Kindle Fire HDX 8.9” Ships Today

  Kindle Fire HDX 8.9” Ships Today

   A premium product at a non-premium price—Fire HDX 8.9” features the best
             performing tablet display, according to DisplayMate

    Fire HDX 8.9” is startlingly light—at 13.2 ounces, it is the lightest
                             large-screen tablet

Business Wire

SEATTLE -- November 7, 2013

(NASDAQ: AMZN)— today announced that the new 8.9” Kindle Fire
HDX—the lightest large-screen tablet—is now shipping. Kindle Fire HDX 8.9”
combines groundbreaking hardware, Fire OS 3.0 “Mojito,” and exclusive new
features like X-Ray for Music, Prime Instant Video downloads and the
revolutionary new Mayday button—and is available for just $379. Order now at

“The 8.9” Fire HDX is startlingly light—at just 13.2 ounces, it’s the lightest
large-screen tablet. This is combined with a 339 ppi, perfect-color HDX
display, 3x the processing power, 2x the memory, 4x the graphics performance,
and backed by Fire OS 3.0, with exclusive features like the revolutionary new
Mayday button—and all of this is just $379, much less than you’d pay for a
comparable tablet,” said Peter Larsen, Vice President, Amazon Kindle. “This is
the best tablet we’ve ever built, and we can’t wait to see what our customers

Fire HDX 8.9” has the most advanced display on any tablet—Dr. Raymond Soneira
at DisplayMate Technologies says: “Most impressive of all is the Kindle Fire
HDX 8.9, which has leapfrogged into the best performing Tablet display that we
have ever tested, significantly out-performing the iPad Air in Brightness,
Screen Reflectance, and high ambient light contrast, plus a first place finish
in the very challenging category of Absolute Color Accuracy.”

The reviews are in:

  *“..the HDX 8.9 is light. Absurdly light. Dumb light. It makes the already
    featherweight one-pound iPad Air feel like it's made out of lead by
    comparison.” – Gizmodo
  *“Amazon is clearly waging a battle on the display front. The company keeps
    upping its game, and indeed, the screen here dazzles, with 2,560 x 1,600
    resolution and a pixel density of 339 pixels per inch.” – Engadget
  *“The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is a performance monster that speeds
    through Web sites and UI navigation at a frantic pace. Its screen is
    impressively sharp and its body amazingly light for a larger tablet. The
    Mayday feature gives personal and near-instant customer service.” – CNet
  *“For full-sized consumer tablets you’re really going to be choosing
    between two models (three if you feel adventuresome): the Apple iPad Air
    and the fully redesigned and quite exquisite Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9.”
    – Mashable
  *“What’s most striking about the HDX 8.9 is just how light it is. At 13.2
    ounces, it’s 34 percent lighter than last year’s model (Amazon shaved off
    nearly 7 ounces), and a full 20 percent lighter than the iPad Air.” – The
  *“…it [Kindle Fire HDX 8.9”] is emerging as the strongest challenger yet to
    Apple's device.” – Associated Press
  *“The Fire HDX beat out the new iPad Air in brightness, screen reflectance,
    and absolute color accuracy – all of which are key to a enjoyable tablet
    experience.” – Wired
  *“This is probably the best screen I own for watching movies.” – TechHive
  *“On the LAPTOP Battery Test – continuous Web surfing over Wi-Fi on 40
    percent brightness-- the HDX 8.9-inch lasted an epic 13 hours and 42
    minutes.” – Laptop
  *“At the end of the day, the Kindle Fire HDX offers the best raw hardware
    performance.” – CNN Money

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battery life, as well as exclusive new features of Fire OS 3.0 including X-Ray
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