Amazon shook up the tablet scene today by unveiling their brand new 7-inch Kindle Fire tablet at their press event in NYC. It looks like this new Android tablet is everything we were expecting and more and you can’t help but jump for joy for its $199 price tag!
For those of you who are curious about when this new tablet PC will be available, well, if you’re American then you can pre-order the Kindle Fire tablet as of today and shipments are expected to begin on November 15th. In other words you should be able to get your hands on it just in time for the holidays!
Amazon Kindle Fire Specs
A lot of you are likely wondering what kind of specs this new Android based Amazon tablet comes bundled with. Well you’ve been in suspense for long enough so here it goes. The Amazon Kindle Fire tablet has a 7-inch IPS panel with Gorilla Glass coating. It comes with a beefy 1GHz TI OMAP dual-core CPU, 8GB of internal storage space and 512MB of RAM. Oh, and it only weighs 14.6 ounces too.
That’s a whole lot of tablet for under $200, no doubt!
Please note, the Kindle Fire is Wi-Fi only (no 3G, ugh!) but on the bright side you can still enjoy Internet access and ultra fast web browsing with the cloud-accelerated Amazon Silk web browser!
Sure this tablet might be affordable and inexpensive but when it comes to materials used Amazon certainly doesn’t cheap out. The Kindle Fire display is made from material that is chemically strengthened and extremely durable. It’s 30 times harder than plastic so you won’t have to worry so much about bumps & bruises. The display, which uses in-plan switching technology, has a PPI of 169, has an anti-reflective treatment, 16 million colors and a 1024×600 pixel resolution.
Amazon Kindle Fire Features
Oh my, where to begin! Amazon has included new features galore with their Kindle Fire tablet. Do you want the good news or the great news first? Alright, great news it is. For everyone who purchases the Amazon Kindle Fire you will get a free 30 day trial of Amazon Prime, how sweet is that? For those of you who don’t already know, Amazon Prime is a service that allows you instant live streaming access to more than 10,000 popular TV show and movie titles.
If you’re concerned at all about lack of storage space never fear because Amazon has you covered in that department too. Amazon is offering plenty of cloud storage absolutely free. You can store whatever you’d like including your digital ebooks, Android apps, favorite music, movies and more and access your content instantly with a simple tap on your touchscreen.
Similar to Kindle e-readers, with the Kindle Fire you can easily and automatically sync your library with Amazon’s Whispersync technology. This makes switching back and forth between devices and starting right where you left off (perhaps in the middle of watching a TV show) a breeze!
Enjoy running all of your favorite Android apps, reading your favorite ebooks, watching your favorite movies and TV shows, browsing the web, listening to your favorite songs, checking your email with the built-in Kindle Fire email app and much more!
Compatibility is no issue either! The Kindle Fire supports numerous different file formats including:
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
Amazon Kindle Fire Videos
Kindle Fire TV Commercial
Amazon Silk Cloud-Accelerated Web Browser Video
Pre-Order the Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet
Pre-orders are available today for Americans only. Click the button below to pre-order yours today!