Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD 8.9 gets taken apart

November 20, 2012
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    If you are intrigued by the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 and wonder how it holds up against other slates, we’ve pitted the biggest member of the Amazon tablet family against one of its fiercest foes in the market, the iPad 3. But taking the tablet apart is one thing we haven’t done – and probably will not be doing.

    Thankfully, it’s one job that the folks at PowerbookMedic have no problem tackling. Let’s find out what the $299 tablet packs inside!

    It seems the talk of the town is true, Samsung does like to get around. The teardown of the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD reveals that the tablet uses several key components from Samsung. The list includes the display, RAM, and flash memory.

     

    Interestingly, most of the components are attached to the back cover of the tablet. And as noted by the website, the slate comes with a unique dual-battery setup inside, though the capacity only tops out at 6,000mAh.

    The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 already went for sale last week, while the 4G LTE version should be available in the coming days. As a refresher, the 8.9-inch display (1,920 x 1,200 resolution) is accompanied by a dual-core 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4470 processor, 16/32GB internal storage, 1GB RAM, WiFi a/b/g/n, and a customized version of Android 4.0.

    If you want more teardown goodies, feel free to hit the source for more explicit pictures.

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