When Amazon made the announcement that they were entering the tablet PC race with the Android based Kindle Fire, for $199, I was skeptical; however, after seeing the potential that this 7” tablet offers, Amazon may be onto something that could be a game changer. You can take a look at the Kindle Fire [CLICK HERE] and even pre-order one now [CLICK HERE]. The price is right, but will this tablet do everything you need it to do?
According to Amazon, the Kindle Fire will serve as a conduit to:
18 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, and books
Amazon Appstore – thousands of popular apps and games
Ultra-fast web browsing – Amazon Silk
Free cloud storage for all your Amazon content
Vibrant color touchscreen with extra-wide viewing angle
Fast, powerful dual-core processor
Amazon Prime members enjoy unlimited, instant streaming of over 10,000 popular movies and TV shows
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).
14.6 ounces (413 grams).
None, because it’s wireless and doesn’t require a computer.
8GB internal. That’s enough for 80 apps, plus either 10 movies or 800 songs or 6,000 books.
Free cloud storage for all Amazon content
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.
Fully charges in approximately 4 hours via included U.S. power adapter. Also supports charging from your computer via USB.
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 2.0 (micro-B connector)
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.
Quick Start Guide(included in box); Kindle User’s Guide (pre-installed on device)
Included in the Box
Kindle Fire tablet, U.S. power adapter (supports 100-240V), and Quick Start Guide.