Today Amazon unveiled its latest touchscreen handheld device – the Kindle Fire Tablet. Building on the success of the previous Kindle’s, the new Kindle Fire features an Android operating system and 7″ color multi-touch screen. In terms of size it is 190 mm x 120 mm x 11.4 mm and it weighs just over 400 grams. Next to 8GB internal storage, the new device comes with unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content and furthermore it supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots.
Surprisingly the device does not come with a 3G connection or built in cameras, like its competitor, the iPad 2. Amazon stills seems to be concentrating on content rather than too much hardware features. In terms of content, the device of course handles eMail, music, books, magazines, movies and much more, all provided directly by Amazon.
Releasing on November 15th, 2011, the Amazon Kindle Fire is priced at 199 USD.