Hugh, do you think Amazon made a mistake trying to hit a certain price point and in doing so has crippled this device unnecessarily.Not having 3G really limits streaming from the cloud. Not being able to go beyond 8GB really means this is not meant for viewing videos, photos and music playbook.
It will be interesting to see how sales go but while $199 is cheap, it doesn't seem to provide better value
With Amazon's marketing, I'm sure it will sell but I don't see it being a tablet killer
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).
System Requirements: None, because it's wireless and doesn't require a computer.
On-device Storage: 8GB internal. That's enough for 80 apps, plus either 10 movies or 800 songs or 6,000 books.
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.
Charge Time: Fully charges in approximately 4 hours via included U.S. power adapter. Also supports charging from your computer via USB.
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.
Documentation: Quick Start Guide(included in box); Kindle User's Guide (pre-installed on device)
Warranty and Service: 1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 2-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Kindle is subject to the terms found here.
Included in the Box: Kindle Fire tablet, U.S. power adapter (supports 100-240V), and Quick Start Guide.
I'm not. As I noted earlier, this seems more like competition for low end Android tablets or high end book readers.Why do you think they are trying to compete with Apple?
It won't replace my Kindle. E-ink is something you can't compete against IMHO.james99, you have a kindle or two (for book reading) plus a playbook (for email and browsing) so what is the attraction of the Fire Tablet? Are you going to dump your old kindles and playbook or carry multiple devices around?
Still got your iPad, eh?For its browsing capabilities, it's definitely tempting. I could sell my iPad, buy the Fire, and still come out ahead.
Only because I've been busy lately and haven't gotten around to selling it. Show me some cash, and I'll speed up the process.Still got your iPad, eh?