Amazon unveils Kindle Fire Tablet, Kindle Touch, new Kindle (photos)

Amazon unveils Kindle Fire Tablet, Kindle Touch, new Kindle (photos)

Summary: Amazon today took the wraps off its first tablet, the 7-inch color Kindle Fire along with two other new Kindles.

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  • CEO Jeff Bezos today took the wraps off Amazon's first tablet, the Kindle Fire. The 7-inch color device, which resembles RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook, is expected to shake up the market with it's price tag of $199. Check out Andrew Nusca's story for more.

    In this gallery, we've included some up close and personal photos of the Fire along with Amazon publicity shots. Plus, there are photos of Amazon's newest Kindle and Kindle Touch.

    Credit: Jason Perlow

  • A close-up of the Kindle Fire user interface.

    Credit: Jason Perlow

  • The back of the Kindle Fire device.

    Credit: Jason Perlow

Topics: Tablets, Amazon, Hardware, Laptops, Mobility

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  • RE: Amazon unveils Kindle Fire Tablet, Kindle Touch, new Kindle (photos)

    Does it allow access to the Google Market and Amazon AppStore?
    trippap@...
    • RE: Amazon unveils Kindle Fire Tablet, Kindle Touch, new Kindle (photos)

      @trippap so far, just the AppStore, although they didn't rule out Google uploading their apps to their store.
      jperlow
  • Advertising on the subsidized models?

    How intrusive are the ad's on the subsidized models?
    DrVideo
    • RE: Amazon unveils Kindle Fire Tablet, Kindle Touch, new Kindle (photos)

      @DrVideo They only are displayed when the device is asleep (not being used), and on the tool bar when you bring it up. When you're reading a book, you won't see the ads.
      ahmazin
  • RE: Amazon unveils Kindle Fire Tablet, Kindle Touch, new Kindle (photos)

    amazon Kindle Fire tablet is grerat
    http://www.technews5.com/2011/09/amazoncom-launched-kindle-touch-and.html
    The Kindle Touch, which allows people to easily read on their device one-handed, is designed as a Barnes & Noble Nook-killer and will cost $99
    jackxp7
  • RE: Amazon unveils Kindle Fire Tablet, Kindle Touch, new Kindle (photos)

    amazon Kindle Fire tablet is great
    http://www.technews5.com/2011/09/amazoncom-launched-kindle-touch-and.html
    The Kindle Touch, which allows people to easily read on their device one-handed, is designed as a Barnes & Noble Nook-killer and will cost $99
    jackxp7
  • RE: Amazon unveils Kindle Fire Tablet, Kindle Touch, new Kindle (photos)

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    llidhiehn