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Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet Details

Amazon's $199 Kindle Fire Tablet Revealed [Updated]

Amazon unveiled the Kindle Fire tablet this morning in NYC. Said to be coming with a low price tag of $199, this seven-inch tablet will run a custom version of Android and come packed with WiFi connectivity, but will be released without a camera, microphone, or 3G access.

Additionally, the Kindle Fire will come stocked with a 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, the $79 membership that offers free two-day shipping and free movie and video streaming.

Update: Jeff Bezos has officially announced the Kindle Fire himself and has revealed more details:

  • 14.6 ounces
  • Dual-core processor
  • Free Amazon Cloud storage
  • Whispersync includes books, movies, TV shows, songs
  • Gorilla Glass display
  • New Silk browser that is split between running in the cloud and running on the device (more on this later)
  • Amazon Prime members will get unlimited streaming access to music and videos through their membership
  • 8GB of on-board storage, which will hold up to 80 apps, plus either 10 movies or 800 songs or 6,000 books, with unlimited backup in Amazon's cloud storage.
  • Preorder now; available Nov. 15
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