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How Kindle Fire HD Differs from Kindle Fire

Part of the Kindle Fire HD For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Kindle Fire HD is the second generation of Kindle Fire. The new device adds several great features and improvements over the first-generation Kindle Fire. If you own an original Kindle Fire bought prior to September 2012, the following table helps you understand the differences between the devices.

Note: If you bought a Kindle Fire after August 2012, it will have sponsored screensavers, Kindle FreeTime, a 1.2 GHz processor, Read to Me, and integrated support for Facebook and Twitter.

Kindle FireKindle Fire HD
Library buttons on Home Screen
Books Books
Music Music
Video Videos
Newsstand Newsstand
Docs Docs
Apps Apps
Web Web
 - Shop
 - Games
 - Audiobooks
 - Photos
 - Offers
   
Features
Parental Controls Parental Controls/Kindle FreeTime
Built-in Wi-Fi Built-in Wi-Fi; 4G LTE with the Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE model only
Prime Instant Video Prime Instant Video
1024 x 600 resolution 1280 x 800 high definition touchscreen
8GB 16 or 32GB
Included charger (no Micro USB cable) Included Micro USB cable (no power adapter)
14.1 ounces 13.9 ounces
7.44" x 4.72" x 0.45" 7.6" x 5.4" x 0.4"
Micro USB connector port Micro USB connector port; HDMI port
9-hour battery life 11-hour battery life
 - Bluetooth
 - Gorilla-glass display with reduced glare
 - Dolby Digital Plus audio
 - Dual band antenna for faster downloads
 - 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor
 - Integrated support for Facebook and Twitter
 - Front-facing HD camera
 - Microphone
 - Sponsored screensavers
Unlimited Cloud storage for Amazon content Unlimited Cloud storage for Amazon content
 - Read to Me text to speech
Book Extras X-Ray for Books and Movies
   
Apps
Mail Mail
Contacts Contacts
 - Calendar
 - Calculator
 - Skype (free download)
Silk browser Silk browser
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