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Amazon Kindle Fire Start Pre-order Price $199

Today, Amazon announce their latest tablet product Kindle Fire. At the same time, it also makes a big discount on their old product, Kindle, Kindle Touch, and Kindle Touch 3G. Compare with the old Kindle product, the new Kindle Fire is not a common e-reader any more. The Kindle Fire is an android based tablet. It seems Amazon doesn’t want to just stay in the ebook reader market. The Kindle Fire fully supports the readings, streaming videos, movies, music and apps. Because it is a new product to the android tablet market, Kindle Fire reviews will be necessary for us at this time.

What is Kindle Fire?

Kindle Fire is latest android based tablet from Amazon. Unlike other Kindle e-reader, it is an android tablet. That means not only reading the ebook, you can also watch movies, listen music, browser website, and play games. Kindle Fire has itself browser, Amazon silk, an ultra-fast mobile browser.

Kindle Fire Specifications

Display 7″ multi-touch display with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and anti-reflective treatment, 1024 x 600 pixel resolution at 169 ppi, 16 million colors.
Size (in inches) 7.5″ x 4.7″ x 0.45″ (190 mm x 120 mm x 11.4 mm).
Weight 14.6 ounces (413 grams).
Processor 1GHz TI OMAP dual-core CPU
On-device Storage 8GB internal storage with 512MB of Ram.
Cloud Storage Free cloud storage for all Amazon content
Battery Life Up to 8 hours of continuous reading or 7.5 hours of video playback, with wireless off. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as web browsing and downloading content.
Wi-Fi Connectivity Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, or 802.1X standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
USB Port USB 2.0 (micro-B connector)
Audio 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, top-mounted stereo speakers.
Content 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.
Warranty and Service 1-year limited warranty and service included.
Optional 2-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately.
Included in the Box Kindle Fire device, U.S. power adapter (supports 100-240V), and Quick Start Guide.

For this official Kindle Fire special, we just find out there is no camera and microphone build-in, and it does not support 3G. There is another concern that it doesn’t mention if it support the external storage such as micro-SD card. Usually, the android tablets support 32GB external storage at least.

When can i buy Kindle Fire?

Currently, Amazon already start the Kindle Fire pre-order. But it is only available in U.S. And the all-new Kindle Fire will be released on November 15, 2011. For another country like Canada, it will be available soon.

Kindle Fire Price

Kindle Fire is only $199. As a android tablet with dual processor, it can be a very cheap android tablet. For additional, Amazon also make a big discount on their other products.

Kindle Fire $199
Kindle $79
Kindle Touch $99
Kindle Touch 3G $149
Kindle Keyboard $99
Kindle Keyboard 3G $139
Kindle DX $379
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