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Amazon Kindle Fire: Visual Tour

Take a closer look at Amazon's $199 Kindle Fire tablet, as unveiled Wednesday by CEO Jeff Bezos. One clear goal: Steal millions of hearts--and dollars--from Apple.
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Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos debuted the new Kindle family, starting with the $199 Kindle Fire, an Android-based tablet that puts video, audio, Internet access (via Wi-Fi only), and more than 16,000 Android Apps at the consumer's fingertips. The three new Kindle e-readers are based on black-and-white electronic-ink technology. The $149 Kindle Touch 3G is Amazon's first touch-screen model. Touch navigation aims to make it easier than Amazon's older Kindle models to turn pages, search, and shop for content. No-cost 3G access to the Kindle store is built in. The $99 Kindle Touch is much the same device, but limited to Wi-Fi. At $79, the new standard Kindle is said to be 18% smaller and 30% lighter than the old model, yet it features the same 6-inch screen.

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Cconway2361
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Cconway2361,
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1/24/2012 | 2:02:18 PM
re: Amazon Kindle Fire: Visual Tour
I am disappointed with Amazon Fire. Battery life will not even let met read 1 book.
Why? cconway2361@hotmail.com
johnpaul1943
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9/30/2011 | 1:52:13 AM
re: Amazon Kindle Fire: Visual Tour
Yes, I forgot, no sdcard, 8gb, no 3G, no camera. Taps was already played before it was even released. I wonder who does the thinking for these people. Dumb and dumber!
johnpaul1943
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johnpaul1943,
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9/30/2011 | 1:51:02 AM
re: Amazon Kindle Fire: Visual Tour
8gb and no sdcard slot. I can already hear taps being played!
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9/29/2011 | 11:47:15 PM
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I am disappointed. I was holding out, waiting for Amazon to deliver something truly amazing. A 7" device with no 3G, no camera and ok battery life just doesn't do it for me. I think I will be moving forward with an iPad.
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