The Kindle Fire – Now In SA!
The rumours have finally been confirmed – Amazon is indeed releasing a full-colour, full touch tablet! Called the Kindle Fire it promises to pull together all of Amazon’s media offerings into one sleek tablet – all at the rockbottom price of $ 199 (app. R 1 700)!
The Kindle Fire
After months of speculation, Amazon has finally confirmed details abouts its upcoming tablet. The new Kindle Fire for only $199 is more than a tablet – it s a full color Kindle for web, movies, TV shows, music, apps, games, reading & more.
Kindle Fire specs at a glance:
- Display: 7″ multi-touch display with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and anti-reflective treatment, 1024 x 600 pixel resolution at 169 ppi, 16 million colors.
- Size: 190 mm x 120 mm x 11.4 mm
- Weight: 413 grams
- On-device Storage: 8GB internal
- Cloud Storage: Free cloud storage for all Amazon content
- Battery Life: Up to 8 hours of continuous reading
- Charge Time: approximately 4 hours
- Wi-Fi Connectivity: Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, or 802.1X standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
- USB Port: USB 2.0 (micro-B connector)
- Audio: 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, top-mounted stereo speakers.
- Content Formats Supported: Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, WAV, MP4, VP8.
- Warranty and Service: 1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 2-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers.
- Included in the Box: Kindle Fire device, U.S. power adapter (supports 100-240V), and Quick Start Guide.
What’s New In The Kindle Fire
Stunning Color Touchscreen
High resolution, backlit colour 7″ touchscreen that delivers 16 million colors. Kindle Fire uses IPS (in-plane switching) technology – similar technology to that used on the iPad – for an extra-wide viewing angle.
Kindle Fire’s new interface was designed from theground up to support all the new media formats and makes it simple & intuitive to browse through recent content and websites. Similar to the iPad, you can spin through your media libraries and access all content within one simple touch from the dashboard.
Fast, Dual-Core Processor
Kindle Fire features a state-of-the-art dual-core processor for fast, powerful performance.
Full web-browsing with the Amzon Silk
Amazon Silk is a revolutionary, cloud-accelerated browser that uses a “split browser” architecture to leverage the computing speed and power of the Amazon Web Services cloud. Supports Flash.
In addition to the above, the Kindle Fire rounds off the full tablet experience with access to a wide variety of games and apps via the Amazon Apps Market, as well as access to all of Amazon’s media content such as videos and music.
Did I mention it’s only $ 199 (that’s slight more than the “old” 3G Kindle) or less than 1/3 the price of a new iPad.
Buy Kindle Fire in South Africa
So, when can you actually buy the Kindle Fire in South Africa? Whilst the Kindle Fire will only be available in the US – you can get one in South Africa!
But before you order, make sure you know exactly what features are available on the Kindle Fire in South Africa!
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