It appears, folks from Powerbook Medic has beaten iFixit with the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 teardown and they managed to reveal a few interesting details. Samsung has contributed significantly to Amazon’s latest tablet, by supplying internal storage chip, RAM and display.
Powerbook Medic found that the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 can be disassembled with surprising ease. Unlike latest iPad models, Amazon’s slate uses a minimal amount of adhesive, improving the repairability rating significantly. Like other tablets available in the market today, the LCD and the digitizer are unfortunately fused together, complicating the repair process somewhat.
The WiFi-only version of Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 was released last week, with the LTE version to be released very soon. As a quick reminder, the tablet features an 8.9” (1920 x 1200) display, 1.5GHz TI-OMPA 4470 dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM 16/32GB onboard storage, Android 4.0 and WiFi.