Can the Amazon Kindle Fire Burn the Heels of the iPad 2?

Published on November 21st, 2011

 
When it comes to electronics Apple rules supreme. Ranging from cell phones to tablets, Apple offers products that fit the needs of all. The iPad 2 has dominated the tablet market since its release in March 2011. According to the International Data Corporation research group, 9.3 million units were shipped during the second quarter giving the iPad 2 a 68.3 percent share of the worldwide market.

With such an extensive hold on the market, can anyone challenge Apple and the iPad 2? Amazon’s newly released Kindle Fire is the latest challenger, and based off the technical specifications it will be a duel to the death.

   Amazon Kindle Fire Apple iPad 2
 Operating system Android  iOS 
 Screen Size 7″               9.7″
 Screen Resolution  1024 x 600  1024 x 768
 Size  7.5 x 4.7 x .45  9.5 x 7.31 x .34
 Weight   14.6 ounces  21.28 ounces
 Storage  8GB  16-64GB
 Wi-Fi Connectivity  Yes  Yes
 3G Connectivity  No Optional 
 Camera  No Yes, Front and Rear
 GPS  No  Only on 3G Models
 Battery Life  8 hours  7.5 hours
 Processor  Dual-core TI OMAP 4  Dual-core A5
 App Store  Amazon App Store & Android Market  iOS App Store
 Price  $199  $499-829

The Kindle Fire has debuted to great reviews so far from experts.

“The Fire has an ultra-affordable price tag, and the screen quality is exceptional for the price,” reported CNET, a tech media website that publishes news articles on technology and electronics.

Customers are in agreement with the reviews.

“I got my Amazon Kindle Fire on the first day!” So excited!” said Kiara Poole, a recent graduate of Spelmen College in Atlanta. “I love it so far. The color is nice and bright.”

With a $199 price tag, high screen resolution, powerful processing speed, the Android market, and the backing of Amazon, one of the leaders in digital content, the Kindle will surely put up a fight with the iPad 2 this holiday season. You can order your Kindle Fire today or pick one up at your local electronic store.

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