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Kindle Fire

Kindle Fire is a low-priced tablet computer from Amazon.

The tablet’s form factor -- bigger than a smart phone but smaller than most other tablets – is designed to make the device easier to manipulate, while still offering a relatively large screen. In late September 2011, Amazon announced that the tablet, scheduled for release in November, would have a 7-inch color display and cost $199.

 

Other Kindle Fire features include:

  • Gingerbread operating system, an Android-based open source  OS.
  • Amazon Silk mobile browser.   
  • Kindle e-reader application, integrated with Amazon’s large collection of e-books.
  • 16 million color high-definition touch screen.
  • Support for video and gaming. 
  • Whispersync technology, which enables wireless synchronization of media across devices.
  • Integration with Android app store.
  • Dual-core processor.
  • 512MB of RAM.
  • Weighs 14.6 ounces.
  • 8-gigabyte local storage.
  • Battery life up to 8.5 hours with wireless turned off. 
  • Unlimited, free cloud storage.
  • Charges in four hours over USB or through a power adapter.
  • Automatic cloud backup.
  • Runs on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
  • Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • Twitter, Facebook and Netflix apps.
  •  Free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, a free shipping and streaming video service.

 

The initial release of Kindle Fire will not have a built-in camera or microphone and is not 3G wireless network-compatible.

 

See a Kindle Fire demonstration:

 

See also: iPad, iPad 2

 

Continue reading about Kindle Fire:

 > CNET calls Kindle Fire the iPad killer.

 > Endgadget covers the Kindle Fire announcement, includes reader commentary.

 > Amazon's Kindle Fire pages.

This was last updated in September 2011

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