The Kindle 8GB Fire HD 6 Tablet features the Fire OS 4 Sangria operating system and a 6" HD 1280 x 800 multi-touch display. The tablet supports multitasking and seamless app to app transitions, thanks to its 1GB of RAM and a quad-core processor reaching speeds of up to 1.5GHz. This model also provides 8GB of flash storage and unlimited free cloud storage for photos, videos, and Amazon Prime media. You can use the tablet for a variety of entertainment and work applications, including editing Word, Excel, and Powerpoint files. The HD 6 features both front and rear cameras for photography and video chatting. You can use the tablet to send your tablet display content to your TV screen as well. For connectivity, the Kindle Fire HD features 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, which gives you access to the Internet from anywhere there's a Wi-Fi hotspot or from your home wireless network. It also provides Bluetooth wireless technology with support for A2DP so you can use Bluetooth to connect peripheral devices or stream music to Bluetooth speakers. The tablet is equipped with a rechargeable battery that can last up to 8 hours for all day entertainment. Other features include user-customizable profiles for sharing your tablet as well as Whispersync technology.
6" HD Display
The Kindle Fire HD 6 features a 1280 x 800 high definition Gorilla Glass LCD display with over one million pixels (252 ppi) and a brighter display for vibrant colors and whiter whites. Enjoy a hi-def viewing experience at all angles through a combination of IPS (in-plane switching) technology and a polarizing filter.
Quad-Core Processor up to 1.5 GHz
The Fire HD 6's quad-core processor consists of two 1.5 GHz cores and two lower-power 1.2 GHz cores running simultaneously for optimal load balancing and power efficiency. With over 2x the speed and over 3x the graphics performance of the previous generation Fire HD, this quad-core processor ensures faster app launch times, smoother games and videos, and better overall performance than its predecessor.
Up to 8 Hours of Battery Life
Up to 8 hours of reading, surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, and listening to music. Battery life will vary based on device settings, usage, and other factors such as web browsing and downloading content. Recharge fully in under 6 hours using the included micro-USB cable and power adapter.
Rear- and Front-Facing Cameras
Fire HD features a 2MP rear-facing camera that allows for high-resolution photos and 1080p HD video. The Fire camera app can also capture Panorama and High Dynamic Range (HDR) photos. The front-facing VGA camera is designed for video calls as well as taking selfies.
Unlimited Amazon Cloud Drive Storage
Register your device and get free, unlimited storage in Amazon Cloud Drive for all photos taken with your Fire HD, plus free storage for all of your Amazon content.
Unique Profiles for Each Family Member
With Profiles, create unique profiles for up to 2 adults and 4 children so family members can share a tablet and still keep personalized settings like email and social media accounts, home screen carousel, and even their own level in games.
Amazon FreeTime allows parents to create a profile for each of their children and choose what books, apps, games, and videos they want to give their kids access to. Also, you can set daily limits for tablet use, or restrict certain categories like games and video while leaving unlimited time for reading.
Immediate Video Start with ASAP
No more waiting for a video to buffer every time you hit "Play." ASAP (Advanced Streaming and Prediction) learns what movies and shows you like and gets them ready for you to watch. The more you view videos on your Fire HD, the more accurate ASAP becomes, dynamically adapting to your viewing habits.
Prime Instant Video Downloads
Amazon Prime members can now download over half of the Prime Instant Video movie and TV show collection to Fire tablets.
X-Ray for Music, Movies, and TV
With X-Ray for music, see lyrics display line-by-line for many of your favorite songs. Powered by IMDb, X-Ray for movies and TV can instantly show which actors are currently on screen, jump to other movies in which they star, learn the names of songs as they play, see trivia questions and answers, and explore character backstories.
Watch on the Big Screen
Send movies and TV shows from your tablet to your TV using Second Screen. This turns your TV into the primary screen, freeing up your Fire HD to provide playback controls, a customized display for X-Ray, or simply be a place to email, browse the web, and more while you watch a movie. Second Screen is available for Amazon Fire TV, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Samsung TVs.
Productivity on the Go
WPS Office integrates with Cloud Drive, so Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents created or edited on the Fire HD 6 are automatically and securely backed up to a personal documents folder in the Cloud, and available on your other mobile devices and desktop computers.
Blind and visually impaired customers can leverage improved accessibility tools such as Screen Reader, Explore by Touch and Screen Magnifier. Screen Reader features the IVONA natural language text-to-speech voice engine. The tablet also includes adjustable font sizes and color, and a built-in Oxford dictionary.
Silk Web Browser
Amazon Silk is the HD 6's built-in, cloud-optimized web browser. This version includes print support and Reading View, which provides a clean, easy-to-read version of websites by removing unnecessary images and clutter.
The email app on the Kindle Fire HD 6 makes sending email, viewing attachments, grouping conversations by subject, and syncing contacts simple. The app provides full support for Exchange as well as the world's most popular email providers - Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo!, AOL, and more. Documents saved from email on the tablet will be automatically backed up to Cloud Drive.
802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
When it comes to HD content, bandwidth is everything. Without it, you get video buffering, slow downloads and dropped connections. Kindle Fire HD solves this issue by using dual-band, single-antenna Wi-Fi. With this, you'll enjoy fewer dropped connections and faster media streaming, plus you'll be able to go further from your wireless hotspot than with other tablets. The tablet uses the 802.11 b/g/n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication. It does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
Facebook and Twitter
Fire tablets are fully integrated with Facebook and Twitter, making it easy to connect and share with friends and family. Sync Facebook photos, share quotes and passages straight from your book, and more.
