Amazon’s Kindle Fire Is A $199 Android Tablet

Source: Wilson Rothman / MSNBC

Before Amazon’s press event even started, the big news slipped out of the bag: The Amazon Kindle Fire will be a 7-inch Android tablet with a $199 price tag. Then Amazon’s Jeff Bezos went on stage and unveiled it, showing off its movie playback capability and other media features.

As rumors had suggested, it is very reminiscent of the BlackBerry PlayBook, though the bezel looks a little narrower. It weighs 14.6 ounces, pretty much exactly the same as the BlackBerry Playbook. And as had been foretold, it’s got a dual-core processor and a pretty nice custom interface. It does not look anything like a Google-authorized Android tablet.
The tablet will be available Nov. 15, but you can pre-order it now.

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