The Kindle Fire is the device we were all waiting for and when it arrived it did not disappoint. The Fire is a 7-inch media device that plays well with all of Amazon’s media services including the book store, the video store, and the music store. It includes a web browser and supports Amazon’s own Amazon App Store, a branch of the Android App Store that focuses on apps optimized for this device.
Priced at $199, the Fire should arrive in late November and, as Matt notes, it will probably be the break-out Android tablet of this season. It’s not hard to see the appeal – a price point far below the iPads but with all of Amazon’s media services built-in.
Here is the upcoming Fire commercial that showcases the product and, more important, explains the monosyllabic name.
Kindle Fire brings you Movies, apps, games, music, reading and more, plus Amazon’s cloud-accelerated web browser
18 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, and books
Amazon Appstore - thousands of popular apps and games
Ultra-fast web browsing - Amazon Silk
Free cloud storage for all your Amazon content
Vibrant color touchscreen with extra-wide viewing angle
Fast, powerful dual-core processor
Amazon Prime members enjoy unlimited, instant streaming of over 10,000 popular movies and TV shows