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Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare • May 23, 2013

Kindle Fire HD's Release Date In India Is June 13. Amazon's Taking Pre-Orders.

The two versions of Amazon Kindle's tablet - Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9'', which could only be bought till date in theUS, the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Japan, is now available worldwide in 170+ countries. The official shipping aka release date for the Kindle's HD tablets is June 13. The Kindle Fire HD, which Amazon proudly entitles as the 'most advanced 7" tablet' has now the price tag of $199 (Rs. 11,000) for 16 GB version and $229 (Rs. 12,700) for the 32 GB one. While, 8.9-inch version of the Fire HD is priced at $269 (Rs. 15,000) for 16 GB and at $299 (Rs. 17,000) for 32 GB. The prices in Indian currency are approximated to round figures. The announcement for these products to be globally available is a result of the company's launch of the Amazon App Store in around 200 countries.

The Kindle Fire HD 7" tab has a Dolby Audio and dual-driver stereo speakers for immersive, virtual surround sound support. Along with the 1280x800 HD display that promises polarizing filter and anti-glare technology for rich color and deep contrast, the Kindle Fire HD is the world's first tablet to feature Dual-Band Dual-Antenna Wi-Fi. Powered by a 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor with Imagination PowerVR 3D graphics core for fast and fluid performance, the company is celebrating the launch by offering two popular apps for free on May 23 and May 24: "Fruit Ninja" and "Cut the Rope: Experiments." Amazing, right?


Coming to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" display tablet, you get the highest resolution of any Kindle Fire with rich color and deep contrast. Useful ideally for watching movies and gaming purpose, the Custom Dolby audio and dual stereo speakers for crisp, rich sound are just the thing you would want to have. The Front-facing HD camera for taking photos or making video calls on both these Kindles come in handy. And apps like easy-to-use e-mail, calendar, and contacts for work or home, including Gmail, Hotmail, Exchange etc are a boon.

We have been looking forward to the launch of these tablets for months now. With these gadgets available worldwide, Amazon has opened up to infinite possibilites. How Indian market reacts to these eReaders is something best left unanticipated. We will watch and find out. But, what are your initial opinions? Share with us through comments below

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