Oct 17, 2011

Kindle News: Amazon Challenges Apple’s iPad and Blackberry’s Playbook

Amazon has decided to slug it out with Apple’s iPad, the Blackberry Playbook and more in the tablet market with its introduction of the Kindle Fire. The following is a list of what you should know before you decide to buy.

8 Things You Should Know About the Amazon Kindle Fire

Amazon Kindle Fire Has Loads Of Content

The Kindle Fire is integrated with Amazon’s movie store, music store, content and has free cloud storage for all Amazon content. It is an e-reader (of course) and you can email your word documents and PDF documents to your Kindle Fire so you can read them anywhere.

Kindle Fire Runs On Android OS

It runs on an android operating system, has a web browser, you can check email, and it has apps galore that you can buy from Amazon. It also has over 100,000 movies that you can download or stream. If you are an Amazon Prime member, you have unlimited access to 10,000 commercial free streaming movies and t.v. shows that you can watch at any time. This Kindle Fire is different from the regular Kindle reader in that the Kindle reader uses e-ink.

Kindle Fire’s Affordable Price

3. Their new tablet will have a 7-inch color touchscreen and be moderately priced at $199, a price which most consumers will be very happy about. The small size also makes it easy to carry around with you.

Kindle Fire’s Potential For Upgrades

4. The Kindle Fire tablet will allow Amazon to enter the tablet arena quickly. There will most likely be a version that comes with many more options that will be available soon. But for now, this version allows Amazon to be able to compete with other tablets just in time for the Christmas shopping season. Amazon did this the right way. They made a good product that can’t fail and they can improve upon it from there.

The Amazon Kindle Fire’s Competitive Advantage

5. The $199 price tag is extremely enticing. You won’t have to shell out several hundreds of dollars for this tablet. This low price allows Amazon to reach a much wider market than more expensive tablets. The Kindle Fire is not trying to be the iPad. It looks nothing like the iPad and does not operate like the iPad. Amazon will probably lose money on the hardware costs but it will be able to grab an entire base of customers that the iPad will not be able to reach because of its price tag.

Amazon Silk

6. The tablet has super-fast browsing capabilities which use Amazon Silk. Amazon Silk uses a split browser to leverage the power and speed of the Amazon web services cloud. The Kindle Fire also supports Adobe Flash player and is able to play flash videos.

Storage and WiFi Capabilities

7. It has 8GB of storage and has WiFi capabilities. It does not have a camera. It has an eight-hour battery life for reading or a 7 1/2 hour battery life for video playback.

Amazon Content

8. The Kindle Fire is about Amazon content. As the world’s largest online retail store, Amazon knows that it has a lot to offer customers in the form of content. There is an enormous selection of books, movies, music, retail, etc., all of which you can access with the new Kindle Fire tablet. The tablet world has a new, serious competitor.

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