Thursday September 29 01:46 am
Kindle Fire Unveiled; Amazon's New Tablet Takes Aim at Apple's iPad
Amazon's answer to Apple's iPad has been revealed. The Kindle Fire has a 7-inch display, runs on Google's Android software, and is priced at $199—that's $300 less than the cheapest iPad. The Fire allows video and music streaming and Web browsing via Wi-Fi, not to mention a full range of apps. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is hoping the Fire will catch on where other rival tablets from Hewlett-Packard and Research in Motion have fallen short. The unveiling of the Fire comes a month before Barnes & Noble's planned rollout of the Nook Color 2. All of which means plenty of e-reader and tablet choices for consumers this upcoming holiday season.