Amazon today pushed yet another upgrade to their Kindle Fire series tablets called ‘Kindle Fire HDX’ & comes with powerful hardware, new software features and a 24/7 live tech support via ‘Mayday’ button. Kindle HDX is available for pre-order from today on Amazon website & will be released on November 7, 2013

There are two main models for Kindle Fire HDX just like – Samsung TAB3 series – 7 inches & 8.9 inches; both models have their variations depending upon memory options (16GB, 32GB or 64GB), with special offers or without, Connectivity options (WiFi-only, 4G+WiFi AT&T – GSM  or 4G+WiFi Verizon – CDMA)


Kindle Fire HDX is packed with quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, truly HD display with 336 ppi density, both rear & front HD cameras. See detailed hardware specification below…

Key Features of Kindle Fire HDX

  • HDX Display: Stunning HD display with improved brightness, reduced glare
  • Faster Processor & RAM: Three times faster processing power with double the RAM from earlier models
  • Lighter & stronger: 34% lighter than earlier models and yet durable with magnesium uni-body design
  • Improved battery: 12-hour battery life with up to 18 hours when reading books.
  • HD Cameras: Both front and rear cameras are capable of recording HD videos
  • Dedicated Mayday button for 24/7 on-device tech support: Amazon with this release introduced 24/7 on-device tech support that guides you through any Fire HDX features
  • Prime Instant Downloads: Amazon Prime members can instant download content even when on a plane, in a car or when – not online 🙂
  • All new X-ray feature for music displays line-by-line lyrics & shows trivia or character back-stories when watching movies or TV shows
  • Improved production support with enhanced apps & few enterprise features like VPN, encryption and printing from Kindle are coming soon.
  • Powered with Android – Amazon also brings Mojito, a new Fire OS 3.0 to Kindle HDX with features such as Grid views, Second screen, Amazon Cloud services and hundreds such new features
  • Custom Dolby Audio – a new audio technology in Kindle HDX that automatically decides the best optimized sound quality depending upon what user is doing such as; watching a movie, listening to music or talking on Skype.

Hardware Specs

  • Display: 339 ppi pixel density, 2560 x 1600px resolution, 100% sRGB offering perfect color accuracy (less in case of 7inch Fire HDX)
  • Processor: 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor with Adreno 330 GPU
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage : 16GB (8.8 usable), 32GB (25GB usable), 64GB (54.3GB usable)
  • Battery: Up to 12 hours for all activities & up to 18 hours for when only reading. Less in case of high usage
  • Connectivity: WiFi, 4G, USB 2.0, Bluetooth
  • Camera: 8MP rear camera with LED Flash & front facing 720p HD camera
  • Dual Microphone, Dual Speakers, Bluetooth accessory support for keyboards, headsets or speakers


Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 inches is packed with so many needed features that – it looks amazingly competitive with other popular brands in the market such as Samsung Tab 3 and Nexus 7.

However, I am doubtful in terms of long-term performance, purely because of the bloated software that’s being forced on to it. I am not saying it’s useless because, it certainly would help a type of users, including those who would be using the live tech support button. And, I would have liked if the bloat-ware came as an optional install.

Downloading content without Internet, is such a cream that any Amazon Prime user would love to have. No external storage option, no color options, are a kind of disappointment considering even Apple has gone colorful recently.

Rest, looks inviting enough to buy this tablet & I can’t wait to compare between Samsung Tab 3 & Kindle Fire HDX. I shall update you soon. Write in comments below if you have any questions or feedback to share about the new Kindle Fire HDX


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