Amazon announces $199 Kindle Fire tablet (Update)

Amazon’s debutant Android tablet Kindle Fire is finally official. Priced at only $199, Amazon Kindle Fire tablet sports a 7-inch display and comes with WiFi connectivity. If you were hoping for 3G, you are out of luck. As expected company has opted for a massively tweaked version of Android 2.2.  As you can see in the above image, Amazon has fully changed the UI to support its services.

As this is not a Google certified product, so you won’t get official Google Apps or Android Market support. Company has bundled its own Android Appstore, which can be used for downloading apps.

Availability: Pre-orders have started, you can place your orders now and shipping will start on November 15, 2011.  As this is a US only device, international consumers can not order it right now. Although you can try using freight forwarding services.

Amazon Kindle Fire Features:

  • Android 2.3 (Updated)
  • 7″ multi-touch display with IPS technology and anti-reflective treatment, 1024 x 600 pixel resolution at 169 ppi, 16 million colors.
  • 1GHz TI OMAP dual core processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 7.5″ x 4.7″ x 0.45″ (190 mm x 120 mm x 11.4 mm).
  • 14.6 ounces (413 grams).
  • 8GB internal storage.
  • Free cloud storage for all Amazon content
  • Up to 8 hours of continuous reading or 7.5 hours of video playback, with wireless off.
  • Fully charges in approximately 4 hours
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • USB 2.0 (micro-B connector)
  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, top-mounted stereo speakers

  • akars

    See the reports about its browser. All your internet access is routed through Amazon servers

  • My guess, it will get around 1/3 of the sales of the iPad. Whatever it is, if you’re really cynical you’ll say it’s just apple fanboys buying whatever, if you think how I do it has just got the sheer amount and quality of apps that makes it great.
    And to anybody who randomly says it’s not competing with the iPad, maybe it’s not competing on the same market with it’s price, but amazon is sure as hell going to be competing with apple on sales!

  • Nitish

    Earlier it was said that it was forked out of Android 2.1 (Eclair). I have this query as almost all the apps are supported for Froyo (2.2+).

  • worth every penny,waiting for international release