Introducing the All-New Fire HD--Powerful tablet, endless entertainment

Available in 6" or 7", the new Fire HD is powerful and portable—vivid HD display with over 1 million pixels, fast quad-core processor, incredibly reliable design, front and rear-facing cameras, Dolby Digital audio, and more

Includes Fire OS 4 "Sangria" which adds hundreds of new features and platform enhancements—plus access to millions of books, Android apps, and games

Unlimited cloud storage for all photos taken with Fire HD's front and rear-facing cameras—free

SEATTLE, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today introduced the new Fire HD in Canada, featuring a quad-core processor, front and rear-facing cameras, an HD display, incredible reliability, and a world-class ecosystem of features, services, and content. The new Fire HD tablets are available in two sizes—6" for CDN$134 and 7" for CDN$184.

"The new Fire HD features a stunning HD display, quad-core processor, Dolby Digital audio, front and rear-facing cameras, incredible reliability, and Amazon's massive content ecosystem—all supported by Amazon customer service," said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Founder and CEO.  

Fire HD delivers a world-class entertainment experience—with millions of books, Android apps, and games. Fire HD is great for playing games, reading books, and more.

Fire HD features:

  • High-definition display—Crisp and vivid with over 1 million pixels (252 ppi for 6", 216 ppi for 7"), now brighter than the previous generation Kindle Fire HD, with vibrant colours and whiter whites.
  • Ultrafast quad-core processor—Running at up to 1.5 GHz, the quad-core processor has 3x the graphics performance of the Samsung Tab 4—Fire HD can run even the most graphically intensive games.
  • Front and rear-facing cameras—Video chat with friends and family with the front facing camera; take photos or capture videos in 1080p HD with the rear-facing camera, with free, unlimited cloud storage for all photos taken on Fire devices.
  • Pocketable design—Small and portable so it fits in a pocket or purse and is easy to hold with one hand.
  • Incredible reliability—With a Gorilla Glass display and a design that is engineered for best-in-class reliability, you don't have to worry about Fire HD breaking. Many other tablets cut corners on reliability—in lab testing they are anywhere from 2x to 20x more likely than Fire HD to break if dropped. Even the iPad mini is 2x more likely to break.
  • Dolby Digital Plus audio—The standard in high-end audio. Fire HD delivers crisp and clear sound without distortion.
  • All-day battery life—Delivers up to 8 hours of reading, listening to music, watching video, and browsing the web.
  • Stay connected and productive—Fast web browsing, email and calendar support, plus a new pre-loaded WPS Office app lets you create, edit, and view Office documents.
  • Massive content ecosystem—Millions of books, Android apps, and games—including Facebook, Netflix, Sognza, Twitter, Angry Birds Stella, Minecraft, and more—with free, unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content.

Also available for the Fire HD are new accessories, including a new protective cover that is available in six colours and can stand in both portrait and landscape orientations.

The new Fire HD is available for pre-order starting today for CDN$134 for 6" and CDN$184 for 7" and will begin shipping in October. Visit www.amazon.ca/fire-hd to learn more.

In addition to the new Fire HD 6" and Fire HD 7", Amazon also today introduced the new Fire HDX 8.9. To learn more about the new Fire HDX 8.9" and many of the features above, visit www.amazon.ca/hdx.    

About Amazon
Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire phone, Fire tablets, and Fire TV are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.

SOURCE: Amazon.ca

For further information: Andrew Gouveia, Sonic Boom, T 416-848-1385, a.gouveia@sonicboom.com


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