How much of a bite will the Kindle Fire take out of Apple?

29th September 2011

Certainly Amazon's new Kindle Fire has caused a big stir. It has a great deal more functionality than previous Kindles and it is cheap. Apple will obviously be taking notice. However analysts don't think it is a Killer Kindle just yet.

Here PC World gives the details.

"The Kindle Fire has a 7-inch IPS display with 1024-by-600-pixel resolution, plus a dual-core processor and 8GB of storage; it promises 7.5 hours of video playback. While the Fire has a USB port for file transfers, it offers neither a camera nor a microphone. The tablet measures 7.5 by 4.7 by 0.45 inches, and weighs 14.6 ounces.

"But this tablet isn't supposed to be about tech specs–it's meant to be a dead-simple slate for consuming Amazon content. At the top, the interface has a search bar that can search locally, in the cloud, and on the Web. Below that is a strip of content categories, followed by a stylized list of recent content. On the bottom of the screen, users can pin their favourite apps, books, and other media."

The Economic Times focuses on the price and that is definitely to Amazon's advantage.

"In keeping with its role as a device for delivering content, the Kindle Fire, the company's first device that gets anywhere near the functionality of Apple's iPad, is cheap.

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