Today, Amazon revealed a brand new colored screen tablet, Amazon Fire. The announcement was made by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos today at around 10 a.m. ET.
For the past few weeks, Amazon’s reps refused to tell any information about the product and even denied its existence. Nevertheless, the Android-based tablet, Amazon’s Kindle Fire, is already here with a hefty price tag of $199.
Hefty, it is, considering that it lacks the integration of a camera, microphone or 3G. Let’s take a look at the Kindle Fire on the paper after the jump.
Kindle Fire Key Specs:
Screen – 7inch Gorilla Glass-protected IPS display @ 1024 x 600 pixel resolution
Processor – Dual-Core
Audio – 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, top-mounted stereo speakers.
Formats Supported – Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, WAV, MP4, VP8.
Camera – No
Data – Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11n, No 3g
Operating System – Android Kindle OS
Storage – Amazon Cloud
Store – All Amazon Content & Amazon App Store
Price – $199 (around Php8,654.51 excluding taxes)
Availability – November 2011
*Update – Amazon is now accepting Kindle Fire pre-orders. (For US residents only)