AT&T has announced today that it will begin to carry the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 LTE in all of its US retail stores on April 5th. You will be able to directly purchase the tablet for $399, or if you sign up for a two year contract you can get it for $249.
The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is one of the best tablets on the market due to the myriad of features it offers. The resolution of the display screen is 1920 x 1200 and it has a pixel density of 254ppi. Underneath the hood is a 1.5GHz OMAP4470 processor, 1GB of RAM, a front-facing camera, Dolby Surround Sound, and up to 10 hours of battery life.
I think purchasing a two year contract and getting it for $249 is a very solid deal, and you can get a data plan via AT&T for as little as $15 a month. Having mobile LTE access allows you to access movies, ebooks, audiobooks, and other interactive content on the go. Considering most people tend to hang onto their tablets for a few years after a purchase, this is a worthwhile investment.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.