Kindle Fire Details

Kindle Fire by Amazon
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Kindle Fire will be released by Amazon on November 15, 2011 in time for the coming holiday season. The new line of Kindle, now boast of an innovative browsing experience with its Amazon Silk browser and a whole lot more of promising features and technological advancements. Kindle Fire will surely lit the tablet war even more as it offers new options to consumers.

Key Features of Amazon Kindle Fire:

  • Stunning Color Touchscreen
    Its 7″ vibrant color touchscreen delivers 16 million colors in high resolution. Kindle Fire uses the same iPad IPS (in-plane switching) technology that provides an extra-wide viewing angle.
  • Fast, Dual-Core Processor
    Kindle Fire is powered by a state-of-the-art dual-core processor that is fast, and provides powerful performance for music streaming while downloading downloading videos.
  • Ultra-fast web browsing – Amazon Silk
    Amazon Silk exclusively developed for Kindle Fire provides cloud-accelerated browser with split browser architecture that helps utilized the computing speed and power of the Amazon Web Services and the cloud. Unlike the Apple iPad, Kindle Fire fully supports Adobe® Flash® Player.
  • Extra Durable Display
    The Kindle Fire display is very strong and is 20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic to endure any accidental bumps and drops.
  • 17 Million Songs
    Kindle Fire users can utilize the 17 million songs in the music library from Amazon MP3 store or download them and listen offline.

Technical Specifications of Amazon Kindle Fire

Display 7″ 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).
System Requirements No need to sync with a computer.
On-device Storage 8GB internal. Can store 80 apps, 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.
Charge Time Fully charges in approximately 4 hours via included U.S. power adapter. Also supports charging from your computer via USB.
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.

Amazon is now accepting pre-orders online on a first come, first served basis.

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