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.