The 8.9 inch Amazon Kindle Fire HDX tablet is shipping today, priced at $379. The 7 inch version already started shipping in the middle of October, so it’s time for the bigshot to arrive.
The product is an 8.9 inch slate with an impressive 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution, that amounts to 339 ppi density. Inside it has a quad core 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU, with Adreno 330 GPU and 2 GB of RA. The device has a max brightness over 400 nits, dynamic image contrast, reduced glare and advanced polarizing filter.
It weighs 374 grams and comes with 16 GB of storage, of which 10.9 GB are available to the user, but there’s also a 32 GB version, with 25 GB available, or 64 GB with 53 GB available. The product offers up to 12 hours of reading, surfing the web on WiFi, watching video or music playback. Specs include an ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, GPS for the 4G version and an 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash.
Upfront there’s a 720p camera and the device runs a new version of OS called Fire OS 3.0, aka Mojito, based on Android. It also comes with cloud services and a content based interface, as usual for an Amazon device.