Itching for specs? How’s about a 7-inch IPS (!) panel, Gorilla Glass coating, a 1GHz TI OMAP dual-core CPU, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and a chassis that weighs 14.6 ounces. There’s also access to things you’d expect to have access to: Android Appstore (though no access to Google’s Android Market!), Kindle books, magazines, etc. — all stored for free via Amazon Cloud Storage. Per Jeff: “Delete it and get it back when you want.” Oh, and Whispersync now works with movies and TV shows! “When you get home, switch to your big screen TV. Your movie will be right where you left it.” While it’s clearly Android underneath, the actual UI looks effectively nothing like it — considering TechCrunch‘sintel that Amazon went and did its own thing without Google’s blessing, we guess that makes some level of sense. Oh, and pre-orders are set to start today (but only for Americans… boo), with shipments heading out on November 15th.
- Amazon Kindle Fire tablet unveiled: Android-based, 7-inch display, $199 price tag (engadget.com)
- Amazon Kindle Fire official: $199 7-inch iPad rival (slashgear.com)
- Amazon unveils $199 7-inch Kindle Fire tablet, $99 e-ink Kindle Touch(arstechnica.com)
- Amazon Introduces $200 Kindle Fire Touch Tablet, $79 Kindles, and More [Kindle] (lifehacker.com)
- Amazon Kindle Fire; 7-inch tablet for $199 (bloomberg.com)