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Kindle Fire & Amazon Silk Details

Posted by on September 28, 2011 at 11:22 am

You hear that crackling on the internet? That’s fire, Kindle Fire. We heard the rumors and even reported on them. The rumors that were wrong actually made the Kindle Fire better. Is this still an iPad killer? No, but what it is, is the best e-reader and cheap tablet on the market. 

Here is the quick run down: 7″ screen, 1024×600, dual-core 1GHz TI OMAP 4 processor, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of storage and 802.11b/g/n all weighing 414 grams, did I mention that it’s only $199? This new tablet just made everyone say Nook, who? The Nook and the Fire share similarities like the size, memory and storage. The price though is $50 difference, if Nook wants to stay in the game they will have to drop theirs below $199, it would be stupid to only drop it to $199 when it is slower.

If you are confused about Amazon Silk let me explain what they are trying to do versus what browsers do now. Anytime a browser runs it has to use resources to make everything work. What Silk is doing is harnessing the power of the cloud, it can run some of those subsystems remotely. Silk will determine automatically each time you click a link or go to a web page what subsystems it will run locally and remotely, speeding up the browser experience. Amazon said they will be releasing more information about Silk in the coming weeks but for now take a look at the video below. If you want a Kindle Fire you better be pre-ordering it now, it releases November 15th.

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