Amazon.com, the world’s largest online retailer, just unveiled its Kindle Fire tablet. The Kindle Fire will have a 7-inch display and sell for $199. The device, a souped-up version of the Kindle electronic-book reader, will run on Android software.
The Kindle Fire doesn’t have a camera or a microphone. It offers Wi-Fi connectivity, but no 3G access. It also comes with a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime, the company’s $79-a-year membership service that includes streaming video and free two-day shipping.
Here are the full specs:
Amazon is using a fresh and easy-to-use interface instead of stock Android that ties the device closely to its own large and growing content library of movies, magazines and music.
- 7 inch IPS 1024×600 resolution display with 169 PPI
- 7.5″ x 4.7″ x 0.45″ (190 mm x 120 mm x 11.4 mm) at 14.6 ounces (413 grams)
- dual-core processor (we’re hearing it’s of the TI OMAP4 variety)
- 8GB of internal storage
- Up to 8 hours of continuous reading or 7.5 hours of video playback (charges in four hours and can be charged using a USB port on your PC)
- 802.11b/g/n WiFi (no ad-hoc support)
- microUSB 2.o
- 3.5mm headphone jack and top-mounted external speakers
Update: According to industry sources you will be able to pre-order the Amazon Kindle Fire starting today, and it will ship on November 15th.
Be sure to check out our dedicated Amazon Kindle Fire tablet site @ FireForum.net!
Source: FireForum.net via Bloomberg