Amazon first announced the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD in early September, and at the time the company said that it would begin shipping on November 20. It looks like Amazon has beaten its own estimate, though, as it's revealed that the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD is shipping out today. The device will also be available at Best Buy starting tomorrow, and it'll hit other retailers like Staples and Radio Shack in the following weeks, which is good news since any 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD orders placed from Amazon today aren't expected to ship until December 3. The 4G-enabled model of the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD will begin shipping out on November 20.
Need a refresher on the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD? This Amazon tablet features an 8.9-inch display with a resolution of 1920x1200, which works out to 254 pixels per inch. Also included is a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, front-facing camera, dual stereo speakers and either 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, of which 12.7GB and 27.1GB are user-accessible. The 4G model also features AT&T LTE connectivity as well as a 12-month data package that includes 250MB of data per month for $49.99. The Kindle Fire HDs themselves are priced at $299 and $399 for the 16GB and 32GB Wi-Fi-only models, while the LTE-capable units cost $499 and $599 for the 32GB and 64GB versions.