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Amazon has announced its first tablet PC – Kindle Fire after their success in the e-book readers. The new tablet by Amazon is the biggest threat to the Apple’s iPad which has dominated the tablet market. To make the tablet competitive, Amazon has priced it very low cutting out features like camera and Bluetooth. Samsung’s Galaxy tab has so far become the closest competitor to iPad.

 

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Amazon’s Kindle Fire has upper-hand over Samsung Galaxy tab and even the iPad in different categories. The price which is less that half of the cheapest iPad / Galaxy tab is the biggest advantage. Kindle fire is 7 inch tablet, is stripped down and lacks camera, microphone, 3G making it unable to have access to video chats and other features.

 

Kindle Fire is based on Android 2.3 but Amazon has tweaked the OS a lot. Another disadvantage for Kindle fire user can be the access to limited apps. Unlike other Android tablets, it will not have access to Android market. But you can expect some top apps to be replicated on the Amazon App Store soon. We cannot fully decide which is the best tablet by just looking at the specs. Kindle Fire will be available after November 15 and the best one can be decided then.

 

Here’s is a comparison of the features of the three tablets:


Amazon Kindle FireApple iPad 2Samsung Galaxy 10.1
Size7.5? x 4.7? x 0.45?9.5?x7.3?x0.3410.09? x 6.81? x0.34?
Weight413 grams601 to 613 gram565 gram
Display / Resolution7 in display with 1024×600 resolution9.7 in with 1024 x 768 resolution10.1 inches display with 1280×800 resolution
ProcessorDual-core processor (not specified clearly yet)Apple A5 1.0 GHz dual core processor1.0 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor
OSAndroid 2.3  (tweaked by Amazon)iOS 4.xAndroid 3.0 Honeycomb
AppsAmazon Appstore (No access to Android market)Apple itunesAndroid Market / Amazon Appstore / Non-market apps
Storage8GB internal (free cloud storage)16/32/ 64 GB internal storage16/32 GB internal storage
RAMNot specified512 MB1 GB
ConnectivityWifiWifi, BluetoothWifi, Bluetooth
CameraNONE0.3 MP(front)
0.7 MP (back)
3.0 MP AF camera with LED flash, 2.0 MP front facing
SensorsNONE3-axis Gryo, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor3-axis Gyro, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Compass
BatteryClaimed battery life of Up to 8 hours of continuous reading or 7.5 hours of video playback, with wireless off
  • Built-in 25-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
Built-in-7000mAH battery with claimed battery life of 9hours video playback and 72hours music playback
PriceUS $199US $499 to $829US$ 499 to 599
AvaliablilityFrom November 15 2011YesYes
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