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