Kindle Fire HDX: It’s a Kindle on Fire
It wasn’t too long ago when Amazon’s Kindle was first launched — and it was a huge hit.
But it was also around the same time when tablets started becoming a thing.
Back then, logic dictated that the more powerful, more versatile tablets — having an unparalleled advantage over the low-key Kindles — would have driven the supposedly boring e-reader to its early grave.
But Kindle has put up a good fight, and it sure lived to stay.
Today, not only are these e-readers survivors of the tablet era, but they have also dominated many other areas of the vast world of technology.
From e-reader apps to actual, physical e-readers, to fully-functional e-readers slash tablets — Amazon has definitely made it clear that Kindles are here to stay.
Amazon Kindle’s new line of tablets show that Kindle is also able to directly compete with well-established rivals like Apple, Samsung, and many others — by making certain that they are just as packed with the same impressive features as their competitors, if not equipped with even more.
Among the fiercest of the latest Kindles is the Kindle Fire HDX with 8.9″. This device is equipped with a 2.2GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU coupled with an Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM.
This particular Fire HDX model boasts of 8.9″ HDX touchscreen display with 100% sRGB color accuracy, 2560×1600 resolution at 339 ppi, video playback of up to 1080p, and is equipped with a reduced glare + advanced polarizing filter.
Aside from its dual-antenna, dual-band WiFi feature, this device also has a connectivity support for 4G LTE wireless networks with HSPA+, HSDPA, backed with AT&T wireless with EDGE/GPRS fallback.
The Kindle Fire HDX has an Electronic Image Stabilization-equipped front-facing 720p HD camera, 8MP rear-facing camera with LED flash, and a wide-aperture 5P f/2.2 lens.
This device can be fully charged in just under 5 hours through the Kindle PowerFast charger, which comes with the unit upon purchase.
Weighing 34 percent lighter than its predecessor at only 13.2 oz, the Kindle Fire XDX is a good choice not just for Kindle-reading, but for everything else that a regular tablet can do as well.