Amazon Kindle Fire Tab: What we know so far

Amazon Kindle Tab is enter the releasing count down time, many friends are caring the concert specs except we know the Name is Kindle Fire Tab, with 7.1 inch display and maybe at a price of $249. And here let’s get to the point.

The Hardware
According to Ryan Block at gdgt, Amazon’s tablet will look a lot like Research in Motion’s Blackberry Playbook tablet–a 7-inch slab with sharp corners. That’s because Amazon reportedly hired manufacturer Quanta, which designed the Playbook, to “shortcut” the Kindle Fire’s development process.


However, Siegler says the tablet will have a 1.2 GHz dual-core OMAP processor from Texas Instruments, which isn’t too shabby. Earlier, he reported that the tablet will not have any cameras.

The Software
Hardware is only as good as its software, and Amazon reportedly isn’t messing around. The Kindle Fire will be based on Android 2.1, but modified to the point of being unrecognizable, Siegler reports. The software will emphasize Amazon’s own digital content–movies, TV shows, music, e-books and the Amazon Appstore–with a carousel view of all content on top and pinned app icons on the bottom. The idea is to make content purchases and consumption as simple as possible.
Peter Kafka at All Things D reports that the Kindle Fire also has the backing of three major magazine publishers: Hearst, Conde Nast and Meredith. These publishers are tailoring their publications to fit the 7-inch screen. (Time Inc., which owns Time.com, hasn’t struck a magazine deal with Amazon, Kafka reports.)

Pricing and Release Date
Siegler originally reported that Amazon’s tablet would cost $250, but now he says the Kindle Fire may cost $300. Or, that extra $50 could be a promotional deal for a year of Amazon Prime, which provides unlimited streaming of roughly 11,000 videos and free two-day shipping on retail items. Siegler says the Amazon Kindle Fire may not ship until November, but Amazon will demonstrate the tablet on Wednesday.

Other specs so far:
*It has a 7.1-inch capacitive touch screen that’s multi-touch and back-lit.
*It runs Android but it’s a customized version.
*It looks like a BlackBerry Playbook.
*There are no physical buttons on the surface of the device.
*This initial version of the device will be WiFi-only.
*There is no camera.
*There’s no Android Market.
*Browse with HTML, Flash support
*Video support format: MPEG4, H.263, H.264
*Audio support format: MP3, AAC, AAC+, XMF, AMR, AMR NB, AMR WB

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