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Amazon Kindle Fire HD
Over the past few years Amazon has come from nowhere to become a major player in the hardware sector. It started out with the Kindle e-book reader, and has now extended its reach with the Kindle Fire range of tablets.
While the Kindle Fire HD runs Android, it is a heavily modified version of the operating system.
- Processor: 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9;
- Operating system: Modified Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich";
- Screen: 7-inch, 1280 x 800 resolution;
- Battery life: 11 hours.
- Android, but not Android, which works for a lot of people;
- Superb screen;
- Excellent selection of apps;
- Vastly superior speakers to any tablet.
- If you want a pure Android experience, this is not for you;
- Amazon products and services are pushed at every turn;
- No support for expandable storage.
Price: Starting at $199 for the 16GB model.
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