Hours ago, and as we announced a few days ago AppleWeblog, Amazon has revamped its range of Kindle e-reader and the family has joined the Fire Kindle, for a tablet to take advantage of all services in the online sales giant. Undoubtedly, in mentioning the word “tablet” is inevitable talk about the iPad , the comparison is inevitable and think if this new release represents a threat or not the device to Apple who founded the Post-PC Era. In other words, is the new iPad tablet from Amazon a Killer? To answer this question I will focus on three axes.
Our colleagues at Gizmodo have covered in detail the technical characteristics and performance of the new device from Amazon. Among the highlights, it should be noted that it has a multi-touch screen 7 inch (with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels at 169 dpi), a dual-core processor, possibly, of 800 Mhz., Storage capacity 8GB (expandable through an SD slot and the free space in a cloud), and WiFi connectivity.
So in this sense, Amazon looks promising: it has the backing of a large community of users and developers of Android, and offers a wide variety of content such as books, music, and movies with the seal of his company. In other words, to keep up the contents of Amazon, Apple next week to launch an attractive offer services related to your icloud, Match iTunes and the iTunes store.
That is, the new Android tablet with interesting features, but in this sense, I think we should give a bonus to Apple. Remember that the iPhone has a multi-touch screen of 9.7 inches (with a resolution of 1024×768 pixels at 132 dpi), with a dual core processor at 1GHz, 16GB storage, 32GB, or 64GB, and connectivity WiFi, 3G, and Bluetooth 2.1. In addition, the Apple tablet also features two cameras, a 0.7 megapixel rear and front 0.2 megapixels, and also features microphone and accelerometer. In other words, the Kindle Fire comes close to competing in this regard but it is noticeable that the iPhone is still more complete, offering more variety and more functionality at the hardware level.
Here, as noted in other blogs include the following: as demonstrated in the past with the Kindle, Amazon offers a limited but perfect device for the task he faces. That is, the Kindle Fire is intended as a tablet for specific tasks, to the consumption of books, magazines, movies, television, music and why not, applications and games are not very demanding. Its hardware and its performance is to respond to it, not the iPad , and in this sense is perfect.
Along with the price, I think this is one of the strengths of the new release of Amazon. As mentioned our fellow Alt1040 , the focus of Kindle Fire are their services, ie tablet Amazon is disclosed as a device that serves as a link to all services of the company of Jeff Bezos:
“Behind the tablet are the Amazon services with hundreds of electronic books, downloading music or watching movies and programs that were already in the online store both Kindle Cloud, like Prime.”
In addition, when using the Android operating system will automatically have access to a collection of interesting applications in the Android Market. According to many, this will not be as complete and dazzling but certainly is a great starting point.