Movies, apps, games, music, reading and more, plus Amazon's revolutionary, cloud-accelerated web browser
While not even available for shipping yet, Kindle Fire is already the top-selling gadget on the list of Amazon's most popular electronic items, based on pre-orders, since being unveiled 2 days ago. The $79, non-touch Kindle Wi-Fi is second. The Kindle Fire will go one sale for $199, several hundred dollars cheaper than Apple's $500 iPad.
The new kindle fire is slated to be released on November 15, 2011, looking like it may be a big seller for the Holidays.
Kindle Fire features a state-of-the-art dual-core processor from Texas Instruments making it fast and powerful compared to Apple's Safari.
Included is Amazon Silk for a revolutionary, cloud-accelerated browsing experience. With Amazon Cloud you get free storage for all your Amazon digital content. Your books, movies, music and apps are available instantly to stream or download for free, at a touch of your finger.
The Kindle Fire supports all the popular video formats, including Adobe's Flash—something Apple refuses to do.
The device only weighs 14.6 ounces, making it much lighter than the iPad and easier to hold it in one hand.
There is no microphone or camera included and no 3G or 4G, only WiFi connectivity but being able to update wirelessly without the need for a USB cable.
- Full Color 7" with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and anti-reflective treatment, 1024 x 600 pixel resolution at 169 ppi, 16 million colors.
- 8GB internal. That's enough for 80 apps, plus either 10 movies or 800 songs or 6,000 books.
- Up to 8 hours of continuous reading or 7.5 hours of video playback, with wireless off. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as web browsing and downloading content. Charges in approximately 4 hours.
- Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, or 802.1X standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
- USB 2.0 (micro-B connector)
- 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, top-mounted stereo speakers.
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