Monday, October 3, 2011

Amazon Kindle Fire is $199

A dual core tablet for $199 ? yes, please. Amazon's new baby, the Kindle Fire, is a 7 inch multi touch tablet powered by a Texas Instruments OMAP4 dual core processor. It has 8GB of built-in storage and is pretty light weight at 413g. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread with a modified UI and comes with Amazon's own marketplace which has around 10,000 apps. It'll feature a new browser, called 'silk' which is developed by Amazon and uses its EC2 cloud engine for fast rendering of web pages. It has hit pr-order status and you can book one now from here. Owners of the new kindle would also get free storage on Amazon's cloud  (for all amazon content like ebooks, music etc from Amazon) and free one month subscription to Amazon prime, which let users stream over 10,000 popular movies.

In a letter to the customers, that is also now on Amazon's homepage Jeff Bezos the founder & CEO of Amazon writes:
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.
obviously the comment is directed at Apple whose iPad range starts at $499. It would be interesting to see what Apple would do to take on its new competition, will they drop price ? Lets wait and see.


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