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Amazon Kindle Fire announced

Posted on 9/29/2011 by A.A.I

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The Amazon Kindle Fire was announced Wednesday in New York at the Amazon event and has already made it's way to the top of Amazon's best seller list. The device will ship November 15th but is available for pre-order now at $199.

This is a device that will pull all of amazon's media and services into one place. Giving you access to services that include; Instant Video, Amazon MP3 music store, Kindle Books, Android app store, cloud storage and the new Amazon Silk mobile browser. The cloud based browser will cache part of webpages you frequent in the cloud in order to reload the pages on your device at a faster speed.  Here's a video explanition of Amazon Silk.

Amazon is really making sure to showcase all of it's media services, offering free three-month trials for Amazon Prime: which includes Instant Video as well as free three-month trial for all magazines in it's library. All media on the devices is wirelessly backed up and synced in the cloud. "You can delete it and get it back when you want it" says CEO Jeff Bezos.  Like any new tablet on the market The Kindle Fire has quickly been compared to the iPad. Not really sure the iPad is the reall competition for this 7 inch device.  Barnes & Noble's Nook Color would seem the more likely subject. In fact Barnes & Noble stock fell several points following the Kindle Fire announcement. This of course all right ahead of the Nook Color 2 launch, which seems like a strategic move.

The Specs:

Screen: 7 inch IPS 1024x600 resolution, multi touch
Size:  7.5" x 4.7" x 0.45"  14.6 ounces (413 grams)
Processor: dual-core  TI OMAP4 1GHz
RAM: 512MB
Storage: 8GB
Battery: up to 8 hours continuous reading, 7.5 hours of video playback.
Other: 802.11b/g/n Wifi, Micro USB, 3.5mm stereo headset, acceleromteter, X-ray, whispersync,
Android apps
-No camera, No 3G

Check out this video demo from Techcrunch.

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