Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Amazon Kindle Fire vs. iPad 2

Kindle Fire vs. iPad 2

The Kindle Fire Tablet is half the price of the basic iPad $399 / Kindle Fire $199. The Kindle Fire Tablet will be a welcome addition to the e-reader tablet market, yet like the iPad it is not a true stand alone PC. The Kindle Fire will easily compete or dominate the iPad market with all the Android apps plus Amazon media market? Amazon has cornered the e-reader market with the basic Kindle, they may have the right mix to do the same with the Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet. Search for kindle

The Kindle Fire Technical Details

Display7" 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).
Weight14.6 ounces (413 grams).
System RequirementsNone, because it's wireless and doesn't require a computer.
On-device Storage8GB internal. That's enough for 80 apps, plus either 10 movies or 800 songs or 6,000 books.
Cloud StorageFree cloud storage for all Amazon content
Battery LifeUp 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 TimeFully charges in approximately 4 hours via included U.S. power adapter. Also supports charging from your computer via USB.
Wi-Fi ConnectivitySupports 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 PortUSB 2.0 (micro-B connector)
Audio3.5 mm stereo audio jack, top-mounted stereo speakers.
Content Formats SupportedKindle (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.
DocumentationQuick Start Guide(included in box); Kindle User's Guide (pre-installed on device)
Warranty and Service1-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.

The company that develops a Tablet PC with a truly large flash storage drive (150-500GB) will have the market share.

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