December 28, 2011

New tablet junkie

Through the very thoughtful birthday gift from my bride today, I received a new Kindle Fire! I'm going to have a lot of fun with this as I join the ranks of tablet junkies!

Amazon had cranked up its Kindle Fire orders to more than 5 million units to meet the holiday season demand.

According to the sources, Amazon increased its volume to more than 5 million because it believes demand for the Kindle Fire became even stronger throughout December.

Amazon claims that the Kindle Fire tablet supports “thousands” of apps right out of the box. The tablet sports a customized version of Google’s Android 2.3 “Gingerbread” OS, meaning that most of the apps hosted by Amazon’s own Appstore for Android will be compatible with the device. Owners will also be greeted with a free app each day thanks to Amazon’s current Free-App-Of-The-Day promotion.

The Kindle Fire has a 7-inch IPS display with a 1024 x 600 resolution and 169 pixels per inch. It will also come packed with a dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP4 SoC clocked at 1 GHz, 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage (but no SD card slot), 8 hours of continuous reading with Wi-Fi turned off, and more.

So far so good!