After months of speculation, Amazon finally enters the tablet game with their revamped-ebook-reader-now-tablet Kindle Fire. What does it offer on the overly-crowded table? It doesn’t directly compete with most of the higher-end Android tablets or the iPad 2 at 7 inches. That same display also improves a lot from its predecessor by having a very bright display that runs on a 1 GHz dual-core processor at 8 GB of internal storage. As for the Android end, it runs on 2.3 Gingerbread but has Amazon’s own UI on top of it — a bit attractive over the vanilla version but is limited by having no access to the market. You could only get apps from Amazon’s own app store. If you really loved the kindle and a little tight on the budget, then the Kindle Fire might be for you.
- Dimensions: 190.5 x 119.3 x 11.4 mm, 412.8 g
- Display: 7.1″ LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors (1024 x 600)
- CPU: TI OMAP dual core at 1GHz, 3D OpenGL (ES 2.0)
- RAM: 512 MB
- OS:Android OS v2.3 (Gingerbread)
- Memory: 250 GB HDD memory, 8/16 GB storage, microSD
- Camera: 720p front camera with 720p encoding
- Connectivity: WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), USB 2.0
- Misc: HDMI output, Wireless Airplay, Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Gyroscopic sensor
Check out Amazon Kindle Fire listings.