Amazon Kindle Fire has just hit stores. Amazon started shipping its much-frenzied iPad killer tablet PC on Tuesday (November 15). The 7-inch Android tablet is to openly face off Apple iPad and other Android rivals. With a small screen and unbeatable price tag, Kindle Fire is expected to become the tablet of the fall 2011. Though getting rivals like Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet and Kobo Vox, Kindle Fire is to shine on market. There have been rumors over the arrival of the Kindle tablet for a long period. Everyone was looking for an iPad killer in Amazon’s first tablet PC. Yes, we have the device in stores right now. In this article, we discuss ten things that make Kindle Fire a special tablet:
1. Unlimited data storage
You may feel surprise to hear that Kindle Fire offers unlimited data storage. Yes, the device has. Besides its meager 8GB internal memory, Kindle Fire has Amazon Cloud Drive support for unlimited data storage. You can store countless books, newspapers, magazines, images, music and others on cloud. The feature will challenge Apple’s recently launched iCloud and iTunes Match.
2. No cameras
It is another stunning thing with Kindle Fire. It is a time most companies roll out technological products whether a smartphone, tablet, music player or anything else with cameras. But Amazon has skipped both front and rear cameras on Kindle Fire. It may be because the company wishes to make Fire just a color and multimedia tablet for eReading. You won’t be able to video chat and take images with Kindle Fire. Be a serious reader with Kindle Fire.
3. Unlimited streaming
Amazon Prime is a state-of-the-art facility for streaming video and audio contents. Kindle Fire with Amazon Prime is like any regular tablet. You have option to stream videos and music from a collection of thousands. Amazon provides unlimited streaming for a month with a new Kindle Fire. Later, you can subscribe to Amazon Prime paying $79 for a year.
4. Amazon behind the wheel
The company behind Kindle Fire is Amazon, the world’s biggest online retailer. Unlike Apple, Samsung, Kobo and Barnes & Noble, Amazon is a champion in selling most of digital and textual contents on the web. It is the major strength of Kindle Fire from all its competitors. Of course, Kindle tablet has been in news for a long period, because people yearned for a tablet from Amazon.
The tablet market is going through its peak time. Earlier, we had tablets with large screens; from iPad’s 9.7-inch to Samsung Galaxy Tab’s 10.1-inch. The 10.1-inch size eventually became the standard size for tablets with a horde of products coming with 10.1-inch screens. It is here the 7-inch tablet frenzy has evoked up. Started with Kindle Fire, now we are to get nearly half a dozen of tablets from leading manufacturers. Samsung, Kobo, Barnes & Noble and many others are to launch 7-inchers.
6. Unbeatable price
To top it all, Kindle Fire is with a stunning price of $199. In order to remain competitive to iPad and others, Amazon sells its tablet for a smaller price. The price has also become a hit now. Kobo and many other firms have announced plans to sell their tablets for the same price.
Kindle Fire is rich with apps too. The company has recently announced that Netflix will be there on the tablet. Netflix is an American provider of on-demand internet streaming service. You can stream TV shows, films and many others from Netflix.
The famous automated music recommendation service also works on Kindle Fire. Earlier, the company did not reveal whether Pandora will run on it.
9. Hulu Plus
Hulu Plus is an over-the-top (OTT) subscription service that brings to you TV shows, videos, films and many other contents. Amazon decided to add Hulu on Kindle Fire after it was known that Nook Tablet will be with Hulu Plus.
10. Kindle Fire newsstand
Barnes & Noble has been boastful of its Nook Tablet’s newsstand when it announced the device. Amazon has recently announced that Kindle Fire is also with the feature. We have Kindle Fire newsstand to download books, magazines and newspapers.