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What do you get when you take a traditional web browser, crunch it through some cloud servers, compress the data and make it more mobile friendly by sharing the load locally as well as in the back end? That's Amazon's Silk browser. Actually, it sounds a bit familiar, but it's going to get some prominent play on the new Amazon Kindle Fire tablet, which is likely to...
The 7-inch Amazon Kindle Fire tablet, or e-reader (if you will) is the latest release from Amazon. It offers free data storage in the cloud and a new internet browser named Amazon Silk.
The Kindle Fire's display is made of Corning's Gorilla Glass, and underneath the hood features a 1GHz dual-core TI OMAP processor and 8GB of onboard storage.
7-inch IPS display at 1024x600, 169 ppi
1GHz dual-core TI OMAP processor
Wifi-only (802.11 b/g/n)
Amazon Silk browser
WiFi, no 3G option
8GB of on-board storage
Size: 7.5" x 4.7" x 0.45" (190 mm x 120 mm x 11.4 mm).
Weight: 14.6 ounces (413 grams)
Charge time: 4 hours
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...