Amazon Kindle Fire Features, Specifications And Price


The long rumoured Amazon tablet, also called the iPad 3 killer is finally here. The new Amazon Kindle Fire was launched during the Amazon Press Conference a few days ago. It has not just brought big surprises, but also has got some great features along with it.

Although the Kindle Fire is packed with great features, Amazon has certainly got its competitors nibbling by announcing the device for a market-friendly $199 price tag, which poses serious threat to Apple’s iPad.

Since the launch of the first Kindle, Amazon managed to sell a whopping 3 million tablets in 2010, and as speculations broke out indicating that it is planning to launch its next Kindle in 2011, the tablet became one of the most anticipated devices of the year.

The tablet comes with great features, which include streaming movies and TV shows and access to Amazon’s app store. The tablet boasts a 7-inch Gorilla Glass color display and is powered by Google’s Android OS with Wi-Fi connectivity – however, it does not feature a camera, microphone, or a 3G connection.


Amazon Kindle Fire Specifications

Here are the full technical specifications of the newly launched Amazon Kindle Fire:

Display 7-inch multi-touch display with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and anti-reflective treatment, 1024 x 600 pixel resolution at 169 ppi, 16 million colors.
Size (in inches) 7.5″ x 4.7″ x 0.45″ (190 mm x 120 mm x 11.4 mm).
Weight 14.6 ounces (413 grams).
On-device Storage 8GB internal. That’s enough for 80 apps, plus either 10 movies or 800 songs or 6,000 books.
Cloud Storage Free cloud storage for all Amazon content
Battery Life Up to 8 hours of continuous reading or 7.5 hours of video playback, with wireless off. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as web browsing and downloading content.
Wi-Fi Connectivity Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, or 802.1X standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
USB Port USB 2.0 (micro-B connector)
Audio 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, top-mounted stereo speakers.
Content Formats Supported Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, WAV, MP4, VP8.

 

Kindle Fire Features

Although the Amazon Kindle Fire is priced for more than half of the cheapest Apple iPad, it is loaded with new features and increased processing speed. Here are some of the features, which will definitely make the device worth buying.

Size and Weight

Weighing just 14.6 ounces (413 grams), the Kindle Fire is the lightest tablet available on the tablet market. It approximately weighs 64% lesser than the iPad. On the other hand, it is
Kindle Fire even lighter than the BlackBerry PlayBook which weighs 425 grams.

However, in terms of size, it is about half the size of the iPad, which matches closely with Barnes & Noble’s Nook Color tablet. The tablet is about 4.72 inches wide and 7.48 inches in height, a little larger than a 4×6 picture.

Amazon Silk Web Browser

The Kindle Fire is a content-focused tablet, and keeping that in mind, Amazon has come up with its own Web browser called the Amazon Silk. Silk is a cloud-accelerated Web browser that crunches all of a website’s elements with Amazon’s powerful Elastic Compute Cloud or “EC2″ cloud service, which will provide faster loading of contents and websites.

The basic functionality of Silk is that it dynamically divides workload between the local Kindle Fire and the cloud-based EC2, taking into consideration factors like network conditions, page complexity and the location of any cached content.

Kindle Fire Features

According to Amazon, “If hundreds of files are required to build a web page across dozens of domains, Silk can request all of this content simultaneously with EC2, without overwhelming the mobile device processor or impacting battery life.”

Free Amazon Cloud Storage on Kindle Fire

The tablet comes with 8GB internal storage, of which 2GB is allocated to the OS and 6GB is usable. However, if you run of out of local space then no worries. Amazon offers you free cloud storage for all Amazon digital content in the Amazon Cloud. This allows you store Apps, books, movies, and music which will be available instantly to stream or download for free, at a touch of a finger.

Amazon Cloud Drive

At present, there isn’t any cap on the amount of content you can store. This means that the cloud storage will be unlimited and you can practically store any number of files on the cloud.

The Power of Apps

The Kindle Fire will merge all of Amazon services including Instant Video, Prime, Amazon Web services, and MP3 as well. Along with all these services, the Kindle will enable you to shop on Amazon. Although the Kindle Fire is loaded with Amazon Services, the tablet is still powered by Android. This is will enable the device to run all kinds of apps for playing games, socializing, stay up-date with breaking news, weather updates, and more.

Amazon Kindle Fire - Apps

The Amazon App Store for Android is integrated with the Amazon.com website and features premium Android apps which users can be download for free or at a discount. The best part is that you can preview or test drive the apps without having to buy them.

Here are some of the apps available for the Amazon Kindle Fire:

WhisperSync for Movies and TV Shows

Another important feature on the Kindle Fire e-reader is the WhisperSync which has the ability to synchronize your notes, bookmarks, last location read, and popular highlights. With the launch of the Kindle Fire, Amazon expanded the feature to support movies and TV shows. With this, you can stop a movie on your Kindle Fire, and then resume it on your Internet-connected HDTV or computer in the same spot. And all of this happens wirelessly.

