The Amazon Kindle Fire Hardware
The tech giant, Amazon has now launched its highly anticipated Amazon Kindle Fire. It is a 7-inch Android tablet and its price is 200 dollars. Earlier to the Amazon Kindle Fire, there were sub-standard products from the likes of Samsung, Motorola, HTC, ASUS, Acer and ghost Chinese companies. All of these tablets were quite expensive but in price competed to Apple’s iPad. There was a market for the less pricey, but high quality tablet under the 300 dollar price tag. Amazon has filled that void with its Amazon Kindle Fire.
The Amazon Kindle Fire comes in its regular Amazon delivery package. Apart from Kindle Fire, there is an AC charger and an instruction manual.
The hardware is quite minimalistic but yet it is attractive. Some internet blogs deem the Kindle Fire as dragging and boring. There is no front button. The screen resolution is 1024*600 pixels. Thus, the Kindle Fire has clear text and pictures at its disposal. Sometimes, the Amazon Kindle Fire reflects too much than needed and this becomes a nuisance. If there is a bright light somewhere, then Kindle Fire reflects it exceedingly.
The Amazon Kindle Fire does not give better readability than e-ink. The back of the Kindle Fire is soft and it’s easier and firmer to grip. Most of the tablets are not that firm to hold.
The layout of the iPad 2 can hurt after a while. So, the thickness of the Kindle Fire is worth it. The tablets in the future will become lighter, but the seven 7-inch tablet is good to work with.
At the bottom of the Kindle Fire, there is a micro USB slot, power button and 3.5 mm headphone slot. There have been some complaints about the power button.
The loudspeakers are present on the top and have good sound quality. It isn’t exactly very high octane. Also, there is no memory card in the Amazon Kindle Fire. The Amazon Kindle Fire has a very simplistic design. It’s not shiny and flashy. It is adorable though.
The battery life is also another aspect which needs improvement because under heavy duty it works for five hours only. The internal storage is 6.5 Giga bytes. The processor is 1 GHz.
Amazon has done a good job with its hardware interface. It is quite a catch to launch a product worth 200 dollars, and providing solid hardware features and satisfactory software capabilities too.
Some weaknesses are awkward such as SD slot is missing, 6.5 Giga bytes of internal storage is less. Others include no camera on the front and back. Also, there is no HDMI output. But what do you want in 200 dollars?
The idea to launch the Amazon Kindle Fire was only to develop a market, not to capture the market completely. It’s the difference between Amazon streaming services and marketplace. All of these features work in USA only, so it doesn’t make sense buying it outside USA. It is just like a regular Android tablet.