Amazon tablet, named Amazon Kindle Fire, is finally here! After many months of speculation, the anticipated tablet from Amazon has been officially released. Amazon’s tablet was first announced in an event in New York last September. The release of Kindle Fire, marks the entry of Amazon to the growing tablet market.
Amazon Kindle Fire, successor to the company’s successful Kindle ebook reader, runs on Android OS 2.3. This version of Android has been heavily modified to suit the company’s core e-shopping products and services.
The Amazon tablet has a 7-inch display with IPS technology with a glass screen made from Gorilla glass. Kindle Fire sports a TI OMAP 4430 dual-core processor, 512 MB of RAM and 8 GB of storage. Unlike a typical Android tablet, Amazon’s tablet don’t have a microphone and a 3G connectivity. But it has a Wi-Fi which will be used for online connection. The tablet only weighs in at 14.6 ounces or 413 grams. In our opinion, since amazon is primarily an e-commerce company, the tablet was optimized for online shopping, searching and buying stuff on Amazon store and websites. With the powerful processor and Android OS, typical functions on a tablet such as listening to music, reading ebooks or multi-tasking of apps and more.
Many apps are accessible on the Amazon tablet, including Pandora, Netflix, Twitter and Facebook. Amazon has also introduced a new browser for the Kindle Fire, known to the Silk browser. This browser was designed and created for accessing Amazon’s cloud computing service and for a faster web browsing experience.
Together with Amazon Appstore, the Kindle e-book store and the general Amazon e-shop, Kindle Fire tablet will be a portable channel for many web purchases in the future. In addition, Kindle Fire tablet will have access to 100,000 movies and TV shows, 17 million songs, and access to Kindle books.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos believes and thought that the Amazon Kindle Fire as a service rather than just a tablet.
The Amazon Kindle Fire will be released at a competitively low price at just $199. Consumers who purchased Amazon Kindle Fire will be given a 30-day trial with Amazon Prime.
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