Amazon announces $199 Kindle Fire tablet

Amazon’s debutant Android tablet Kindle Fire is finally official. Priced at only $199, Amazon Kindle Fire tablet sports a 7-inch display and comes with WiFi connectivity. If you were hoping for 3G, you are out of luck. As expected company has opted for a massively tweaked version of Android 2.2.  As you can see in the above image, Amazon has fully changed the UI to support its services.

As this is not a Google certified product, so you won’t get official Google Apps or Android Market support. Company has bundled its own Android Appstore, which can be used for downloading apps.

Availability: Pre-orders have started, you can place your orders now and shipping will start on November 15, 2011.  As this is a US only device, international consumers can not order it right now. Although you can try using freight forwarding services.

Amazon Kindle Fire Features:

  • Android 2.3 (Updated)
  • 7″ multi-touch display with IPS technology and anti-reflective treatment, 1024 x 600 pixel resolution at 169 ppi, 16 million colors.
  • 1GHz TI OMAP dual core processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 7.5″ x 4.7″ x 0.45″ (190 mm x 120 mm x 11.4 mm).
  • 14.6 ounces (413 grams).
  • 8GB internal storage.
  • Free cloud storage for all Amazon content
  • Up to 8 hours of continuous reading or 7.5 hours of video playback, with wireless off.
  • Fully charges in approximately 4 hours
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • USB 2.0 (micro-B connector)
  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, top-mounted stereo speakers


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