At last the most awaited tablet for the month, the Amazon kindle fire has been announced today for $199.
In accordance with previous suggestions, the tablet looks in accordance with blackberry playbook.
The specs are,
7″ IPS display with gorilla glass,
dual core CPU,
Customized Android OS (some where around Android 2.3, as Amazon doesn’t seem to have cooperated with Google in developing it’s operating system)
Wifi, No 3G yet.
Amazon has also announced Touch 3G for $149, Touch for $99, and Kindle for $79.
Amazon has come with a new browser and rendering technology called Amazon silk and Split Browser.
The websites in the kindle fire gets rendered in the Amazon’s EC2 cloud servers to provide a fast user experience.
As of now kindle fire is US only , lets wait and see whether it gives apple ipad a tough time or whether it is just a nook color killer.
Check out the press release after the jump. share your views in the comments.
Press release :
There are two types of companies: those that work hard to charge customers more, and those that work hard to charge customers less. Both approaches can work. We are firmly in the second camp.
We are excited to announce four new products: the all-new Kindle
for only $79, two new touch Kindles – Kindle Touch
and Kindle Touch 3G
– for $99 and $149, and a new class of Kindle – Kindle Fire
– a beautiful full color Kindle for movies, TV shows, music, books, magazines, apps, games, web browsing and more, for only $199.
These are high-end products – the best Kindles we’ve ever made. Kindle and Kindle Touch have the most-advanced E Ink display technology available, and the 3G Kindle Touch adds free 3G wireless – no monthly fees and no annual contracts. Kindle Fire brings everything we’ve been working on at Amazon for 15 years together into a single, fully-integrated experience for customers – instant access to Amazon’s massive selection of digital content, a vibrant color IPS touchscreen with extra-wide viewing angle, a 14.6 ounce design that’s easy to hold with one hand, a state-of-the-art dual core processor, free storage in the Amazon Cloud, and an ultra-fast mobile browser – Amazon Silk – available exclusively on Kindle Fire.
We are building premium products and offering them at non-premium prices.
Thank you for being a customer,
Founder & CEO
p.s. – Kindle Fire has a radical new web browser called Amazon Silk. When you use Silk – without thinking about it or doing anything explicit – you’re calling on the raw computational horsepower of Amazon EC2 to accelerate your web browsing. If you’re curious, watch this short video
to learn more about how it works.