This morning, AT&T and Amazon announced that they are bringing the 8.9-inch LTE variant of the Kindle Fire HD over to AT&T’s network. Of course it will work with AT&T’s LTE network and will cost $250 with a new 2-year contract. But who would sign a contract for a tablet? Starting April 5th, the Kindle Fire HD will be available at AT&T, and if you don’t want to sign a new contract with another evil carrier, I mean AT&T, you’ll be paying $399 up front for the tablet. It’s also rather important to note that AT&T will be the first US carrier to offer the Kindle Fire HD at a subsidized price point. It’ll be interesting to see how it all plays out.
What kind of specs can you expect for the Kindle Fire HD?
- 8.9-inch 1920×1200 resolution display
- Forked Version of Android
- 10 hours of battery life
- 4G LTE support
The Kindle Fire line of tablets isn’t something we would normally refer to as an Android tablet. As most of us would pick it up and never know it was running on Android. Amazon has forked Android to work with their services and Silk Browser on their Kindle Fire devices. Which is what we are expecting Facebook to do with their own phone when it’s announced later this week.
For the price, the Kindle Fire HD isn’t a bad device, but if you’re looking for an Android tablet. You’ll probably want to look elsewhere. The Nexus 7 is always a good choice, even though it doesn’t have LTE (yet), it does have HSPA+ support for both AT&T and T-Mobile. Now I’m not familiar with AT&T’s HSPA+ network, but I know T-Mobile is relatively similar in speeds to AT&T and Verizon’s network.
So how many of you are planning on grabbing one of these Kindle Fire HD’s from AT&T later this week? Let us know in the comments down below.