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Amazon Kindle Fire vs Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet

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Amazon Kindle Fire Remove phone

Posted: 28 Sep 2011
Market Status: Released
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Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet Remove phone

Posted: 08 Nov 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSAndroid (2.3)Android (2.3) 
Dimensions7.48 x 4.72 x 0.45 inches (190 x 120 x 11.4 mm)8.10 x 5.00 x 0.48 inches (206 x 127 x 12 mm) 
Weight14.57 oz (413 g)
the average is 15.1 oz (431 g)
14.10 oz (400 g)
the average is 15.1 oz (431 g)
 
Display
Physical size7.0 inches7.0 inches 
Resolution1024 x 600 pixels1024 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 ppi170 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 LCDIPS LCD 
Colors 16 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesScratch-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 OMAP4TI 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 MHzDual core, 1000 MHz 
Graphics processor Yes 
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 RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage8 GB16 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Not user replaceableYesYes 
Multimedia
SpeakersStereo speakers  
specifications continue after the ad
Internet browsing
Built-in online services support Facebook 
Connectivity
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
USBUSB 2.0  
ConnectormicroUSB  
OtherComputer sync, OTA sync  
Other features
Sensors Accelerometer 
Availability
Officially announced28 Sep 201107 Nov 2011 
Shopping information
Warranty period12 Months  
Accessories NOOK Tablet, USB Cable, Quick Start Guide, Power Adapter, Rechargeable Battery (installed) 

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