The FCC has given its approval for the Amazon Kindle Fire 4G version, an essential step in the device’s release. The Federal Communications Commission has to approve every wireless device before it can be released in the US. I have to remind you that Amazon announced the new Kindle Fire units last month, so if you want one of them with 4G connectivity, this is it.
The 4G unit has an 8.9 inch screen with a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution and it will be available in 32 GB and 64 GB versions. The price will be $500, on par with the latest iPad, but don’t break the piggy bank yet, since the product will only be shipping on November 20. Google’s Android 4.0 is at the core of the device, but in a tweaked version, that delivers Amazon content and services easily.
The device uses an iPS LCD panel and it measures just 8.8 mm in thickness. Kindle Fire HD 8.9 4G weighs 567 grams and opts for a dual core TI OMAP 4470 processor at 1.5 GHz, with a PowerVR SGX544 GPU and 1 GB of RAM. It also has a front camera, for video calling, with a 1.3 megapixel resolution. Other features include Dolby Digital Plus technology and stereo speakers.