Amazon Kindle Fire

The Kindle Fire has a multitouch-capable 7-inch IPS display, a dual-core processor, and at 14.6 ounces, a pretty lightweight frame. The resolution on that screen is 1024 x 600. The battery is rated to last for eight hours of continuous reading or 7.5 hours of video playback (with WiFi switched off).

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 15, 2011
  • Price at launch: $199.00

What You Need To Know

  • 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime
  • Loaded with Amazon Silk cloud-based web browser
  • 7-inch IPS LCD display with Gorilla Glass

Verge Review

When planning my review of the Kindle Fire, I knew I'd need two things: time, and a big list of music, movies, and books I wanted to dive into. I say that because I assumed going into the review that the Fire wasn't about to take the place of my laptop. The Android-powered, 7-inch device didn't exactly strike me as a productivity machine (at least when you look at the specs), and knowing the selection of apps and services I would have access to, I planned on doing some serious consumption of...

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Basic Specs

Thickness 0.45 inches
Weight 0.91 pounds
Screen size (diagonal) 7 inches
Operating system Android
Launch OS version 2.3.3
CPU brand TI
CPU family OMAP 4
RAM size 512 MB

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Tech Specs

Hardware
Height 7.5 inches
Width 4.7 inches
Thickness 0.45 inches
Weight 0.91 pounds
Color Black
Speakers Stereo
Display
Screen size (diagonal) 7 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Resolution (X) 600 px
Resolution (Y) 1024 px
PPI 170
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
Software
Operating system Android
Skin Kindle
Launch OS version 2.3.3
Processor
CPU brand TI
CPU family OMAP 4
CPU model OMAP4430
Clock speed 1 GHz
Cores 2
GPU
Brand Imagination Technologies
Model PowerVR SGX540
Memory
RAM size 512 MB
Storage
Internal size 8 GB
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
Bluetooth No
Ports
Headphone 3.5mm
Data connections Micro USB
Sensors
Sensors Ambient Light, Accelerometer
Battery
Capacity 4400 mAh
Removable No
Quoted use time 7.5 hr
Benchmarks
Quadrant 2011
SunSpider 2541.9 ms
The Verge Battery Test 5 hour 47 minutes
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