Under the Knife: We dissect the Kindle Fire

File-it-Under: Operation Autopsy Report!~
By: D.F.Skinner!~







The Kindle Fire is probably the hottest selling tech gadget during the holiday season despite its lukewarm reviews.Amazon in all sold a million Kindles a week,most of them Kindle Fire's.In this installment of the "Under the Knife" we break down the Kindle Fire and see what makes this tablet one of the best selling device around.


Here's a look at the Silk Web Browser



Software the Kindle Fire runs on a Android 4.0 platform,in sense its more of a stripped down version of Android,meaning,you don't get any Google stuff,no browser or Google market place.The featured software in the Kindle Fire is the fast,speedy Amazon Silk web browser.This is suppose to be a revolutionary cloud base web browser that uses a "split browser" technology.Opera mobile web browser was the first to use this type of technology,so I wouldn't call it revolutionary.Probably what sets Amazons Kindle far apart from all the other tablets is you can upload all of your Amazon content to Amazon's own free cloud based server.

Hardware The Kindle Fire hardware setup goes as follws,it has a dual-core 1 GHz TI OMAP processor,the same processor that is currently in the Blackberry PlayBook,its paired with 512MB of RAM and has a 8GB storage capacity.On the connection front, the Kindle Fire streams over WiFi only connection,there is no option 3G network just yet.It has a 802.11 b / g/ n wireless standard on a 2.4 GHz signal.The display is a 1024 x 600 IPS LCD panel that measures at 7 inches in length from one corner all the way to the next,the Kindle Fire can sustain up to 8 hours of continued reading,7.5 hours of video playback,with the wireless turned off.This all varies of course on how long you use your wireless signal,such as web browsing and downloading content.

Connected ports Kindle Fire has one USB 2.O port and a single 3.5 mm stereo audio jack

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