The FCC has given its imprimatur to the most high-end model in the second generation of Amazon’s Kindle Fire line. This is an absolutely required step in this being released.
The Federal Communications Commission must approve every wireless device before it can be released in the U.S. In doing so, the federal agency sometimes reveals new information about upcoming devices. That is not the case this time, as Amazon announced all the new Kindle Fire models last month.
Still, this is good news for those who are looking forward to a Kindle Fire HD with 4G — this have taken an important step toward being released.
An Overview of the Kindle Fire HD with 4G
When designing its second-generation tablets, Amazon decided to step up its game. It is eventually going to offer three “HD” models that will be significantly more powerful than the original model in this series. But only one of these will have 4G LTE.
That device is going to have an 8.9-inch screen with a 1920 x 1200 resolution (254 ppi). It will be available in 32 GB and 64 GB versions. Its price will be $500, but won’t be available for a couple of months, shipping on November 20.
At its heart will be Google’s Android 4.0, but this will be so heavily modified that it won’t have anything in common with typical Android tablets. That includes not being able to run apps designed for non-Amazon tablets.