Amazon Kindle Fire official at $199, ships Nov. 15
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
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It might not have dual core, but it will have front/rear cameras, it will have both a microSD AND Full SD slot for adding a lot of additional storage. Gingerbread, probably ICS if the code is released and cyanogenmod gets a hold of it. Unfortunately it looks like we won't be able to get the 8gb for $199, but $249 for a 16gb version and everything else I would say this will be a winner.
If it's rootable so you can put Honeycomb on it for development of regular apps, I'm in...would love to have gotten the 10" they had planned though...
Will it show up as a memory device of plugged in to the computer.