Share and Enjoy Your Photos and Video
Relive your most memorable moments in HD. The tablet's improved photo app makes it easy to view your albums or watch personal videos. And sharing your photos couldn't be easier - just tap on individual images to e-mail or to post to Facebook or Twitter.
Mirror Your Screen
Turn your television into your tablet monitor. The Fire HD 6 includes a SlimPort enabled micro USB port that lets you view images and video from your tablet on any compatible TV or monitor.
Import and Edit Your Photos and Video
Kindle Fire makes it easy to keep favorite photos and personal videos close at hand. Download your albums from Facebook, or add photos and personal videos to the Amazon Cloud Drive from your PC, Mac or phone. Editing on your Kindle Fire is just as easy, simply select a photo to begin editing or select from many popular apps in the Amazon Appstore.
Earn achievements, compare scores with friends, or take on the world with global leaderboards. GameCircle titles with Whispersync automatically store your progress in the cloud, so you'll never lose an unlocked level or saved game, even if you delete it from your device.
Share with Friends on Goodreads
Find your next favorite book. Join over 30 million other readers and see what your friends are reading, share highlights and rate the books you read with Goodreads on your Kindle Fire HD 6.
With Text-to-Speech, Fire HD tablets can read English-language content out loud to you, when available from the publisher.
Textbooks for Less
College is expensive, but textbooks don't have to be. Save up to 80% when you rent and up to 60% when you buy Kindle eTextbooks. Just because you carry a heavy college course load doesn't mean you need to carry a heavy textbook load too. You can also study smarter with features like X-Ray for Textbooks and Notebook.
Vibrant HD Magazines
The Kindle Fire's interactive magazine experience allows you to start reading in just a few seconds with access to any back issue at any time on the cloud. Plus, all Kindle Magazines come with a 30-day free trial.
Exclusive Kindle Titles
Hundreds of thousands of Kindle exclusive titles that you won't be able to find anywhere else, including books by best-selling authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, Ian Fleming, Oliver Pötzsch and Clive Barker.
With Immersion Reading, the Fire HD 6 can synchronize Kindle text with companion Audible audiobooks with real-time highlighting to create a more immersive reading experience.
X-Ray for Books & Textbooks
Tap on any page as you read to access X-Ray, an easy way to uncover more from the books and textbooks you love. Instantly find chapters and locations that mention ideas, characters and important places, as well as background info, biographies and more from Shelfari, YouTube and Wikipedia.
Choose to Listen or Read
With Whispersync for Voice you can switch seamlessly between reading your Kindle book and listening to the audiobook companion. Whispersync creates a virtual bookmark, so your Kindle picks up right where you left off listening. You don't have to do a thing; it's automatic.
Amazon Prime Music Store
With over 30 million songs from thousands of artists, the Kindle Fire's digital music store brings all your favorite music to your fingertips. Music you buy on the Kindle is saved to the cloud for free, and you can play or download it anytime.
Your Music in the Cloud
Music you buy on your HD 6 is instantly available on all your devices - buy on your Kindle Fire and listen right away with the Cloud Player app on your phone or your computer. Or, add your entire music collection to Cloud Player and start listening as soon as your Kindle Fire arrives. Just tap Music on the home screen of your Kindle Fire to manage your collection, play your music, or download it for offline playback.
Lyrics are displayed line by line while you listen to many of your favorite songs. You can also explore a more immersive artist experience with more photos, videos and fun facts than ever before.
Your Work E-Mail & Docs
With WPS Office, create, edit, view, and print Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files on your Fire tablet. Check and reply to work email on-the-go with a robust Exchange email experience with ActiveSync.
Kindle at the Office
Bring your Kindle Fire to the office and get the most out of your tablet. You can connect to your corporate Wi-Fi network and get on your company's intranet, download files, submit expenses and more. Take advantage of the Kindle Fire's rich selection of productivity and business apps as well.
With Kindle Fire HD, you can stay connected whether you're at the office or away using remote VPN. Access your company's network on-the-go and keep your corporate data secure with AES-128 bit software encryption.
Access your corporate intranet on your Fire HD tablet with single sign-on support in the Silk browser that caches Kerberos tickets securely on the device.
Request a digital certificate on to your HD 6 with a native Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP) client on the device to obtain secure access to corporate resources.
Fire HD in the Classroom
Schools can centrally manage their Kindle devices and send eBooks, apps and documents to groups of students with Whispercast for Kindle, a free online tool.
Student Engagement with Reading
Students can look up definitions as they read to build their vocabulary, adjust font sizes to meet their needs, and no longer need to be discouraged by the size of a book. Time-saving features for students include search, highlighting, notes, flashcards, and X-Ray.
Start streaming a movie on your Kindle Fire, pause, then resume watching the same scene on your TV. Whispersync remembers how much you've watched, read, listened or played, so you can pick up right where you left off, no matter which device you are using.
The Kindle Fire HD features an accelerometer and a gyroscope.
Content Formats Supported
The Kindle Fire HD supports multiple file formats including: Kindle (AZW), KF8, TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible Enhanced format (AAX), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, PCM/WAVE, OGG, WAV, M4V, MP4, AAC LC/LTP, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, MKV, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, HTML5, CSS3, 3GP, and VP8 (WEBM).
Kindle Fire HD is ready to use right out of the box. There's no setup, no software to install, no computer required to download content.
The tablet's additional features include: Dolby Digital Plus audio, external volume controls, a built-in microphone, an integrated speaker, and built-in Bluetooth with A2DP to support a variety of different wireless accessories such as keyboards or controllers with support for A2DP compatible stereo headphones, headsets and speakers.