Kindle Fire - Overview

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The rapidly to be launched brand new tablet from Amazon that was these days announced by Jeff Bezos on 28th September has been generating a large buzz amongst tech enthusiasts. The Kindle Fire presents the functionality of a tablet plus a color e-Book reader, but at an incredibly desirable low fee.

The Fire is designed primarily as a media consumption gadget which runs on a modified version of the Android OS. Does the Kindle Fire have what it takes to scorch the competition in the tablet planet and be the tablet to beat or does it fall short? Keep reading to find out.

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seven inch color (IPS) touch screen (1024 x 6000 display resolution) 8GB internal storage memory 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity Amazon Cloud for unlimited storage of content Lightweight, weighs just 413 grams A single charge provides up to 8 hrs of usage Headphone jack, built-in stereo speakers Free 1 month trial of Amazon Prime Design

The Kindle Fire bears a robust resemblance to the BlackBerry Playbook in terms of the weight and feel of the device. The design itself is amazingly streamlined, including just a power button on the unit. With its relatively small dimensions of 7.5 x x 0.45 ins, the Fire is small sufficient to fit in a reasonably sized pocket or be held one-handed.


The 7-inch multi-touch display with IPS (in plane switching) supplies a maximum quality of 1024 x 600 at 16 million colors. The ISP technology used supplies a great range of viewing angles, allowing the display to be viewed at 178° and greater.

Despite having a lower quality than the iPad, text on the Fire's display looks crisp and sharp. The display doesn't utilize e-Ink technology though nonetheless, so if you wish a Kindle primarily for reading I advise among the earlier models which characteristic an e-Ink display to lower eye strain over extended periods.


The Fire isn't too strong on the connectivity front. There's aid for Wi-Fi, but no assist for Bluetooth, 3G or GPS. The headphone jack is amazingly handy for when you want to watch movies or listen to music in private.


Amazon has taken a leaf from Apple's book and opted for simpleness when designing the Fire. The user-interface is actually easy and provides easy navigation by means of the touch screen. There's a screen to flip via all of your digital content plus a symbol tray to store your favorite items.

Final Thoughts

When all is said and done, the Kindle Fire isn't an iPad killer, but it sure packs a punch with its spec and is an incredible entry for Amazon into the tablet market. The shortage of cameras, extra internal storage options and 3G connectivity will be off-putting to some individuals who're after a full-fledged tablet knowledge, yet for numerous who're after a pure media utilization device, what the Fire delivers will suffice.

The low rate point of the Fire and its media capabilities are hugely eye-catching, making it worth serious consideration for anyone interested in enjoying media on the move.