Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Kindle Fire details reveal no iPad competitor

Kindle Fire details reveal no iPad competitor -


Amazon’s Kindle Fire is now a known quantity, thanks to details supplied to Bloomberg ahead of the official announcement at Amazon’s press event Wednesday. The Android-based tablet has an attractive price, but to get there, it cut so many corners it probably won’t make much of a dent in Apple’s market lead.

The Kindle Fire has a seven-inch display, no camera and no microphone. It can only connect to Wi-Fi network; there’s no built-in 3G. It also only carries 8 GB of onboard memory, with no options for memory expansion, in order to help Amazon reach the Fire’s low price point of $199. By comparison, the Barnes & Noble Nook Color costs $249, and the iPad begins at $499.

(Via TheAppleBlog.)

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