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Amazon Kindle Fire Officially Announced!


Kindle Fire Store

At the event that just took place, Amazon unveiled its Kindle Fire android tablet — which only nerds can identify to Android OS — and cleared the doubts on pricing and release date. Price is set at very very competitive $199 (of course, contract-free) and you can pre-order it now to get it shipping to you on November 15.

The Kindle Fire’s Specifications list is pretty good too, where Android 2.3 (laid very quietly), 7 inch IPS display with Gorilla glass protection and dual-core processor (presumably 1 GHz) impress a lot. Though, you’d miss the cameras (front/rear nothing’s there!), 3G and microphone.

It weighs just 14.6 ounces (413 grams approx), which makes it the lightest android tablet we’ve come to know except for these 2 upcoming tablets: Galaxy Tab 7.7 (335 grams) and Toshiba Thrive 7 inch (400 grams). And being an Amazon tablet, there is lot of proprietary stuff (Apps!) on this one: Amazon prime (for shopping), books, magazines, cloud storage, music, etc. You expected it anyway, right?

So, if you’re a heavy user of Amazon and its services, I think you would find it hard to not take one Kindle Fire home. What do you think?

Amazon Kindle Fire Android Tablet
  • Anonymous

    Where is the evidence that its 2.3 other than the predictive keyboard in the promo video?

    • Kapil

      Amazon has tweaked it pretty heavily — we’re not sure whether even android market made it or not, and the guess is ‘not’. Because it has amazon’s app store installed.

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