Amazon.com Inc.’s Kindle Fire HD, 2013 model
The Kindle HD is pictured at right.
Shipped: Oct. 2
Price: $139 with 8 gigabytes of storage, $169 with 16 GB
Screen size: 7 inches diagonally
Screen resolution: 1280 by 800 pixels (216 pixels per inch)
Size: Height: 7.5 inches; width: 5.0 inches; thickness: 0.42 inch
Weight: 12.2 ounces
Battery life: 10 hours
Operating system: Modified version of Google’s Android
Pros: Really cheap and portable. Convenient access to Amazon store. Integration with Amazon Prime subscription benefits such as book-borrowing, videos.
Cons: Third-party applications limited to what’s available through Amazon store, not broader Google Play store. No camera or option for cellular access. Fewer features than 2012 model, including less storage and the exclusion of front-facing camera and microphone in new model. No ‘‘Mayday’’ support.