Kindle Fire from Amazon

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Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet is one of the hottest gadgets this holiday season because of its low price. It is the first small tablet that an average user can pick up and immediately use, with simple clear interface and an amazing price of $199. Kindle Fire is best for those people who want a tablet PC to handle all of the important functions while at the same time keep away from some of the least used functions found on other tablets like the iPad2.

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This Tablet from Amazon looks like a little solid brick measuring 7.5×4.7×0.45 inches (HWD). With a weight of just 413 g, the Fire looks a lot more like the blackberry Playbook which costs about $499. There are no slots or tabs; both the memory and battery are sealed in, and the only interruptions in its smooth, black form are the headphone jack, power button, Micro USB jack, and dual stereo speakers. It uses 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi networks to get online; there’s no cellular radio or Bluetooth connectivity.

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The Amazon Kindle Fire has a 7 inch, 1024×600 Ips LCD screen which is very sharp and clear, which means there’s no trouble reading in the bright light. The Kindle Fire is equipped with a dual-core, 1 Ghz TI OMAP4 processor and runs a very highly customized version of Android 2.3.4. Start the fire and the screen will show 7 words:  Newsstand, Books Music, Video, Docs, Apps and Web. Each of these seven sections gives you a virtual “bookshelf” of items stored on your Fire along with a link to Amazon’s relevant store.

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The Kindle Fire is one of a kind at least this holiday season. It’s the first affordable easy to use general-purpose tablet. It doesn’t replace the Apple iPad, which is bigger, more powerful, more expensive, and has far more apps. While there are other good small tablets out there, most notably the Acer Iconia Tab A100, they’re also more expensive and just fiddly.

                                                         Amazon Kindle Fire                              Apple iPad 2

Price $199 $499-829
Content Source Amazon iTunes
App Store Amazon App Store & Android Apps iOS App Store
Apps Available 15,000+ 90,000+ for iPad
Screen Size (inches) 7 9.7
Screen Resolution 1,024×600 1,024×768
Screen Pixels Per Inch 169 132
Size (inches) 7.5 x 4.7 x .45 9.5 x 7.31 x .34
Weight 14.6 ounces 21.28 ounces
OS Custom Android iOS
Capacity 8GB 16-64GB
Expandable Storage No No
3G No Optional
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Processor Dual-core TI OMAP 4 Dual-core A5
Camera No Front and Rear
GPS No On 3G Models
Browser Amazon Silk Mobile Safari
Battery Life 8 hours 7.5 hours
A Mechanical engineer by profession, Bob has a deep passion for gadgets & automobiles. He started blogging on automobiles since 2010 with his website automaniac & now is doing his new project on indyacars