Amazon's New Kindle tablets announced

By NEMS Daily Journal

Amazon has released a 7″ tablet called the Amazon Kindle Fire Color Tablet — and It’s Only $199! It doesn’t match Apple’s iPad on features but it will provide fierce holiday competition.

It’s running Android. It has a high resolution IPS display capable of 169 pixels per inch compared to the iPad’s 132 pixels per inch. The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass. It weighs only 14.6 ounces.

It has a dual core CPU and Wi-Fi. No cameras or microphones so no videoconferencing and no 3G.

It has 8GB of memory built in but most of that is for cache memory. This is a true cloud device and Amazon does ‘Cloud’ better than anybody at this point.

The web browser—called Amazon Silk—is a split browser, using Amazon’s EC2 engine for pre-processing and optimizing web pages in the cloud. The EC2 engine takes out any superflous information, optimizes all the media for the Kindle Fire’s display, and sends it to the tablet. This keeps memory usage tight.

It also features “predictive rendering”, which detects browsing patterns and pre-renders the most used pages. It’s clever, transparent to the user and, looking at Bezos’ demo on stage, it’s extremely fast too.

You can pre-order it now for $199 and it will ship on November 15.

Kindle Fire at Amazon.com