Amazon Announces New Android Tablet The Kindle Fire

Amazon has just announced their new Android tablet, the Kindle Fire, which features a 7″ color display. It is priced at $199 and is shipping on November 15th (now available for pre-order). The also announced an entry level $79 Kindle and a $99 Kindle Touch (also available with a 3G option for $149).


The Kindle Fire also includes Amazon Silk, their new cloud-accelerated web browser.

The web browser on Kindle Fire introduces a radical new paradigm — a “split browser” architecture that accelerates the power of the mobile device hardware by using the computing speed and power of the Amazon Web Services Cloud. The result is a faster web browsing experience, and it’s available exclusively on Kindle Fire.

via Bloomberg

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