Once the king of portable information, Amazon is ready to enter the tablet realm with the Kindle Fire. The Fire features a two-point multi-touch screen with a TI OMAP CPU at its core, apps for Amazon’s Android Appstore, Kindle Store, Amazon MP3 and Prime Instant Video. Nearly all of Amazon’s recent news (Amazon Cloud Player, Amazon Cloud Drive, Kindle Cloud Reader), the streaming deals with Fox and NBCUniversal were in preparation for the Fire. With these cloud services in place, the Kindle Fire is a legitimate iPad competitor. An official launch is set for November 15, with a pre-order now in effect through Amazon. Retail is set at $199 USD.
Stunning Color Touchscreen – Movies, magazines and children’s books come alive on a 7″ vibrant color touchscreen that delivers 16 million colors in high resolution. Kindle Fire uses IPS (in-plane switching) technology – similar technology to that used on the iPad – for an extra-wide viewing angle, perfect for sharing your screen with others.
Fast, Dual-Core Processor – Kindle Fire features a state-of-the-art dual-core processor for fast, powerful performance. Stream music while browsing the web or read books while downloading videos.
Apps and Games – Angry Birds, Plants vs. Zombies, The Weather Channel and more, plus a great paid app for free every day. All apps are Amazon-tested on Kindle Fire for the best experience possible.
Amazon Silk – Amazon Silk is a revolutionary, cloud-accelerated browser that uses a “split browser” architecture to leverage the computing speed and power of the Amazon Web Services cloud. Supports Adobe® Flash® Player.
Free Cloud Storage – Forget about memory – Kindle Fire gives you free storage for all your Amazon digital content in the Amazon Cloud. Your books, movies, music and apps are available instantly to stream or download for free, at a touch of your finger.
Durable Display – Our state-of-the art Kindle Fire display is chemically strengthened to be 20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic, making it extra durable and resistant to accidental bumps and scrapes.
Email – Stay in touch using our built-in email app that gets your webmail (Gmail, Yahoo!, Hotmail, AOL etc.) into a single inbox. Import your messages and contact lists from other email accounts. Additional email apps are available in our Amazon Appstore for Android.
Read Documents – Kindle makes it easy to take your documents with you. You can e-mail documents – including Word, PDF and more – directly to your Kindle so you that you can read them anytime, anywhere.