Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Amazon Releases $199 Android Kindle Fire Tablet And More

Rumors be gone, Amazon has finally announced their highly anticipated Android based tablet called the Kindle Fire priced at a crowd pleasing $199. Along side the new iPad killer the company released a slew of other Kindle products like the $99 Kindle Touch, the $149 Kindle Touch 3G and a new lighter smaller Kindle priced at $79.

The big news of the day was the day was of course the Kindle Fire - a new class of Kindle that brings the same ease-of-use and deep integration of content that helped spur the popularity of the original Kindle line. The new Kindle Fire features a 7-inch full color LCD touchscreen that delivers 16 million colors in high resolution and 169 pixels per inch, a TI OMAP 4 dual-core cpu and will be running Android 3.1 Honeycomb that will have cloud access to movies, songs, and Android apps.

The tablet has a 1024x600 resolution, is 11.4 millimeters thick, weighs 14.6 ounces, and uses Amazon's Whispersync service to access a "carousel" of media selections, and users can "pin" favorites from the cloud to their device.

Customers in the U.S. can pre-order Kindle Fire starting today at and it ships November 15.  For more details checkout Amazon's press release.

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