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Amazon Kindle Fire – The Executive Summary

Just a quick summary of Amazon Kindle Fire.

  • Looks like the BlackBerry PlayBook (pretty much is)
  • Runs a modified Android 2.3 gingerbread – very different interface, looks like a bookshelf
  • Gorilla glass 7″ multi-touch display with IPS, anti-reflective treatment, 1024 x 600 pixel resolution at 169 ppi, 16 million colors.
  • 1GHz TI OMAP dual-core CPU
  • 512MB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage
  • ~413 grams, 190 mm x 120 mm x 11.4 mm
  • Only WiFi, no 3G
  • USD$199, available on 15th November (no international yet)
  • Amazon’s Appstore for Android (no access to Google Android Market), Kindle books, magazines, movies, tv shows, music, apps, etc. – Stored for free via unlimited Amazon Cloud Storage
  • Built-in email app + Amazon Silk (cloud-accelerated browser) + Amazon Whisper sync
  • No front/rear cameras, no microphone, no physical expandable storage (why? you’ve got unlimited Amazon Cloud Storage anyway), no GPS, no HDMI, no bluetooth

Would you buy it? I would, if they added 3G and made more content available in Singapore. That’s all I’ll need to be convinced to buy it. The price is right, the device is well built, and the technologies built around it is just simply amazing. Check out the advertisement on the Amazon Kindle Fire below.

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