Inside the 7″ Kindle Fire HD

Do you know what’s more fun than looking at a brand new tablet? Watching someone disembowel it.

The repair site iFixit has posted a set of dis-assembly photos for the new 7″ KFHD. As we suspected, the Android tablet does have a battery, screen, and chips inside. Snark aside, I have to say that I am moderately impressed by some of the parts revealed in this teardown.

The KFHD has not 2 but 4 speakers, 2 on either side of the screen. That is a more expensive component than I expected to find in this tablet and it helps explain why the KFHD has better sound than most mobile devices.


Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Tim Gray17 September, 2012

    I think I saw the 4 speakers thing on Amazon’s sales page for the device – a feature it’s definitely pushing.

    1. Nate Hoffelder17 September, 2012

      You’re right. There’s this huge photo of them in the listing.


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