Amazon has revealed its new Kindle Fire HD during a TV commercial and special event within the last week, which showcased the specs that include an impressive 254ppi display that comes with a full high definition resolution, 1920×1200, on a larger 8.9-inch screen. Other Kindle Fire HD features include a variety of Android 4.0, Bluetooth, HDMI, a front HD camera, and the processer is a Texas Instruments OMAP 4470.
The Kindle Fire improvements continue with dual band 4GHz/5GHz Wi-Fi, storage up to 64GB, and even a LTE model for those that want to access content when a Wi-Fi network is not available. While this all sounds good and the new Kindle Fire HD is certainly an improvement, there are some features that are not welcomed and a few users find it distasteful to have to pay for their removal.
Amazon’s new Kindle Fire HD disliked already – there are a couple of areas that a growing number of consumers are voicing opinions on in a negative way, which includes the special offers Amazon will show unless you pay a fee for them to be removed, yes that’s even after paying for the device in the first place, and also others feel that the Kindle app delivers enough in a virtual way on multiple devices. The problem with the app is that other devices don’t always read as well in the sun, which the Kindle Fire HD shouldn’t have any problems with.
We have toned down some of the reactions to Amazon wanting to charge for the removal of ads on the new Kindle Fire, but in a nutshell a growing number of users feel it’s “ludicrous” when you’re already paying hundreds of dollars. This line of thought event comes from people that don’t like the iPad; although it is worth noting that Amazon aim to keep the price of the Kindle Fire HD lower thanks to placing ads on these devices.
Would you pay a fee to remove ads from the Kindle Fire HD, and how do you feel about paying money for a device that includes ads as well? The comment below is an official response from Amazon in regard to the paying of $15 to opt-out, which is thanks to this source. We’d love to hear your comments in relation to paying to remove ads with Amazon devices.
Once the fee is paid you’ll find that the ads on the home page and lock screen are removed, although a number of our readers have already pointed out that the two best ways to remove ads are to not buy the device in the first place or root the tablet. We’d never recommended rooting, unless you are happy to go down this path, but there are plenty of alternatives to the Kindle Fire HD that don’t include ads after paying good money.
You can see two videos of the new Kindle Fire HD below, which includes a quick hands-on review and also the official Amazon TV commercial. One thing is for sure and that is the new hardware is a massive improvement.