A quick start guide to the Kindle Fire HD

A quick start guide to the Kindle Fire HD 08/05/2015
Our guide will help to familiarise you with all the features and functionality of your Kindle Fire HD.
A quick start guide to the Kindle Fire HD

Tablets and mobile devices are fast becoming one of the most popular ways to access online material. In fact, it has been estimated that up to 60% of all online traffic now comes from tablets and mobiles, overtaking the desktop as the most common form of browsing. 

Here at Sprout, we might not sell accessories for Kindle devices, but we do attract a lot of traffic from them - around 20% of our audience. So, in the spirit of providing our customers with the most relevant and up-to-date information about the latest tech products, we’ve compiled a quick overview of the latest series of this eReader product, the Kindle Fire HD.

What is an eReader?

An eReader, also called an e-reader, e-book reader or e-book device, is a mobile electronic device that is designed primarily for the purpose of reading digital e-books and periodicals.

More features for better engagement

The new Kindle Fire HD is now in its seventh edition, and despite an array of new and improved features, it still manages to be reasonably priced. Retailing at US$139 on Amazon, the seven inch, high-definition display tablet includes both front and rear cameras, stereo speakers, and a fast quad-core processor of up to 1.5 GHz.

Digital content and identification software

As well as the improved internal features of the Kindle Fire HD, the newer model also comes with an extensive variety of digital content, with access to movies, music, social media apps, games and more. Kindle’s identification software, Firefly, also allows you to discover more than 100 million items, making the Kindle Fire HD stand out from its competitors.

Ebooks and audio-books

Finally, for those of who you haven’t forgotten the humble beginnings of the Kindle as an eReader, the new Kindle Fire HD comes with a free trial of Kindle Unlimited, meaning you have access to over 700,000 ebooks. With the extra apps to compete with though – such as Facebook, Instagram and Netflix – you may have to switch over to offline mode to make sure you can concentrate!

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Note: The Kindle User's Guide is available on-device:  

1.     On your Kindle Fire, swipe down from the top of the screen and tap More. 
2.     Tap Help & Feedback, and then tap User Guide.

 
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