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Amazon Unveils $199 Kindle Fire Tablet, Real Threat to Apple iPad

Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says the company is releasing a $199 tablet computer called the Kindle Fire on Nov. 15, challenging Apple’s iPad by extending its Kindle brand into the world of full-color, multipurpose devices.

The Kindle Fire is about half the size of the iPad, making it a close match with Barnes & Noble’s Nook Color tablet, which came out last year. But while Barnes & Noble sees the Nook Color as jazzed-up e-reader, Amazon has broader goals for the Fire, as a platform for games, movies, music and other applications.

Bezos also showed off three new black-and-white Kindle models, including its cheapest one ever, at $79. A touch screen model will cost $99, and one with cellular network access will cost $149.

Kindle Fire Features :

  • Simple and Easy to Use
  • Color Touchscreen
  • Dual-Core Processor
  • Favorite Apps and Games
  • Built-in Email App (Gmail, Yahoo!, Hotmail, AOL etc.)
  • Fast web browsing – Amazon Silk
  • Millions of Books
  • 100,000 Movies and TV Shows
  • Free Cloud Storage
  • 17 Million Songs

Kindle Fire Technical Details :

  • Display : 7″ multi-touch display with 16 million colors.
  • Size : 7.5″ x 4.7″ x 0.45″ (190 mm x 120 mm x 11.4 mm).
  • Weight : 14.6 ounces (413 grams).
  • On-device Storage : 8GB internal.
  • Wi-Fi : Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots.
  • Included in the Box : Kindle Fire tablet, U.S. power adapter (supports 100-240V), and Quick Start Guide.

Pre-Order now to reserve your place in line :) – all-new Kindle Fire will be released on November 15, 2011. Orders are prioritized on a first come, first served basis.

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