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Amazon Kindle Fire Specifications

Updated on September 29, 2011

Examining the Kindle Fire

Everyone seems to be talking about the new Amazon Kindle Fire coming out soon. So what is so great about this new tablet.

First of all, the Kindle Fire will be priced at a much lower cost than Apple's Ipad. This will make it affordable for most people. At around $200, the Kindle Fire will even cost less than most small netbooks. Running the an Android OS will create opportunities for new programmers to create applications for it. The Kindle Fire will use the Gingerbread version of Android instead of the Honeycomb version. The reason for this choice was that the developers felt that Gingerbread was more suited to the 7" display.

Here is the list of know specifications for the Kindle Fire:

  • Size is 190 mm x 120 mm x 11.4 mm
  • Weight is 13.4 ounces
  • IPS-LCD Display with Gorilla Glass 1024 & 600 pixels
  • CPU: TI OMAP4 Dual Core 1 Ghz Processor
  • Memory: 512 MB ram plus 8 GB Flash Storage
  • Built in WiFi b/g/n, no 3G or 4G
  • Battery: 7 Hours video or 8 hours reading
  • Release Date: Nov 15, 2011
  • Price: $199 with no necessary contracts to tie up your future earnings

Kindle Fire Future

So what is the Future of the Kindle Fire? Only time will tell, but Amazon is pushing to get other media sources to embrace the Kindle Fire. Wired, Vanity Fair, New Yorker, Golf, GQ, Golf, and Glamour will probably all make their media available. These subscriptions will probably start out as free for a short while and then be offered at about $2 per month or $20 per year as people get use to getting them online.

Amazon already has their cloud storage for music and backing up a few files. They will also allow you to back up your magazines and eBooks on their cloud, making your personal media available on any of your devices as long as you have internet access.

As a programmer, I also have high hopes for the Amazon Fire Kindle. This may be a great opportunity to write some or port over some games and sell them through the Amazon app store. So here is looking forward to the Fire Kindle.


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