Amazon Kindle Fire Availability and Price Details

The Amazon Kindle Fire is priced at very low price. Perhaps it is the best feature of the tablet. The Kindle Fire is available for just $199 without any contract plans. Users will be getting 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime, which is $79-a-year membership service that includes streaming video and free two-day shipping.

Alongside the Kindle Fire, Amazon also announced two more low priced Kindle e-readers:

The entry level Kindle – priced at just $79 – is the cheapest version of the e-reader. It comes with a standard 6 inch e-ink display and 2 GB internal storage. It will support Wi-Fi and a 5-way controller for navigation.

The other version is priced at $99 with a limited touch screen capability, known as the Kindle Touch. It will come with a 6 inch e-ink display and 4 GB internal storage. The same version is available in 3G – Kindle Touch 3G – for $149

Want to Pre-Order Your Kindle Fire? You can now pre-order an Amazon Kindle Fire at Amazon for $199. Amazon will start shipping the tablet from November 15, 2011. Please note that pre-orders are available in the US only. Click Here to Pre-Order it Now…


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15 Responses to “Amazon Kindle Fire Features, Specifications And Price”

  1. Stormsga says:

    Has anyone heard when the 10″ Kindle Fire is coming out ?

    • Annie says:

      The main reason behind low price for Kindle Fire is 7-inch display. If you are to produce larger display, price will increase accordingly.

  2. bouyem balona says:

    can kindle fire tablet be connected to a projector

  3. Glenn says:

    Sounds like a great tablet, but there’s no mention of expandable storage. Does the device have a slot for a micro-SD card? I have a Nook running with 8GB internal and a 32GB SD card, from which I can dual boot the Nook version of Android, or a pure, overclocked version of Android 2.3. Also, I don’t like being limited to 8GB when I’m not in WIFI range, and that often happens when I’m carrying my e-reader around. Cloud storage is great if you’re always in wifi range, but I would hate to depend on documents I put in the cloud. For instance, when you’re traveling an need a map you downloaded, it would either have to be in the 8GB, or it would be unavailable. And yes, I’ve easily exhausted the 8GB storage, with pictures I like to show to friends, so the additional storage is a big help.

    • Aysha says:

      if you want to know those answers read above maybe like the WHOLE PAGE like i did and i found almost every single answer and if you dont find them just look them up

      • Anonymous says:

        I did read the whole page. Not very informative, looks mostly like a promotional plug for kindle. The tablet is inferior to the Nook Tablet in pretty much every way that I care about.

  4. Glenn says:

    Sounds like a great tablet, but there’s no mention of expandable storage. Does the device have a slot for a micro-SD card? I have a Nook running with 8GB internal and a 32GB SD card, from which I can dual boot the Nook version of Android, or a pure, overclocked version of Android 2.3. Also, I don’t like being limited to 8GB when I’m not in WIFI range, and that often happens when I’m carrying my e-reader around. Cloud storage is great if you’re always in wifi range, but I would hate to depend on documents I put in the cloud. For instance, when you’re traveling an need a map you downloaded, it would either have to be in the 8GB, or it would be unavailable. And yes, I’ve easily exhausted the 8GB storage, with pictures I like to show to friends, so the additional storage is a big help.

  5. Annie says:

    Not much impressive, since no USB port, No Micro SD slot

  6. jamithtm says:

    can i use SIM in this product

  7. katylunsford says:

    Can you tell me how to get a new password for the Kindle Fire if you don’t remember yours?

  8. MistyAtkins says:

    I just got my Kindle Fire Thursday, and have already spent more time (in that time) with your “help” line folks than I have my best friend.

    My downloaded audio books don’t work on Kindle,

    My e-mail doesn’t work on Kindle.

    What does Kindle do? Is it just a big (small) screen to read books on, and a too large ipod?

    Your help line is pretty poorly trained – just reading off a script is not “help”ing. They do not know the simplest things. I asked the kindle would work as an ipod in my car (2010 Toyota Prius). They didn’t know. I asked if my Kindle could be charged as I do my ipod in my car (from the cigarette lighter) – they didn’t know.

    Help agents need to speak English as well as a native speaker AND not just read off a script. Help agents need to speak louder and slower.

    I need a users manual in my hand – online, or on the kindle does not work for me – it might if I was 12 years old and didn’t know any better, but I’m not 12!

    The keyboard needs arrow keys to position the cursor. How about a delete key as well?

    This is a very user unfriendly product not to mention the unfriendly, non-helpful, poorly organized “user’s manual”.

    Look, if you want me to test this product, I charge you my going rate. Don’t expect the customers to be your test dummies. We are not!!!!!

  9. pogi says:

    Does it support skype?

  10. mbrown says:

    does anyone have a fire that the battery icon has a ? mark inside and then turns off mike b.

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