Kindle Fire HD (8.9-inch) | Amazon
The first edition features a 40-page interview with the president of Israel
Just a day after confirming that consumers would be unable to opt-out of the Kindle Fire HD's integrated lockscreen ads, Amazon has reverted its decision.
Amazon gave the Kindle Fire HD a pretty massive software update — and one of the new features is that Microsoft Bing is set as the default search engine in the Fire HD's Silk browser.
An update to Amazon's Silk browser for the Kindle Fire HD speeds up page loads and adds a new Trending Now section to display a list of most popular sites. Amazon hasn't said whether or not the original Fire will get the update.
The Kindle Fire launch signals a new phase in Amazon's evolution as a company, fusing its futures in both tech and retail. Amazon wants to prove that like Apple, it's a serious, innovative technology company.
Amazon stepped up its presence in the tablet market today with the introduction of Kindle Fire HD, an 8.9-inch tablet squarely aimed at high-end competition from Apple, Samsung, and other manufacturers. We've compared the device with a number of other tablets.
Amazon announced a number of updates to its Kindle line-up today, but some of the most compelling additions were software elements of the Kindle Fire operating system itself.
Amazon is adding audiobooks with Whispersync for Voice to its Kindle Fire tablets, letting readers keep a single bookmark across text and audio versions of the same book. The company is also enabling Immersion Reading, which allows you to follow along in print while the narrator reads the audiobook.