Review: Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 4G LTE Wireless

At a Glance

The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 delivers a larger display and a budget 4G wireless plan. Its heavy integration with Amazon's services is a strength, but also a limitation.

Pros

  • Relatively low-cost 4G wireless add-on package
  • Tight integration with Amazon services

Cons

  • Surprisingly heavy for its size
  • Limited to Amazon's Appstore
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At a Glance

The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 delivers Amazon's customized tablet experience in a sturdy tablet with a roomier 8.9-inch display. Its heavy integration with Amazon's services is a strength, but also a limitation.

Pros

  • Tight integration with Amazon services
  • Pleasing, sharp display

Cons

  • Surprisingly heavy for its size
  • Limited to Amazon's Appstore
 Compare

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