It had long been rumored, but finally it was yesterday when Amazon introduced its first tablet, the Kindle Fire . The company based in Seattle wants to enter the planet of tablets stomping from the start and with a clear objective, which is none other than trying to compete with the iPad, Absolute market leader today, despite the large number of Android alternatives on the market.
The Kindle Fire is an Android tablet (designed by the Amazon itself as we shall see), with techniques most interesting features, with all services and access to stores Amazon content and has the great attraction of leave to market at a price of only $ 199 (about 149 euros), representing a third of what counts the most basic model of iPad 2 and they cost most tablets on the market. A hit on the table important and that can revolutionize the market for tablets.
Although it seems that Amazon wants to differentiate at the same time, offering some characteristics different from the ones we have seen in most models. In fact, we could say that the Amazon Fire is clearly focused on its side multimedia offering for that all services and shops e – commerce giant.
Moving on, we are talking about a tablet of 7 inches . Precisely at this point we find the first prominent aspect of the tablet Amazon, and is none other than his incredible screen with IPS panel , which is riding the best monitors, ensuring incredible picture quality and viewing angle much better . Its resolution is 1024 x 600 pixels , with a pixel density of 169 ppi and 16 million colors. It also features Gorilla Glass to protect it from bumps, dust and scratches. Inside are a processor Dual Core ARM OPAP 1 GHz Texas Instruments. Storage memory is 8 GB , somewhat low for what we’re used to , but that is solved with the Amazon Cloud Storage , or what is the same service cloud storage company and will allow us to have Online of all the content that we buy or have whenever we want. This service will be totally free.
It is clear that such a low price leads to remove some features such as the absence of cameras, microphone, 3G connection, Bluetooth or HDMI port to connect to any other screen. What we do have, obviously, WiFi N, which take special role because from Amazon have special interest in pointing out that to synchronize your device with any computer will not need cable (as it happens in the iPad), but Which will be done wirelessly. And thanks to the connection Whispersync we can play content on compatible televisions.
The other technical characteristics highlight its battery we will offer the not inconsiderable figure of 8 hours of battery life for reading and 7.5 hours video. It also has a microUSB port and the usual 3.5 mm audio jack.
As we see some technical characteristics that are not bad, and more considering the price. In addition, smaller format allows that to be a tablet of a quite small size ( 190 × 120 × 11.4 mm ) and light enough, since it only weighs 413 grams .
The Amazon Kindle Fire also wants to highlight in the software section. Opting for Android, but not surprise Honeycomb, but by a variation of Froyo customized by Amazon itself to offer a much more attractive and functional for the user aspect. In addition, the tablet will have access to the recently launched in Europe (including Spain) online application store company, the Amazon App Store . We also found a novelty in the browser because it does not opt for Chrome, but opt for one own called Amazon Silk . This browser also uses the cloud (Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud servers), allowing pages to load much faster, as well as allowing us to save our preferences and bookmarks.
The Kindle Fire will be compatible with a large number of formats Photo: AZW), TXT, PDF, MOBI, PRC, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, AAC without DRM, MP3, MIDI, OGG, WAV, MP4, and VP8.