There it is, folks. The Amazon Kindle Fire. Looking a little more like an e-reader than a tablet -- though it certainly does resemble the BlackBerry PlayBook on which it's based -- the Kindle Fire's getting its official announcement this morning in New York. The 7-inch device will run a version of Android, but don't expect it to look or feel like a top-shelf tablet.
Price, however, may be its killer feature. At just $199, it pretty much undercuts everything available today, including the highly popular Barnes & Noble NOOK Color.
It'll ship Nov. 15.
- 14.6 ounces
- 7-inch IPS display at 1024x600
- Gorilla Glass
- 1GHz dual-core TI OMAP processor
- Amazon Silk browser
- WiFi, no 3G option
- 8GB of on-board storage