Kindle Fire by Amazon
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.
Amazon Silk Browser
What is Amazon Silk browser? Why Amazon named its new browser Silk? What is the difference of Amazon Silk from existing browsers? What is the technology behind Amazon Silk browser?
Amazon launched its latest web technology, the Amazon Silk browser, on September 28, 2011. The new web browser is reportedly powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). Amazon Silk browser will only be available on its latest released tablet, the Kindle Fire.
With the latest browser from Amazon, more questions came out rather than answers. A lot of browsers are already out and almost every month, a new version is being released. So one of the questions is that “Do we really need another one?”
According to Amazon, their Silk browser is not just like the typical browser that we already have. Amazon boasts of its powerful AWS infrastructure that helped solved the limitations the usual mobile browsers. Amazon Silk uses a split-architecture with browser subsystems contained on the Kindle Fire and the AWS cloud computing platform. The Amazon Silk goes beyond the limitations of the typical browser by utilizing the capabilities and interactivity of your mobile device and the immense computing power, memory, and network connectivity of the cloud.
Below is a YouTube video from Kindle that lets you learn more about the Amazon Silk browser, its features and advantages.
Facebook News by Mark Zuckerberg
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Facebook news and updates were presented by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during a keynote address at the Facebook‘s 2011 F8 Developers conference.
The social giant top honcho revealed what many tech news sites describe as an ambitious future. Obviously, Facebook wanted to stay with almost all websites with through its Like button.
Facebook still holds the distinction of being the world’s biggest social network with 800 million users.
Below are some of Facebook‘s recent updates.
- Timelines – Facebook tries to return to a static profile page without sacrificing the real-time update that keeps a social site fresh and relevant. Timeline allows users to curate your Facebook profile page with the events, photos, and updates that matter.
- Ticker – It provides the most recent news from friends.
- Apps – Facebook has provided emphasis on its over 350 million users’ mobile experience by optimizing the social network with a lot of quality apps.
- Social news and entertainment – Facebook enables its users to know what their friends read across Yahoo! News and what friends listen on Spotify and soon, streaming video site Hulu.
- Privacy – Facebook tries to let its users think that authorizing apps is a positive part of the app.
Are you looking for the HP Touchpad Tablet worth $99? HP Touchpad Tablet went on sale for only $99. After the HP announcement of the Touchpad Tablet price drop, stocks of Best Buy, Amazon, Target, and Office Depot were sold out in less than 24 hours.
I tried to check all HP Touchpad Tablet online stores for any stocks today since I wanted to get one for my daughter. As of posting, I found Amazon has 42 units of HP Touchpad 16GB but it now cost $269.99, while the HP Touchpad 32GB has 46 units @ $325.00 apiece. These new prices excludes $6+ for the shipment.
If you want to get the HP Touchpad Tablet for yourself, you can select from a list of Amazon resellers.
Globe Telecom, Inc. has finally released version 1.4 of their Apple iPad application to fix some issues of their previous version.
The new version of Globe Services for the iPad, available since July 28, 2011, can be downloaded free from the Utilities category of the Apple App Store.
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