The display for the device is much smaller than an iPad (7 inches) but will also be offered at a much cheaper price (starting at $199). The bare-bones iPad sells for $499.
The Fire will run a version of Google’s Android software and will also have access to apps through Amazon’s Android store. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said at a media event in New York that the Kindle Fire will allow users to “connect to the Web, stream movies and TV, display e-books and support thousands of apps” calling it a “platform for games, movies, music and other applications.”
The tablet will not have a camera and also lacks a microphone and slot for memory expansion. It will run on Wi-Fi networks but will not connect to cellular networks.
Amazon is already taking pre-sale orders for the devices, which go on sale on November 15.
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