Reviews of the Amazon Kindle Fire are now hitting the web.
Tuesday, Amazon will untie the bow on its long-anticipated iPad competitor, the Kindle Fire. While no company to date has been able to make so much as a dent in Apple’s iron grip on the tablet market, Amazon isn’t your everyday manufacturer, and the Kindle Fire isn’t your average tablet. Unlike Motorola, Samsung, HTC and every other major company to rush an iPad clone onto store shelves, Amazon took its time — and perhaps most importantly, it opted to rethink what consumers might really need in a tablet, playing to the iPad’s few weaknesses. Instead of rehashing the winning appeal of Apple’s wonder slate, Amazon took its winning e-reader formula and applied it to a more tablet-like device. So what does the Amazon Kindle Fire have to offer that the ubiquitous iPad doesn’t? Read on — you might be surprised.
The world’s cheapest tablet computer, which will be unveiled on Wednesday, will go on sale in India starting December
Created for use by students, the tablet will first be made available to colleges at Rs 1,750 apiece ($35) although it costs Rs 3,000 to produce. The difference will be subsidised by the government as part of an ambitious plan to make information and communication technologies an integral part of education.
The tablet, will run on Google’s Android platform, withWiFi connectivity for internet access and cloud storage. It will have 256 MB of RAM, a 2GB SD memory card, a 32 GB expandable memory slot and two USB ports.
Amazon is reportedly close to finalizing a deal to purchase webOS from HP, reports VentureBeat.
A well-placed source tells us that HP is currently looking to rid itself of Palm as soon as possible, and that Amazon is the closest to finalizing the deal, among a handful of contenders.
Amazon just announced its Kindle Fire tablet based on Android; however, it uses a heavily customized UI that could be modified to run on top of webOS. In addition, it may even be possible to modify webOS to run the Android apps offered in Amazon’s App Store.
Amazon has announced its much anticipated Kindle Fire tablet at a price of $199.
Today, Amazon is excited to introduce an all-new Kindle family: three all-new Kindle e-readers that are smaller, lighter, and more affordable than ever before, and Kindle Fire – a new class of Kindle that brings the same ease-of-use and deep integration of content that helped Kindle re-invent reading – to movies, TV shows, music, magazines, apps, books, games, and more.
Taiwanese PC manufacturer Micro-Star International (MSI) has launched a new Enjoy range of tablets at affordable prices. The new tablets will be available in two variants; a 7″ (800×480) for Rs 13,999 and a 10″ (1024×768) for Rs 14,999.
Powered by Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread operating system, these tablets with multi-touch capacitive displays sport a 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor and 512 MB RAM. They come equipped with a 2 MP rear as well as front camera for video calling. Adobe Flash 10.1 support is present and therefore no compromise has been made towards delivering a good web browsing experience.
Connectivity is achieved using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1. With an inbuilt storage capacity of 4 GB, these feature a microSD slot to add up to 32 GB. The 3.7 V 4000 mAh Lithium-ion claims to provide a battery backup of 5 hours for the 7″ tablet and 4 hours for the 10″ version. The tablets also feature ambient light sensor to help with a better battery life.