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Amazon Kindle Fire HD (Wi-Fi, 16GB) (2nd gen)
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Summary: A smaller tablet from Amazon with a 7-inch screen and Wi-Fi Internet only, running on the Android 4.2 operating system. Uses the Amazon app store for downloading apps. Tested with 16GB of storage.
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Type: 7- to 8-inch-screen tablets, Wi-Fi-only
About - Amazon Kindle Fire HD (Wi-Fi, 16GB) (2nd gen)

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD (Wi-Fi, 16GB) (2nd gen) is a smaller tablet computer with a 7-inch screen. Its screen resolution is 216 pixels per inch. The rectangular screen is a better shape for videos than for photos, and it utilizes toughened glass for durability.

The tablet has a 1.5 GHz TI OMAP4 4470 processor with 2 cores. It runs on the Android 4.2 operating system. It has 1GB memory and is available with 8 or 16GB storage.

There is a headphone jack with a volume control, a built-in microphone, and stereo speakers. Internet connectivity is via Wi-Fi. There is no webcam, and there is no rear-facing camera. A charger is included.

The tablet measures 7.5 inches long by 5 inches wide by 0.41 inches thick, and weighs 0.76 pounds.

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The Ratings applied to untested model Amazon Kindle Fire HD (Wi-Fi, 8GB) (2nd gen) come from our tests of model Amazon Kindle Fire HD (Wi-Fi, 16GB) (2nd gen), which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
About This Brand

The Android-based Kindle Fire is a competitively priced 7- and 9-inch tablet. Subscribers to Amazon Prime ($99 per year) have access to extra content such as movies, TV shows, and books.  Its app store is curated by Amazon.  These tablet have a user interface customized by Amazon.

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Features & Specs - Amazon Kindle Fire HD (Wi-Fi, 16GB) (2nd gen)
info Internal storage (GB) 16
info Cellular data No
info Memory-card reader No
info Webcam No
info Camera No
info GPS No
info Optional folding keyboard No
info Fingerprint-resistant screen Yes
info Approved app market Yes
info Operating system Android 4.2
info Length (in.) 7.5
info Width (in.) 5
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General Information
Manufacturer, Inc
Manufacturer Website Address
Product Line Kindle Fire HD
Product Name Kindle Fire HD 7" Tablet
Product Type Tablet
User Reviews - Amazon Kindle Fire HD (Wi-Fi, 16GB) (2nd gen)
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
THE worst electronic device ever purchsd
Screen resolution
15 Dollars To Remove Ads
15 To Get Rid Ads Paid
15 To Remove Ads
16 Megs Not Enough
Constant crashes
flash not supported
Hard To Sub Browser
power hog
Preloaded With Junk
Problems Charging
Proprietary Browser
Best Uses
I thought I did my research. After I purchased, I realized how much negative info I missed. This thing is a paperweight at best. <br /><br />The proprietary software and browser (SILK) is absolutely horrible. When I say that my Kindle Fire HD crashes every 3 minutes, I mean it. It is IMPOSSIBLE to use the web effectively. Perhaps if you use it as an e-reader only, you'd be happy. <br /><br />Do your research, the internet is alive with problems.<br /><br />I tried the workarounds, loading a new browser, active cache cleaners, etc no avail.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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