Preordered Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Won't Ship Until November 28

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We just couldn't wait for November 20th, so we preordered the new Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch tablet to replace our now outdated Kindle Fire original. As a Prime Member we'd hoped we'd receive it before our Thanksgiving vacation, since the company announced it will be released on November 20th. Sadly, our estimated ship date is November 28th.

On the upside, we still get free shipping.  And we're looking forward to viewing all that Amazon Prime video content via Dolby Digital Plus audio. 

The Fire HD will also have a 2.4 and 5GHz 802.11 Wi-Fi with dual antennas and MIMO technology, meaning that it should be able to stream high-def content much better than other tablets. All this means that the Fire HD will have 41 percent faster Wi-Fi than the iPad. And we expect this Wi-Fi technology to greatly improve on the spotty coverage from the original model. 

Now we just have to decide if we need to preorder a Kindle Paperwhite as well. 

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Anna Attkisson
Anna Attkisson, Laptop Mag & Tom's Guide Managing Editor
A lover of lists and deadlines, Anna Attkisson covers apps, social networking, tablets, chromebooks and accessories. She loves each of her devices equally, including the phablet, three tablets, three laptops and desktop. She joined the Laptop Mag staff in 2007, after working at Time Inc. Content Solutions where she created custom publications for companies from American Express to National Parks Foundation.
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