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M.I.S.S. Techcessories: The Amazon Kindle Fire Is Like…So Hot Right Now


Amazon Kindle Fire

The new Amazon Kindle spits hot fiyah

Amazon must have consulted former Making the Band member Dylan when coming up with a name for it’s new tablet.  Why?  Because he spits hot fiyah.  And even if the world’s #1 (through #5) rapper alive didn’t have a hand in the naming process, I’m sure he’d still give two thumbs up to the new Kindle Fire.

Amazon’s no stranger to the e-reader game, having sold eleventy-billion Kindle’s (give or take) over the past couple of years.  But this is their first foray into the tablet game dominated by Apple.  What are they bringing to the table?  A smaller, cheaper, and lighter tablet than the iPad 2 that kind of looks like a Blackberry Playbook.  It’s got a 7 inch IPS screen coated in Gorilla glass and a body that weighs only 14.6 ounces.  Underneath it’s got 1GHz TI OMAP dual-core CPU and 512MB of RAM powering a heavily modified version of Android.  There’s only 8GB of internal storage, but that’s probably because Amazon is giving users free cloud based storage.  That means you’ll have the option of either keeping your e-books, music, movies, photos, and apps on your Fire, or at some remote server somewhere that can be accessed at any time.  It’s also got a built in web browser dubbed Amazon Silk that reportedly works as well as Apple’s on Safari does on iPads and iPhones.

Best of all, though, may be the price.  At $199 the Fire is almost two thirds the cost of the cheapest iPad (sacrificing things like a camera and 3G to achieve that price point).  Amazon is taking pre-orders now, and the Kindle Fire is expected to ship on November 15th.

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2 Responses to “M.I.S.S. Techcessories: The Amazon Kindle Fire Is Like…So Hot Right Now”

  1. Cee says:

    I was expecting M.I.S.S. to write about this. Do you think you guys could do a comparison chart of the best e-readers. I’m hoping to buy one soon but I’m not exactly sure which would be the best as far as spec, access to more books, and the best accessories (cute covers and whatnot).

  2. that’s a wonderful idea and something i’ll plan on doing for november. thanks!

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