Amazon, at the press conference in New York today, unveiled 3 new e-readers and the new Kindle Fire Tablet! You can think of it as the Playbook Reborn! It has a 7-inch IPS display, fast dual-core CPU, light, 14.6 ounces. The resolution is 169 pixels per inch, and has Gorilla Glass for extra durability.
The new Android powered Amazon Tablet is brimming with features, such as support for Amazon Prime which gets you streaming video with many partners, such as Fox, NBC, and more! “It has all the content. 100,000 movies and TV shows, a million songs, apps from the Appstore, magazines.”
The main facet for content is the Amazon App Store which gives free apps away daily to give you a ton of content on the device.
There is also a new web browser that Amazon developed called “Silk.” It gives you a better internet experience. The Amazon engineers said “The biggest differentiator in our browser is that it’s split between running on the device and the cloud. It’s called “Dynamic Split Browsing”—everything can be done locally or remotely. By building a browser that is smart, and split, we think really changes the game.”
The coolest thing about the web browser is that it predicts your web browsing habits. It will cache the top 10 websites you normally visit in advance in the cloud.
Speaking of the experience, we are getting word that the Kindle Fire is a closed Android experience, similar to the Nook Color.
It is on sale November 15th at the $199 price!
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.