Amazon Unveils its Kindle Fire iPad Rival for $199
Engadget reports on Amazonís big launch today in New York of its Kindle Fire tablet. As was widely reported yesterday, the 7-inch tablet will run its own version of Android. And the price will be even lower than many predicted, coming in at $199. For this price, it has no camera or microphone, and no 3G either, being Wi-Fi only. It also comes with a 30-day trial of Amazon Prime. According to Engadget, the Fire will have access to the Android Appstore, but not to Googleís Android Market, and all your Kindle books, magazines and so on can be stored free of charge in Amazonís Cloud Storage. Engadget says that pre-orders start from today, but only in the US, and the tablet is expected to ship on November 15.
So there we have it! Will the Kindle Fire be an iPad killer, or even an iPad maimer, or is it may too small to really challenge the iPad?
Source: Amazon Kindle Fire tablet unveiled: Android-based, 7-inch display, $199 price tag -- Engadget