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Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Amazon Kindle Fire

The Kindle Fire is a tablet computer product of's Kindle e-book reader. The Kindle Fire has a color 7-inch multi-touch display with IPS technology and runs a forked version of Google's Android OS. The device—which includes access to the Amazon Appstore, streaming movies and TV shows, and Kindle's e-books—was released on November 15, 2011.

The Kindle Fire retails for US$199. Estimates of the device's initial bill of materials ranged from $150 to $201.70.Analysts have projected the device to be a strong competitor to Apple's iPad, and that other Android device makers will suffer lost sales. Amazon's business strategy is to make money on the selling of digital content on the Fire, rather than through the device itself.

The Kindle Fire's external dimensions are 7.5×4.7×0.45 inch (190×120×11 mm), with the visible area of the screen a little smaller than a standard 4×6" photograph.

Customers began collecting their Kindle Fires on November 15, 2011, and in the following December, customers purchased over 1 million Kindle devices per week. International Data Corporation (IDC) estimated that the Kindle Fire sold about 4.7 million units during the fourth quarter of 2011.

Features of Amazon Kindle Fire :

  • 7" 16:9 IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen of WSVGA resolution (1024 x 600) pixels
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity
  • 1GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 CPU, PowerVR SGX540 GPU, TI OMAP 4430 chipset
  • License-free Android-based OS
  • 8GB of on-board storage, free cloud storage for all Amazon content
  • Weight of 413 grams
  • Accelerometer
  • Excellent HTML5 browser
  • Adobe Flash support, Flash videos up to 720p
  • Standard microUSB port, mass storage
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • No 3G, No memory card slot, limited inbuilt storage
  • Reflective screen of poor brightness
  • Very limited video codec support
  • No camera, No physical volume controls
  • Non replaceable battery
  • No native Google apps, no access to the Android Market
  • Some features unavailable without an Amazon Prime account
  • Video streaming not available outside US

Specification of Amazon Kindle Fire :

  • 2G Network : N/A
  • Announced: 2011, September
  • Status : Available. Released 2011, November
  • Dimensions: 190 x 120 x 11.4 mm
  • Weight: 413 g
  • Type : IPS TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size : 1024 x 600 pixels, 7.0 inches (~170 ppi pixel density)
  • Contrast ratio: 896:1 (nominal)
  • Audio quality: Noise -87.8dB / Crosstalk -83.2dB
  • Alert types: N/A
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, Voice 66dB / Noise 63dB / Ring 66dB
  • 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • Card slot: No
  • Internal: 8 GB storage, 512 MB RAM
  • GPRS: No
  • EDGE: No
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth: No
  • USB: Yes
Camera No
  • OS: Android OS, v2.3 (customized)
  • Chip-set: TI OMAP 4430
  • CPU: Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9
  • GPU: PowerVR SGX540
  • Sensors: Accelerometer
  • Messaging: Email, Push Mail, IM
  • Browser: HTML (Amazon Silk)
  • Radio: No
  • GPS: No
  • Java: No
  • Colors: Black
- MP4/VP8 player - MP3/WAV/AAC/OGG/MIDI player - Organizer
  • Type: Standard battery, Li-Ion 4400 mAh
  • Stand-by:
  • Talktime: