The $199 Kindle Fire is available now for preorder. It will be released on November 15th, 2011. Given the $199 price it’s likely to sell out – so worth preordering now.
The page linked to above has all the details.
- 7″ multi-touch (two fingers at once) display. IPS (in-place switching). 1024 by 600 pixel resolution. 169 ppi.
- 7.5″ x 4.7″ x 0.45″ (190 mm x 120 mm x 11.4 mm).
- 8 GB memory in-built.
- Free Cloud Storage.
- WhisperSync for Movies.
- Free Month of Prime.
- Gorilla Glass display.
More at the Kindle Fire product page.
Notes from the Kindle Fire Conference
Setting things up for Kindle Fire
Now Jeff Bezos is talking about Amazon’s streaming services and seems to be setting up the Kindle Tablet. He’s talking about Prime Instant Video – which you get free with Prime.
Talking about Amazon Web Services – seems there will be some link between Kindle Fire and the Amazon Cloud. With the $79 Kindle there’s the promise of free Cloud storage. With the $199 Kindle Tablet there might be more.
Now talking about how to bring together Prime, AWS, Video, MP3, App Store. Mentions the Kindle Fire. So, the awkward name is reality.
- 7″ IPS display. Full-color.
- Dual Core Processor.
- 14.6 ounces in weight. Easy to Hold.
- Everything is backed up to the Cloud. That’s a bit much – guess with WiFi the costs for Amazon are much lower.
- WhisperSync works with movies and TV Shows.
- Heavily-customized interface – nothing like Android. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Of course, if you love openness then you won’t like it. The interface looks quite good.
- Gorilla Glass and 169 dpi for the screen.
- Supports Multi-tasking. In particular, Mr. Bezos demonstrates background music.
- This is a big one. Using the power of EC2 (Amazon Web Services related) to accelerate web browsing. Amazon Silk. It renders content in the cloud – dynamic split browsing which lets you do things locally or in the cloud. The product naming team at Amazon is on a roll – Kindle Fire, Amazon Silk, Dynamic Split Browsing.
- All in all this feature might end up being far more useful than any of the others. It’ll make browsing on Kindle Fire very smooth and quite a bit faster.
- Setting up the price – $199 Kindle Fire. Mr. Bezos says ‘Amazon has premium products at non-premium prices’.
- Corniest part by far – From Kindle, Fire is born.
Again, the $199 Kindle Fire is available to preorder at Amazon.