dwain77 says:

What's that Fibble game? Exclusive to kindle?

etnpnys says:

I can't find it in either Google Play or the Amazon App Store. Shame... cuz my kids would probably love it.

etnpnys says:

The inches of separation between the guys's finger and the page turning doesn't make me confident that this thing is going to be uber-smooth. Also, there quite a few stutters in this video that back that up... Sure, sure perhaps the magazine app isn't optimized yet blahblahblah but other than the carousel it just doesn't look too fast.

And I want that Fibble game.