Toys”R”Us Kurio  vs Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 

New: Toys”R”Us Kurio vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (Oct, 2013)
Released May, 2012

Toys”R”Us Kurio

  • 7"
  • 4 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.0
Front view of Toys”R”Us Kurio
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Released November, 2012

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

  • 8.9"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.0
Front view of Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9
In terms of hardware, the display is fairly sharp and ideally suited to movie watching, the stereo speakers are suitably punchy, and that dual-core CPU drives apps, games and HD video along very well.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2014)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Toys”R”Us Kurio

Reasons to consider the
Toys”R”Us Kurio

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Lighter 380 g vs 567 g Around 35% lighter
Supports Adobe Flash Yes (Android 4.0) vs No Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Higher resolution rear camera 2.1 MP vs 1.3 MP More than 60% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Back view of Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

Reasons to consider the
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

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Significantly more storage capacity 32 GB vs 4 GB 8x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
More cores Dual core vs Single core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Bigger screen 8.9" vs 7" More than 25% bigger screen
Much sharper screen 254 ppi vs 133 ppi More than 90% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Much higher resolution 1920 x 1200 vs 800 x 480 6x higher resolution
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Significantly thinner 8.8 mm vs 12.7 mm More than 30% thinner
Faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 25% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Newer Nov, 2012 vs May, 2012 Release date 6 months later
Slightly smaller 240 x 164 x 8.8 mm vs 281.9 x 121.9 x 12.7 mm More than 20% smaller

Features Key features of the Kurio  vs Kindle Fire HD 8.9 

screen resolution

Kurio
800 x 480
Kindle Fire HD 8.9
1920 x 1200

memory

CPU Cores

Kurio
Single core
Kindle Fire HD 8.9
Dual core

CPU Frequency

Kurio
1.2 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Kurio  vs
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 
Size 7" 8.9"
Technology TFT LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 800 x 480 1920 x 1200
PPI 133 ppi 254 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
802.11
Bluetooth None Bluetooth
Supports 3G No Yes

ports

USB support 1 USB 2.0 1 USB 2.0
Hdmi support 1 HDMI 1 HDMI
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack No No

form factor

Weight 380 g 567 g
Size 281.9 x 121.9 x 12.7 mm 240 x 164 x 8.8 mm
Thickness 12.7 mm 8.8 mm

storage

Kurio  vs
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 
Internal storage 4 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 1 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes No
Rear camera 2.1 MP 1.3 MP

processor

Cores Single core Dual core
Clock speed 1.2 GHz 1.5 GHz

sensors

Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
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