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Amazon Kindle Fire vs Apple iPad 2 [Video]

iPad 2 vs Kindle Fire

Apple iPad 2 is the best selling tablet in the market right now, even though companies like Samsung and Motorola are pushing out Android tablets, none of their sales are as good as Apple’s. One of the main reason why Android Tablet is not selling as well is the iTunes, iBooks and Apps Eco-System that Apple has.

Apple’s iPad is not only one of the best tablet hardware available right now, but Apple also have Music, Video, eBooks, Apps market. Thus users are able to buy and consume all of the above. This not only make iPad more useful, it also drive Apple to reduce the profit made from the hardware as they will be able to gain back by selling music, video, books or apps.

Amazon’s Kindle Fire might be the only real competitor with iPad as Amazon like Apple have the same eco-system. So can $199 Kindle Fire’s hardware be on par with iPad 2?

Check out the video below:

By looking at the video, Kindle Fire is not in anyway on par with iPad 2. It is more like a budget tablet which have very similar functionality with iPad 2, but is cheap. Although there is no match with the performance and responsive, but with less than half of the price of iPad 2, you will be able to read books, watch videos, play games and listen to audio books via this tablet with a 7 inch screen. I would say it is pretty worth it, if you are on a budget or you enjoy Amazon’s stores.


Kindle Fire vs iPad 2 vs Nook Color

Kindle Fire vs iPad 2 vs Nook Color

So how is Kindle Fire going to compare with the tablet leader iPad 2 and Nook Color? Looking at the above chart with Verge created, Amazon’s Kindle Fire is only wining in price point and dual core 800mhz processor. But iPad in hardware side is still a clear winner in almost all areas except pricing.

But the success of Apple iPad is not just because of the superior hardware and snappy software but also the content that Apple provides. With the strong background of iTunes Music, Movies, TV Shows, and the recent introduction of Apple App Store & iBookStore. If this is the main reason why Apple’s iPad is the leading tablet, then Amazon also have the secret forumla of winning over the domination of iPad in tablet market.

Amazon have one of the largest music, books, movie and TV shows collection on the internet. Not just that Amazon recently open up Amazon App Store for Android Apps. They have the exact same coverage in media and entertainment as Apple. Thus I feel Kindle Fire might be first Android tablet that will be having real success.

Below are the demo video of Kindle Fire’s Amazon Silk Web Browser:

Silk Browser is a very cool browsing technology that Amazon created. It works similar to what Opera Mobile is, they uses Amazon Web Service to cache and load the website before downsizing and optimized before pushing to the Silk Browser.

Amazon’s Kindle Fire Ads:

More information on Kindle Fire at amazon.com/kindlefire


Amazon Kindle Fire, $199 7-inch iPad killer

Kindle Fire

Amazon today have announced that they will be launching a new Amazon Kindle call Kindle Fire. It is a 7-inch colored tablet and will cost just $199! Amazon is very smart at their pricing for Kindle Fire, they knew they can’t fight Apple’s iPad at $499 or even $399 market. With the price range $199, it will kill alot of other Android Tablets in the market.

How Amazon bring down the Price Point?

Of course, how Amazon manage to bring their tablet down to just $199 price point? Remove. Amazon’s Kindle Fire don’t have camera, no microphones and will be Wifi only. Although it is a multi-touch color tablet, but it will only take 2 finger touch at once. No demo of the tablet yet, but one cool deal is Amazon Prime 60-days free trial comes with every Kindle Fire! They are really pushing their Prime Serve which cost $79 per year, with free 2 days shipping of any product in Amazon.

So will Kindle Fire be the real iPad killer? Maybe, with the strong backing of Amazon App Store, Streaming contents and cheap price point.