Sep 28 AT 8:49 AM Anthony Domanico 66 Comments

Amazon Kindle Fire, the 7-inch sub-$200 Android tablet (Update)


Amazon is all set to unveil their 7-inch Android tablet to the market, with a press conference scheduled for 10 a.m. EST.  It seems Bloomberg has let the cat out of the bag a bit early this morning, and has revealed the official pricing for the upcoming tablet.

The 7-inch Amazon Fire will be unleashed for an incredibly affordable $199.

The Kindle Fire will feature:

  • Dual Core Processor
  • Multi-Touch 7″ IPS display
  • Kindle-ized OS based on Android 2.3 (UPDATE: It runs Gingerbread! 2.3)
  • Amazon Silk Browser
  • Unlimited cloud storage for apps, books, movies, and music
  • 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime
  • Whispersync for books, movies, and TV shows

The Kindle Fire will not have a camera of any kind, and will also not feature a microphone. Though this will certainly be a disappointment for some, as many of us use our voice to control our Android devices, the price tag certainly affords Amazon a couple trade-offs.

The Kindle Fire will be officially released on November 15th, but you can pre-order the Kindle Fire over on Amazon for $199 starting today.

Anyone out there plan to pick up a Kindle Fire, or are you putting your money into a more fully-featured Android tablet?

Update: Hands-on video via This is my Next.

Via: Bloomberg

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