Nov 09 AT 12:17 PM Taylor Wimberly 30 Comments

Several thousand more reasons to buy the $199 Kindle Fire


Need even more reasons to buy the Kindle Fire? Today Amazon announced that several thousand of the most popular Android apps will be available on their $199 7-inch tablet. The list includes the likes of Netflix, Rhapsody, Pandora, Twitter, Comics by comiXology, Facebook, The Weather Channel and popular games from Zynga, EA, Gameloft, PopCap and Rovio. Combined with the 18 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, and magazines from Amazon, the Kindle Fire appears to be this holiday’s hottest item.

Previous reports estimated that Amazon could move up to 5 million units this year, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they exceed that. Amazon also announced that 1600 stores across the US would carry the device, which includes Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Staples, Sam’s Club, RadioShack, Office Depot, as well as several other retailers.

Finally, for those that missed it, Amazon also announced their Lending Library program which allows Amazon Prime customers the ability to choose from thousands of books to borrow for free (including over 100 current and former New York Times Bestsellers) as frequently as a book a month, with no due dates.

I already pre-ordered my Kindle Fire. Did you?

If you are still on the fence about the Kindle Fire, check back early next week for our hands-on preview and first impressions.

Source: Amazon

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