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Amazon Kindle Fire

Announced
Sep 28, 2011
Market status
Released
Release date
Nov 15, 2011

Pros

  • Dual core processor

Cons

  • No rear camera
  • Low pixel density screen (170 ppi)
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Battery is not user replaceable
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • No front-facing camera
  • Lacks global positioning system (GPS)

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Description

The Amazon Kindle Fire is an affordable Android-based slate with 7" display, whose main selling point, besides the sub-$200 price, is the tight integration with Amazon's vast universe of entertainment and shopping services.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • OS:
    • Android (2.3)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 7.48 x 4.72 x 0.45 inches (190 x 120 x 11.4 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 14.57 oz (413 g)
      the average is 14.9 oz (426 g)
  • Colors:
    • Black

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 7.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 170 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Scratch-resistant glass

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • TI OMAP4
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual core, 1000 MHz
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 512 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 8 GB

Battery

  • Video playback:
    • 7.50 hours
  • Not user replaceable:
    • Yes

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, WAV, MP4, OGG, MIDI
  • Speakers:
    • Stereo speakers

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • HTML

Phone features

  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Document viewer (Office, Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI and PRC )
  • E-mail:
      • Yes

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync
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Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 28 Sep 2011

Shopping information

  • Warranty period:
    • 12 Months
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This device is also known as Amazon Kindle 7


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