Amazon Kindle Fire teardown: What's inside?

Amazon Kindle Fire teardown: What's inside?

Summary: A teardown of the Amazon Kindle Fire, with a sneaky look of what's inside, and how it works.

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  • The Kindle Fire is Amazon's latest tablet, with a 7"-multi-touch display and a dual-core processor. It also has 512MB RAM and 8GB of internal storage, along with Wi-Fi networking and a tweaked Android operating system.

    But what's inside this elusive device? Courtesy of those fantastic device strippers at iFixit, we can now see.

    (Image source: iFixit)

  • The device itself is simple in design, made up of multiple pieces, unlike the iPad which is one unibody device. But nevertheless, it is a strong, sturdy device. 

    It has three ports at the bottom: a 3.5mm headphone jack, but the device itself lacks hardware volume controls, as well as a micro-USB port for charging and data transfer, and the power button on the end.

    (Image source: iFixit)

Topics: Networking, Amazon, Hardware, Mobility

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  • RE: Amazon Kindle Fire teardown: What's inside?

    Geez, the mobo is TINY!
    Imrhien
  • RE: Amazon Kindle Fire teardown: What's inside?

    There is Bluetooth on this? If so the opens up a lot more possibilities.
    AaronHZ
  • RE: Amazon Kindle Fire teardown: What's inside?

    Picture 7 is the same as picture 6 although the description is different.
    Byterat