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Amazon Kindle Fire Could Be iPad’s Biggest Rival

Amazon has recently announced the upcoming release of Kindle Fire, a device believed to be the biggest threat to Apple iPad. This phrase has been used so many times before, but none of them stood in the same league as iPad tablet.

So, what exactly can we expect from Kindle Fire?

Learning from other tablet’s mistakes, Amazon made sure that Kindle Fire won’t lack user experience. This particular aspect is what differentiates Apple devices from the rest. Amazon truly understands user interface as no other brand runs an active and diversified website for consumers. Fire is purpose-driven, very easy to use, with access to Kindle books on your library, movie rentals, some free music, and a few Android tablet apps.

The company also introduced a web browser that is exclusively available for Kindle Fire, called Amazon Silk. This browser uses Amazon’s EC2 engine for pre-pocessing and optimizing web pages in the cloud. According to reports, Silk will extend the boundaries of the browser by linking the capabilities and interactivity of your local device with the massive computing power, memory, and network connectivity of the cloud.

Kindle Fire will cost $199, arguably the cheapest relevant tablet in the market to date. Some even think that Amazon might be selling these devices with very minimal profit, almost near a loss. But the way they set up this tablet, expect Amazon to recover everything from their services.

On the downside, this device does not offer cameras, microphone, and 3G connection. In addition to that, Fire only has 8GB of memory. Well, just like Apple said in their TV advertisement, “technology alone is not enough.” Something Apple has proven time & time again, and hopefully Kindle Fire would be successful in following their footsteps.

Amazon is already accepting pre-orders and it will be available on November 15th.

[via Gizmodo]


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