has announced the availability of Amazon’s latest tablet, the Kindle Fire, for India. Touted to be the potential iPad 2 killers, solely because of its pricing, the Kindle Fire runs on a dual-core processor and an undisclosed version of Google’s Android operating system. have priced the Fire at Rs.13,900, and it can be purchased directly via their website

The Kindle Fire

The Kindle Fire

The tablet has a 7-inch display with IPS switching technology at a resolution of 1024 x 600 and works as both a media consumption device as well as a tablet. It supports movies, apps, games, music, and obviously reading along with Amazon's new cloud-accelerated, Silk browser. The Kindle Fire is currently selling at $199 in the U.S, so the pricing isn’t too far off, considering the tablet will be imported. The main USP of the Kindle Fire is the additional content you get from Amazon’s library. We’re not too sure if that content will be as freely available for Indian audiences as it is in the U.S, at present. More information on the Kindle Fire is available on Amazon’s website.

Here’s a lowdown on the specs of the Kindle Fire:

  • 7-inch, multi-touch display with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and anti-reflective treatment, 
  • 1024 x 600 pixel resolution at 169 ppi, 16 million colors
  • Wi-Fi only
  • Kindle supported content formats: (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, WAV, MP4, VP8.
  • USB 2.0 (micro-B connector)
  • 8GB internal (approximately 6GB available for user content)
  • Upto 8 hours of continuous reading or 7.5 hours of video playback, with wireless off.

Check out the pictures of the Kindle Fire in the gallery below: 


Remember the times when you’d be longing for a product to launch in India, but were left disappointed because of the fact that by the time it launched, it was already old in the worldwide market. Well, things are definitely changing for the better as companies have acknowledged the interest that new products generate in India. These launches do come with their own set of cons (little expensive, product devoid of full support), but it’s definitely better to have something, than not have anything, at all. 

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