Sep
28
2011

Amazon Launches $199 Kindle Fire Android Tablet

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Amazon launches 7" Android-powered tablet called Kindle Fire. This is a WiFi only model, priced $199. The operating system of this tablet is a customized version of Google’s Android, so it will not be like a normal android tablet. You might not be able to install apps from android market place etc. Kindle Fire will be released on November 15, 2011.

KindleFire

Main features
  • 7" vibrant color touchscreen that delivers 16 million colors in high resolution.
  • Fast, Dual-Core Processor
  • Magazines in Rich Color
  • Over 100,000 movies and TV shows, including thousands of new releases and your favorite TV shows, are available to stream or download, purchase or rent – all just one tap away. Amazon Prime members enjoy unlimited, commercial-free streaming of over 10,000 popular movies and TV shows.
  • Angry Birds, Plants vs. Zombies, The Weather Channel and more, plus a great paid app for free every day.
  • Web browsing using Amazon Silk browser
  • The Kindle Store offers over 1 million books, including 800,000 titles
  • Kindle Fire gives you free storage for all your Amazon digital content in the Amazon Cloud.
  • Built-in email app
  • Document reader(Text, DOC, PDF etc.)

Technical Specification

Display 7" multi-touch display with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and anti-reflective treatment, 1024 x 600 pixel resolution at 169 ppi, 16 million colors.
Size (in inches) 7.5" x 4.7" x 0.45" (190 mm x 120 mm x 11.4 mm).
Weight 14.6 ounces (413 grams).
System Requirements None, because it’s wireless and doesn’t require a computer.
On-device Storage 8GB internal. That’s enough for 80 apps, plus either 10 movies or 800 songs or 6,000 books.
Cloud Storage Free cloud storage for all Amazon content
Battery Life 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.
Charge Time Fully charges in approximately 4 hours via included U.S. power adapter. Also supports charging from your computer via USB.
Wi-Fi Connectivity 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 Port USB 2.0 (micro-B connector)
Audio 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, top-mounted stereo speakers.
Content Formats Supported Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, WAV, MP4, VP8.
Documentation Quick Start Guide(included in box); Kindle User’s Guide (pre-installed on device)
Warranty and Service 1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 2-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately.
Included in the Box Kindle Fire tablet, U.S. power adapter (supports 100-240V), and Quick Start Guide.

 

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