Amazon Fire is the newest tablet to hit the market. Built on the Android platform and using cloud storage, connectivity just got easier! A beautiful full color Kindle for movies, TV shows, music, books, magazines, apps, games, web browsing and more, for only $199.
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.
The Kindle Fire will be released on November 15, 2011. Orders are prioritized on a first come, first served basis. Pre-Order Kindle Fire
I can’t wait to get mine!
If you are looking for something less expensive, Amazon also unveiled a new entry-level Kindle for only $79. Check out the entire line of Kindle products with both WiFi and 3G options. Now there is a Kindle for almost everyone!
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