I have seen many people making comparisons between iPad series by Apple and newly launched Kindle Fire tablet by Amazon, a website dedicated to online sale (In case you’re in doubt, Yes; Kindle Fire is a tablet!). But to be honest, there is vast difference between these two tablets ranging right from price to size and shape. They even offer slightly different functions. Let us first see all the technical specifications of this a newbie by Amazon before going into the details.
Technical Specifications of Amazon Kindle Fire
Dimensions: 190 x 120 x 11.4mm
Display: 7-inch IPS anti-reflective multi-touch display (1024 x 600)
Operating System: Heavily modified Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS
Processor: 1GHz TI OMAP 4430 (2 x Cortex A9)
Memory: 512 MB RAM, 8GB internal
Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, or 802.1X), USB 2.0
Other Features: Cloud storage provided by Amazon, A new silk web browser, Powerful apps, WhisperSync for TV shows and movies
Review of Amazon Kindle Fire
Although Amazon is selling this beauty under the tablet tag, the device offers different functions than other tablets; it is loaded with a highly modified version of OS Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), it has some decent functions hooking it nicely into the Amazon’s gigantic online book store and it is mainly designed for reading rather than anything else.
Now after reading its full specifications, many viewers might be thinking, whether should I get a Kindle Fire or iPad or other tabs would be great? There are few reasons. First, the tablet is lightest available tablet in the market weighing only 14.6 ounceor413 grams. Another reason that is sure to attract users towards it is its price. When you are getting almost everything which all other tablets offer at much lower rate, why to go for higher price?
The Kindle Fire comes with an in-built silk browser. Being a content-focused tablet, Kindle Fire provides faster web performance through the means of Silk, which runs on cloud-acceleration technology. Besides this browser, Kindle Fire has great services and applications at its doorstep as it runs on Android OS. The most interesting feature that has been added to tablet is WhisperSync. It is an e-reader which can synchronize all your bookmarks, notes, history and so on. The software also supports TV shows and movies; so you can stop a movie at any place on your Kindle and start it on your internet-connected computer or HDTV from the same place.
The price as quoted earlier remains best feature of the tablet. It has everything that a normal user might need and that too at an affordable price-tag of $199 without any contract plans along with a free trial of its Amazon Prime service for 30 days.
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