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Product Review: Kindle Fire HD

Even though Amazon only released the Kindle Fire HD about a month ago, the new tablet computer already accounts for hundreds of millions of visits to the Amazon website. With the incredible popularity of this new tablet, we thought this would be a good time to review the Kindle Fire HD and help you decide if this tablet is the one for you and if you should buy it and ship it overseas.

The Kindle Fire HD includes many of the same features found on other tablet computers and smartphones; these features include Internet access, a built-in music player and a front-facing camera perfect for video calls. If you use an Android smartphone, many of your favorite apps will also work on the Kindle Fire HD.

The high definition seven-inch video screen boasts a crisp 1280 by 800 display with a polarizing filter and anti-glare technology.

If you plan to connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot to access the Internet, you won’t find a faster connection than the Kindle Fire HD. According to Amazon, this tablet computer uses dual antennae to connect at speeds up to 40 percent faster than the iPad 3. Once you get the Kindle Fire HD online, you can also enjoy integrated access to Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Hotmail and an array of other online services. The Kindle Fire HD can even connect to business email servers so you can stay connected even when not in the office.

In addition to the Kindle Fire HD’s high definition screen, the tablet also sports Dolby Digital Plus audio that provides the best sound available, even without headphones. The tablet also includes dual speakers, so it can deliver true stereo sound and even simulate surround sound.

Of course, the Kindle also supports many of Amazon’s most popular services. When you buy a Kindle Fire HD, you can instantly access more than 22 million movies, songs, books, magazines, audio books and TV shows from all around the world.
You can even access exclusive video features that give you information about actors and actresses as they appear on screen.  Amazon also includes free unlimited cloud storage for your Amazon purchases, and you get a free month of Amazon Prime when you buy it.

If you enjoy playing games, you can access millions of the most popular titles and even download exclusive games like Fibble and Skylanders Cloud Patrol.  
Parents will also appreciate the included FreeTime parental control feature. This exclusive Kindle software allows you to set limitations so you can limit your children’s (or adults’) usage of the device. FreeTime also allows you to limit the content other users can view on the Kindle Fire HD, and Amazon includes this service for free.
The Amazon Kindle Fire HD is available now, and prices start at just US $199 for the 16 GB Wi-Fi version. Even better, Amazon offers overnight shipping, so you can have the Kindle Fire HD waiting in your suite within 24 hours. For more information and to order, please visit


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