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Amazon's bigger, better Kindle Fire HDs (pictures)

A faster processor, clearer screen, and Wi-Fi are the big draws to the new Kindle Fire HD, $199 for the 7-inch version and $299 for the 8.9-inch model.

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HD screen for vibrant images

Brilliant colors and high resolution make the Kindle Fire HD the top of the line for the newest offerings from Amazon.
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Easy to read

Obviously not just for movies and images, the Fire HD is very capable for reading text from any angle with a polarizing filter and anti-glare technology.
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Watch movies

Dolby audio and dual-driver stereo speakers make movie viewing a more immersive experience.
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Play games

Games look great on the 1,280x800-pixel HD display.
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Built-in HDMI out port

Use the built-in HDMI out port to bring the entertainment from the Kindle screen to your home entertainment system.
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Controls and capabilities

The HDMI port, volume controls, and headphone jack are all on the right edge of the device.
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HD Movies, TV shows, and games

Browse through and choose from thousands of movies, shows, and games in high definition.
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Front-facing camera

Talk to friends and family with free Skype video calls using the front-facing HD camera.
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Plug it in

Use the USB 2.0 (micro-B connector) port for connecting to a PC or Mac.

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